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    okay... so lotsa ppl keep asking "how" we (me and dommie) make the camo friendship bracelets. here's a super detailed how-to thread just on this.

    we just make regular kind of friendship bracelets... i found some sites to show you how to tie if you don't already know. we get the string from crafts stores, and its a REALLY cheap hobby!

    http://www.how-to-make-jewelry.com/f...-patterns.html

    http://parentingteens.about.com/od/a...riendship1.htm

    i used REALLY simple knots/stitches. i use variations of flat or twisting chinese stair cases (the stitch where you make a "4" and tie it around the other strings in your bracelet):

    step one: choose a string you want to show. make a "four" on top of the remaining strings (these will get tied in the middle):



    feed the end through the loop:




    pull it TIGHT. holding tight the strings in the middle:


    the only string that will be visible for that stitch is the one you made the four with. if you make the four in the same direction (point to the right for example) the subsequent knots will twist. if you alternate directions (right, tie. left, tie. etc.) the subsequent knots will be flat.

    you can also do a double version of this stitch:

    the green and the brownish strings on the side will BOTH show on this stitch.


    the green is the first "four" on top. then make a four with the brown going under and feeding into the green's loop:



    pull tight and you have a double chinese staircase.

    to twist, keep the same SIDE on top (the top string will alternate bw the two you are using, ex: one with green on top, one with brown on top - the result will look like green and brown stripes, one stripe is each stitch, the middle is twisty and harder to see) ... to make it flat, use the same STRING on top each time (it will switch sides with every stitch, green on top every time - green will be on the outside of the finished stitch, brown in the middle, its flat so the middle is easy to see).

    an idea i made up that i am in love with is braiding the string before i make a bracelet. instead of using just individual strings, i make braids and then use them as if a braid was one string.

    to make desert digi i made several braids first.
    1. tan, tan, brown
    2. tan, tan, black
    3. tan, tan, creamy beige

    bc of the way a braid looks, just little specs of the black, brown and cream show, and the majority of the bracelet looks tan. it seriously looks EXACTLY like desert digi.

    i'm pointing to the finished desert digi:


    next to that is my red,white, blue and yellow.
    for my red, white and blue... i also made a blue and white braid first, 2 blue, 1 white - so the white would be small specs like stars in the flag. then i used solid red and solid white for the stripes of the flag. the yellow is just a single string wrapped around after each "flag."

    for the woodland camo i made four braids first:
    1. black, black, cream
    2. brown, brown, green
    3. green, green, cream
    4. black, brown, cream



    then i did a mix of flat and double chinese staircase stitches, mixing up the two visible strings all randomly.

    finished:



    my pic quality is kinda crappy bc its just my webcam that i'm using, but IRL the "camo" effect is pretty awesome.
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    cutttte! were you bored? i like the light blue white and black one you have one.
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    This is awesome! You've inspired me to get crafty this weekend.
    TTFN. Ta-ta for now MSOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rain. View Post
    cutttte! were you bored? i like the light blue white and black one you have one.
    bored? ehhh. i require distraction today. this was a good way to take up some time in my day.

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    This is awesome! You've inspired me to get crafty this weekend.
    yesss, mission accomplished!!!
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    Mission: Occupy-Bitches complete.
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    You guys are too creative. I love it.
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    i arts 'n' crafts time!!!

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    The bracelet on the far right, can you buy that cable stuff at the hobby store too? I love that one.
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    thanks yall... boredom and stress is the mother of all my creativity.

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    The bracelet on the far right, can you buy that cable stuff at the hobby store too? I love that one.
    its 550 cord aka parachute cord. i just did a quick google search and you can def buy it online. idk about a craft store bc i had that one made!
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    I like the ones closest to your wrist! But I'm not that crafty.. I'd rather do cakes or something
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