Party Trends 2024: Jumbo friendship beads to hang

Looking for the hottest party trend of 2024? How about gathering with a couple of your friends to make bracelets with beads? Learning how to do beading is a fantastic skill, and the best way to improve it is by exchanging ideas with your buddies. You can make your peculiar beaded jewelry or even have a group project. 

There are many cool bracelet themes from which to borrow inspiration in 2024. Here is our curated list of what to incorporate in your next party as you make DIY friendship bracelets with beads.

Traditional Garland Decorations

Beads were a huge deal in the US back in the day. When the DIY subculture emerged in the 70s, it inspired the rise of beaded, woven, collectible jewelry. Friendship bracelets were a huge part of summer camp; you had to have some bead accessories to show off on the first day of school. These traditional patterns evoke some feelings of nostalgia and are a popular way to express your personality and perspective of beauty. 

Pop Culture Inspirations 

Beaded bracelets inspired by various pop culture icons are a huge trend you cannot afford to miss out on. Celebrities like Dua Lipa and Gigi Hadid are well-known for showcasing their beaded fashion, and so are famous designers. 

However, Taylor Swift is probably the pop culture figure who has ignited the biggest jumbo friendship bracelet frenzy. Swifties worldwide are spending plenty of time and money making friendship bracelets to exchange with each other during her concerts. This is why pictures flooding the internet from the Eras tour feature concertgoers displaying their friendship bracelet collections on their wrists.   

Futuristic Vibes 

Futuristic bead art can come in various forms and colors and is a fantastic way to express yourself. For example, due to their unique shape, hexagon-shaped beads are often fantastic for creating a futuristic vibe. They have a sophisticated feel that makes them ideal for special bracelets. You could also opt for cushion-shaped, tube-shaped, or briolette beads, all of which have some form of unique beauty. The key is to combine several shapes to create a marvelous futuristic bracelet. 

Alphabet Beads 

The perfect way to wear your story is by rocking a beaded alphabet bracelet. They normally feature a short word or phrase that could be spread out over two or more bracelets. You can use them to spell out your mantra or feelings before gifting them to someone special in your life.  

What Do You Need to Make Jumbo Friendship Beaded Decor?

Before you sit down with your friends to make large friendship bracelets, there are several supplies you need to gather, including: 

  • Jewelry pliers. They come in numerous forms and are essential for twisting wires, holding them in place, crimping and straightening them, and opening/closing jump rings. 

  • Wire cutters. These are also known as flush cutters, as they help you cut the string or wire you are using at a flat angle that ensures you can't scratch yourself on them. You can also use your jewelry pliers if it has cutting points at the base of the head.     

  • Beads. The beads are the most important component of the entire bracelet-making party! Many materials are available, including plastic, stone, wood, clay, resin, glass, and even gemstones. 

  • Wire/string. After stringing your beads, you need a strong material that hardly breaks. Nylon or elastic, among other stretchy materials, are ideal for those who want to make it easy to stretch the bracelets when wearing or removing them. Other common materials include beading or cabled wires, leather, and twine.   

  • Findings. These little bits and bobs will make your beaded bracelets stand out. They could be toggles, caps, pins, jump rings, or even clasps. Some help to prevent the beads from rubbing against each other, while others are just ornamental. 

Visit Occasional Papercuts for Friendship Bead Decor and More!

Ready to assemble your friends to make DIY friendship bracelets with beads? First, gather everything you need for the party. Occasional Paper Cuts sells various beads and other materials to make these friendship bracelets. We even have kits packed with all the necessary supplies to make your own Jumbo Friendship Bracelet Garland. Visit our online store today to make your order.

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June 10, 2024 — V Digital Services