The sliding knot diagram is easy to follow, but it can get a little tricky if you create the knot loosely and then tighten it sloppily. My advice: be really careful about keeping all the strands in place as you tighten it – trust me, it will save you plenty of headaches and tangled cording later.
Make a friendship bracelet with a sliding knot
Here’s a picture of the sliding knot in action on the back of the braided friendship bracelet.
What You Need to Make These Easy Friendship Bracelets
Leather lacing (in at least three colors for the braided bracelet).
Six wooden beads with bead holes big enough for the leather lace to fit through (for the beaded bracelet).
You can also use colorful nylon cording instead of leather for either of these friendship bracelets.
For the beaded friendship bracelet, first cut the end of the leather lace at an angle, which will make it easier to slide on the beads. Then simply tie a regular knot, slide on a bead, and repeat until all the beads are on your bracelet.
Finish off with the sliding knot.
Cut the leather lacing for easy beading
Easy Friendship Bracelet with Beads
For the braided leather bracelet, knot together three strands of leather laces. Keep one of them longer than the rest on the top end, because you will use it to tie the bracelet off.
Braid the laces, then tie another knot to keep the braid together. Then simply clip off two of the three stands near the knot as shown in the first photograph below.