435+ Taylor Swift Friendship Bracelet Ideas

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Learn how to make Taylor Swift Friendship Bracelets for the Eras Tour, and get over 435 (!!!) Taylor Swift bracelet ideas to get you started!

Colorful beaded Taylor Swift friendship bracelets for the Eras Tour on a pink background

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If you’re a Taylor Swift fan, you’re probably well aware of the new and super awesome tradition that has soared in popularity during The Eras Tour – exchanging friendship bracelets!

Crafted with love and care, these bracelets feature beads, alphabet letters, and charms that nod to Taylor’s iconic lyrics, songs, or albums. They’re fun keepsakes that not only celebrate friendships but also allow you to wear your fandom on your sleeve—literally!

Drawing inspiration from the colorful “Kandi” bracelets that are popular in music festival culture, this trend isn’t just about stylish accessories; it’s about building a genuine sense of community among Taylor Swift fans. Whether you’re making one for an old friend or hoping to swap with a fellow fan (and new friend!) at the show, these bracelets are a great, creative way to show off your love for Taylor’s music and engage with fellow Swifties!

Collage of two images - both of a white woman with dark hair wearing bejeweled sunglasses and Taylor Swift friendship bracelets

I attended two performances of The Eras Tour this year (with a third Taylor Swift concert on the books for next year!), and I made dozens of bracelets for both of the shows. It was SO much fun making and swapping bracelets that I have started making bracelets for ALL the themes and occasions now! (Check out this fun DIY Teacher Bracelet Set that I made recently!)

The final days of the first US leg of The Eras Tour recently ended August 24th in Los Angeles, but don’t fret fellow Swifties! You can catch “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” movie (AKA “The Taylor Swift Movie”) at theatres beginning on October 13, 2023! (That’s Friday the 13th, kids!)

The Eras Tour international shows will kick off in November with 75 more shows around the globe, after which Taylor will circle back to the US and Canada in the fall of 2024 for a few additional shows as well! Fans are keeping their fingers crossed that Taylor will announce even more additional tour dates to follow. 🤞 🤞 🤞 

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The Eras Tour friendship bracelets aren’t just for everyday fans, though! The VIP tents have been crowded, and reports of celebs who have been spotted trading bracelets at recent shows include:

and SO many, MANY more!

Why Do Swifties Trade Friendship Bracelets?

The origins of this bracelet-making craze can be traced back to a specific Taylor Swift song, “You’re On Your Own, Kid,” off of her 2022 album, Midnights.

The song features a poignant bridge that really struck a chord with fans. Swift sings: “Everything you lose is a step you take / So make the friendship bracelets / Take the moment and taste it.” These lyrics weren’t just poetic; they served as a call to action for Swifties everywhere, and soon the friendship bracelet trend was being spread all over social media!

Clear stadium bag with Taylor Swift Eras Tour sticker filled with beaded friendship bracelets

Fans took Taylor’s wisdom to heart—and to their crafting tables. They began to create friendship bracelets not just as fashionable accessories, but as meaningful tokens that embraced the song’s message about the journey of life and the value of friendships.

Before long, these friendship bracelets evolved into a staple must-have of the Eras Tour experience, turning the singer’s advice into a real-world expression of fan community and affection. Now, showing up to the Eras Tour concerts without an arm-full of bracelets is like missing out on a significant part of the Swiftie culture!

DIY Taylor Swift Friendship Bracelets

These DIY friendship bracelets don’t take very many supplies or very much time to make, so you will surely end up wanting to make a whole bunch of them – it’s SO much fun! Just follow our easy tutorial below!

28 colorful beaded Taylor Swift Eras Tour friendship bracelets on a lavender background
Beaded Taylor Swift friendship bracelets, pre-final-trim

Supplies Needed for Taylor Swift Bracelets:

There are LOTS of different types of beads that you can use to make beaded bracelets, and we have listed some of the most popular supplies in the list below. Personally, we are HUGE fans of clay bead bracelets because they look a little more polished and are perfect for everyday wear, even after the concert is over!

How to Make Beaded Friendship Bracelets

Stretchy bracelet cord being measured against a 7" soft tape measure

1. Starting the Bracelet

To begin, cut a length of stretchy cord that is approximately 10″ long.

Heidi’s Handy Tip:

To make quick work of measuring, I like to add a piece of washi tape to my desk that is 7″ long, which is the length that I will make all of my beading. Simply extend the cord about 1.5″ from each end of the washi tape and then cut.

Grip the ends of the cord and pull to stretch. Pre-stretching the cord will allow you to tie tighter knots at the end!

Stretchy bracelet cord with a piece of washi tape at end, next to a roll of washi tape and scissors

Add a small piece of washi tape to the end of the elastic cording, and fold the tape back on itself. This will create a barrier so that your beads don’t slip off the end of the cord.

String of clay beads being measured against a 7" strip of washi tape for length on peach background

2. Beading the Bracelet

Following the ideas below, add beads to the bracelet string until it reaches the desired length.

Again, you can use that handy strip of washi tape to easily measure the length at a glance!

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3. How to Tie a Beaded Bracelet

My favorite way to tie clay bead bracelets is with a surgeon’s knot. It’s quite simple to do, and it holds better than a typical square knot.

Follow the video above: tie a half-knot, then another half-knot (do NOT pull the second half-knot tight yet!). Loop each tail through one more time, and then pull tightly.

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Taylor Swift Friendship Bracelet Ideas

From albums to song titles, lyrics to memes, there are TONS of different ideas that you can use to create your Eras Tour friendship bracelets!

Each of the ideas that you see noted below with a ♫ symbol will make a great friendship bracelet idea, though you may wish to break up some of the longer titles and lyrics into two bracelets so that you can add some colorful beads in there as well!


