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Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has a been a massive success. Shows have been sold out across the globe now for weeks, and honestly, we’re not surprised. And then Taylor decided to share another secret, the Eras Tour would be coming to theaters! So now we’re getting excited, because according to the internet, people will be going for a full out Eras Tour experience. That means outfits and of course friendship bracelets.

If you haven’t heard, friendship bracelet trading at Taylor Swift concerts is a thing. It’s really sweet and a great way to meet new people. If you are Swiftie, you know that this friendship bracelet thing does not come out of nowhere. It stems from a lyric in her song “You’re On Your Own Kid” of her latest album Midnights. 

So make the friendship bracelets
Take the moment and taste it 

Thousands of Taylor Swift fans will arrive at Eras Tour venues and just to trade friendship bracelets. And now, we’re going to be seeing this phenomenon in movie theaters!

Making Friendship Bracelets

With the film’s release in the coming weeks, and the second US leg next year, I decided to make some so I could make some new friends and was surprised at how easy they were to make. It is also a very relaxing craft to do once you get the hang of it.  

I have also heard of groups of friends getting together a couple of weeks before the tour rolls through their town to make friendship bracelets to trade or just gift to their fellow Swifties. Many are making them themed to their favorite Taylor Swift album or song by including alphabet beds to spell them out on the bracelet.  

Here are the items you will need to make your own Taylor Swift friendship bracelets. These have been tested out by me – and it took a couple of failures before I got the products to work together in the easiest way possible. 

For an adult, I have found that a 27-inch string is the perfect size, plus using 25 color beads and 5 alphabet beads.

So, pour yourself a drink, play a Taylor album of your choosing, and get crafting!

  • Get Organized

    This item has been a lifesaver! Do not try this project without it. You can organize your alphabet beads on this mat and the beads don’t go all over your workspace. Also, it comes with a double-ended handy-dandy bead scoop/tweezer.

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  • The String

    After a lot of trial and error, I have found if you get this list of beads and alphabet beads using a .8 mm elastic clear sting is the best.  

    Tip: Also, before putting your first bead on the string, stretch the string to prep it. 

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  • The Beads

    Think of the songs or albums you want to create bracelets for and then pick out your beads. This one has a vast variety of bead color options. Also, the 6/0 4mm sized ones look pretty and are not too small so you cannot string the beads just using your fingers. (Believe me, don’t go with smaller beads.) This item also comes with some extra .8 mm string, too.

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  • Spell It Out

    I liked these alphabet beads with the metallic options included in the pack. Also, Reputation is one of my favorite albums, so the colors would go great with that bracelet. They also have a pack with more neon and colorful alphabet beads.

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  • Container For The Beads

    The alphabet beads don’t come with a plastic container, so I decided to grab these to help organize them.

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  • The Glue That Holds It All Together

    Once you have made the final knot you should put a dab of E6000 jewelry glue on the knot to secure it.  

    Tip: when putting on the bracelets to wear them roll them on your wrist, do not stretch them and then roll them. You will be less likely to break them.

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  • Chip Clips

    Yes, chip clips. You will need this to put on the opposite end of the string you are beading. This will help stop the beads from falling off before you are ready to tie it up. 

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