Almost everyone will have memories making beautiful bracelets of wool for their friends on friendship’s day. Thread bangles are somewhat from the same time frame but has regained its popularity recently. The concept of bangles, on the other hand has been around for many years now. India itself has a myriad of traditional bangle styles to choose from naming a few like golden, silver, metal, glass, etc. with whole lot of work from Cut work, Meenakari, stone, Kundan etc. Gone are those days where bangles could only be worn with traditional or semi-traditional outfits.
Thread bangles can be worn with almost any attire. These thread bangles are a craze and are available all over. Making them is super easy. It requires patience nevertheless but the end result is beautiful.
How to Make Thread Bangles at Home:
Thread bangles are a welcome fusion between traditional chunky bangles made of metals and modern accessory trends. What’s awesome is one could actually make one’s own thread bangles at home. Homemade bangles to be flaunted on all occasions. Go ahead, make one and match your outfit.
We will look into the top 3 ways of making thread bangles at home.
1. Thread Bangle using Nylon Threads:
Thread bangles go well with any kind of attire and looks elegant when worn on hands. These are made with thick nylon contrasting threads to give a nice definition to the bangle and highlighting the colours well. These can be made to match each and every outfit and one can have a matching thread bangle for every outfit.
The Materials Required for Making This Nylon Thread Bangles Are:
- Three of four glass bangles/one bangle with width
- One meter length nylon thread in two contrasting shades
- Cloth hanger clips
Here we are using two contrasting colour threads of ash colour and green colour. Now we will check the step by step process to make nylon thread bangles:
- First stick the three glass bangles together with glue.
- Allow it to dry completely.
- Skip these steps if using a plastic bangle with width.
- Make a knot in the beginning with both the threads held together.
- Apply glue on the inside of the bangle.
- Stick the knot where the glue is applied.
- Clip the knot with the bangle and a cloth hanging clip so that it si fixed together.
- Take the two threads to either side as in one thread on each side.
- We will start with ash colour thread.
- Take the ash coloured thread from bottom and bring it to top and loop it down and make a knot in the centre at the top.
- Make sure that the knot should always cross at the top.
- Repeat the knotting process with green thread.
- Ensure that the knots on top are tight and secure.
- Repeat with alternate and contrasting colours until you complete the bangle.
- Make a knot at the end and stick the tips with glue at the inside of the bangle.
- Cut the extra threads to finish the bangle.
- Alternately, one can even fix two beads at the end and complete the bangle for a variation.
- The nylon thread bangle is done.