This bracelet turned out way nicer than I had hoped for. The gold beads make it seem like more than just a "friendship" bracelet. But, it really is just a fancier version of a friendship bracelet. All you need is braiding cord and some small geometric beads. I'm sure regular beads would work too.
Fold a piece of string in half and tie a knot by the fold, leaving a small opening for later. The string should be about 2 feet long.
Secure your string with some tape or a clipboard.
String some beads onto the left string. I used 17 beads but, the number of beads you use should depend on the size of your wrist. More beads = bigger wrist. Less beads... you get the point right?
Tighten the two strings and tape them down. I taped mine to the back of the clipboard.
Cut another piece of string about 4 feet long. Tie it in the middle onto your two taped-down strings, above the beads.
You will tie a square knot between each bead. So start off by tie a square knot. You basically are tying a knot forward (or to the right), and then tying the same knot backward (or to the left).
After you've tied one knot right and one knot left, slide a bead up the string, right up against what you've just tied.
Tie a square knot under the bead. Remember, a square knot is really two knots- one to the right...
and then one to the left.
Alternate back and forth, one square knot, one bead, until you have made the bracelet as long as you need it to be to wrap around your wrist.
Tie a regular knot with all of the string.
Cut off the excess string!
And now you have a bracelet that will easily go on and off your wrist.