How to Make a Peruvian Wave Friendship Bracelet

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How to Make a Peruvian Wave Friendship Bracelet
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I used cotton string so I had to use glue. If you use a plastic based string, like nylon, you can use a lighter and melt the edges. The ends are just how I make it. Look for other options on YouTube.

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Choose a base color, this color is only seen on the ends.

Choose a base color, this color is only seen on the ends.

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Choose 3 colors that will make the wave of the bracelet.

Choose 3 colors that will make the wave of the bracelet.

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Cut 1 yard of the base string, cut 3 more. There should be 4 overall.

Cut 1 yard of the base string, cut 3 more. There should be 4 overall.

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Cut 1 yard of each wave color then fold in half and cut at the top.

Cut 1 yard of each wave color then fold in half and cut at the top.

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Tie a temporary knot about 3 inches from the top.

Tie a temporary knot about 3 inches from the top.

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Attach your strings so that they don't move. I use a clipboard.

Attach your strings so that they don't move. I use a clipboard.

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Separate the base color from the rest. There should be 8.

Separate the base color from the rest. There should be 8.

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Separate the 8 strings into 4. Now you have 4 strings together that count as 1.

Separate the 8 strings into 4. Now you have 4 strings together that count as 1.

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Separate your strings in the order you want them to be.

Separate your strings in the order you want them to be.

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Take strings 6 and 7.

Take strings 6 and 7.

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Tie 2 right knots onto 7.

Tie 2 right knots onto 7.

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Repeat on string 8.

Repeat on string 8.

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Repeat steps 12 and 13 with the rest of the strings keeping them in order.

Repeat steps 12 and 13 with the rest of the strings keeping them in order.

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Tie 2 left knots onto 8 and 2 onto 7. Repeat with rest of strings.

Tie 2 left knots onto 8 and 2 onto 7. Repeat with rest of strings.

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Make sure that the strings are just right. You should be able to see every string on the sides.

Make sure that the strings are just right. You should be able to see every string on the sides.

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Fix the waves every once in a while so you know it's real length. Also, you are working on the back of the bracelet, so that is what you should see.

Fix the waves every once in a while so you know it's real length. Also, you are working on the back of the bracelet, so that is what you should see.

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Continue until the bracelet is at least 3-4 inches long. Do the same thing you have been doing but do it on both of the base strings.

Continue until the bracelet is at least 3-4 inches long. Do the same thing you have been doing but do it on both of the base strings.

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Tighten your knots. Pick a string to wrap around. Cut the rest of the strings and glue them down.

Tighten your knots. Pick a string to wrap around. Cut the rest of the strings and glue them down.

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Wrap the string you picked around the other then glue it down. And trim it.

Wrap the string you picked around the other then glue it down. And trim it.

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Make a round braid using four of the base strings. Video on next slide.

Make a round braid using four of the base strings. Video on next slide.

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Ta da! To make an adjustable knot see my guide for that.

Ta da! To make an adjustable knot see my guide for that.

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