Jennifer Surprenant

171 Flips | 10 Magazines | 10 Likes | 6 Following | 66 Followers | @jasurprenant | I have always had a passion for creating handmade crafts. As a child I would sit in awe while my mother created handmade floral wreaths for craft shows. One Christmas I remember Santa bringing me a book with tutorials on how to create friendship bracelets. I was so excited! I started making friendship bracelets for all my close friends in school. As time passed, I started finding more new and exciting bracelet patterns on different websites. I even started to create my own patterns. However, as I created each bracelet I would store it away in a plastic container.​ That container started to fill very quickly. I became frustrated because I did not want my hard work to sit in a container, I wanted to find a way to be able to share my work with others. This is how my handmade business was born. In early December 2012, I decided to open a shop on Etsy.

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Personal Finance

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Employment

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Employment

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Friendship

How To Make Friendship Bracelets: The Four Basic Knots

How to Make Friendship Bracelets: The Four Basic Knots

How to Make Friendship Bracelets: Fish Rope

How to Make Friendship Bracelets: Square Knot (remake-includes photos and adding beads)

How to Make Friendship Bracelets: Bordered Chevron

How to Make Friendship Bracelets: Zig Zag (cool pattern)

► Friendship Bracelet Tutorial - Beginner - Rainbow Arrowhead

♦ How to Start & Finish Friendship Bracelets (Two Methods)