Welcome, Swifties and DIY enthusiasts alike to our Craft Corner post about how to make the trending beaded friendship bracelets for the upcoming Era's Tour (Taylors Version).
This trend has its origins in Taylor’s song lyrics of course. During “You’re on Your Own, Kid” from Midnights Taylor sings...
Everything you lose is a step you take
So make the friendship bracelets
Take the moment and taste it
You’ve got no reason to be afraid
Using our HUGE bead collection here at Discount Craft, you can make the extremely cute and meaningful friendship bracelets that you and your squad can proudly wear, gift and trade throughout the concert.
Let the crafting begin!
Step 1: Pick what the beaded bracelets are going to say.
We've found this massive spreadsheet of ideas for you.
Step 2: Gather Your Materials
Before diving into the world of bracelet-making, make sure you have all the essentials. You can use Elasticated Cord or if you are thinking about making them a little more fancy, you can use wire and jewellery findings.
Find some beads with colours representative of Taylor's eras – think pastels for "Fearless," bold red hues for "Red," and shimmering metallics for "1989".
Then of course get your hands on some alphabet beads so you can spell out your chosen Taylor Swift Eras Tour quotes and messages.
Step 3: Measure, cut and tape the string
Measure out the lengths of embroidery cord, string or wire you chose for your design. Remember, it's better to have slightly more than less. Once measured, cut the strands and secure one end with tape on a table to keep the threads in place while you add the beads.
Step 4: Add the beads
Add the beads in your chosen design onto the string. You can wrap it around your wrist to test as you go.
Step 5: Seal the deal
Once you've completed your bracelet, tie off the ends securely and trim any excess string. If you think the string you have chosen might fray, consider using a bit of clear nail polish or fabric glue to ensure the knots stay in place.
Making bead friendship bracelets is a fun craft to make together and a special way to connect with fellow fans at the concert. Now, as you head to the concert venue, you and your friends can proudly wear these handmade creations, symbolising the shared memories and the incredible journey through Taylor Swift's musical eras.
Get ready to sing, dance, and celebrate friendship – the Swiftie way!