A 7″bracelet (average woman’s size) can hold approximately 25 alphabet letter beads with NO additional spacers added.

Collage image of the first 12 Taylor Swift album covers in release order

Album Names

The most basic of the Eras Tour bracelet designs involve beading the names of each of Taylor Swift’s albums (aka each “Era”). You can opt to make bracelets featuring your favorite albums or go big and feature the whole catalog.

Taylor Swift’s album titles are, in order:

  • Taylor Swift (AKA “Debut”), 2006
  • Fearless, 2008
  • Speak Now, 2010
  • Red, 2012
  • 1989, 2014
  • Reputation, 2017
  • Lover, 2019
  • Folklore, 2020
  • Evermore, 2020
  • Fearless {Taylor’s Version}, 2021
  • Red {Taylor’s Version}, 2021
  • Midnights, 2022
  • Speak Now {Taylor’s Version}, 2023
  • 1989 {Taylor’s Version}, coming October 27, 2023
Close up view of three beaded friendship bracelets featuring Taylor Swift album names

In addition to bracelets with the album names, bracelets that simply say “Taylor’s Version” or “TV” are good options, too!

Official Taylor Swift Eras Tour collage of album covers on colored backgrounds

Album Colors

For The Eras Tour, each album has a color associated with it, and bracelets are often made in the symbolic colors of their album. The confetti that falls at the end of the show is also made up of these same album colors.

Collage featuring Taylor Swift surrounded by colorful falling confetti, and three beaded bracelets made from the same colors as the confetti

The colors are:

  • Taylor Swift (AKA “Debut”), green
  • Fearless – yellow, gold
  • Speak Now, purple
  • Red, red (obviously 😂)
  • 1989, light blue
  • Reputation, black
  • Lover, pink
  • Folklore, grey
  • Evermore, cream, tan
  • Midnights, navy, dark blue

Song Titles

Taylor Swift’s music career is nothing short of impressive! With more than 220 professionally recorded and released tracks to her name, it’s no wonder she’s dominating the charts and breaking records left and right!

As of August 2023, Taylor Swift currently holds the title for the female musician with the most charted songs (212!), the most Top-40 hits with 119, the most Top-20 tunes at 73, and the most Top-10 smashes with 42. Oh, and let’s not forget—she’s also debuted at number one a whopping five times!

(Just for fun, if you’re interested, you can find all of Taylor Swift’s songs ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine here!)

With all of these song titles to choose from, there are lots and LOTS of bracelets to be made!

Taylor Swift friendship bracelets with Eras Tour setlist song titles on pink background

The Eras Tour Set List:

  • Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince
  • Cruel Summer
  • The Man
  • You Need to Calm Down
  • Lover
  • The Archer
  • Fearless
  • You Belong with Me
  • Love Story
  • ’tis the damn season
  • willow
  • marjorie
  • champagne problems
  • tolerate it
  • …Ready for It?
  • Delicate
  • Don’t Blame Me
  • Look What You Made Me Do
  • Enchanted
  • Long Live (recently added!)
  • 22
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • All Too Well
  • the 1
  • betty
  • the last great american dynasty
  • august
  • illicit affairs
  • my tears ricochet
  • cardigan
  • style
  • Blank Space
  • Shake It Off
  • Wildest Dreams
  • Bad Blood
  • Lavender Haze
  • Anti-Hero
  • Midnight Rain
  • Vigilante Sh*t
  • Bejeweled
  • Mastermind
  • Karma
Close up of beaded "Cruel Summer" Taylor Swift song title friendship bracelet

Yes, there are over 40 songs on the official setlist!

Stack of colorful beaded bracelets featuring Taylor Swift song titles on pink background

Some Additional Top-20 Songs:

  • Back to December
  • Mean
  • Our Song
  • Two is Better Than One
  • mirrorball
  • The Last Time
  • Mine
  • Begin Again
  • Today Was a Fairytale
  • Crazier
  • All of the Girls You Loved Before
  • Question…?
  • State of Grace
  • New Year’s Day
  • Change
  • I Forgot That You Existed
  • Both of Us
  • ME!
  • Dancing with Our Hands Tied
  • Red
  • You Are in Love
  • End Game
  • exile
  • Sweet Nothing
  • Labyrinth
  • If This Was a Movie
  • Nothing New
  • Seven
  • Forever & Always
  • I Know Places
  • Out of the Woods
  • Teardrops on My Guitar
  • I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
  • Ours
  • Eyes Open
  • Snow on the Beach
  • I Can See You
  • You’re Not Sorry
  • Gorgeous
  • Ronan
Six colorful beaded bracelets with Taylor Swift "surprise song" song titles on pink background

Surprise Songs

During each performance of The Eras Tour, Taylor Swift treats her fans to a special two-song acoustic set—one song on the guitar and another on the piano. These songs aren’t part of the official setlist; they’re what fans have dubbed the “Surprise Songs.” Taylor aims to cover as much ground as possible from her extensive back catalog of work, so each Surprise Song is typically a one-time-only event on the tour. Because of this rarity, fans are incredibly excited and hopeful that their all-time favorite tracks might be featured at the show they attend.

Some of the most hoped-for and highly anticipated surprise songs are:

  • Maroon
  • You’re On Your Own, Kid
  • Cornelia Street
  • Getaway Car
  • Right Where You Left Me
  • Clean
  • White Horse
  • King of My Heart
  • the lakes
  • Better than Revenge
  • Afterglow
  • Is It Over Now?
  • ivy
  • The Story of Us
  • Last Kiss
  • Cowboy Like Me
  • Death by a Thousand Cuts
  • Hits Different
  • Welcome to New York
  • High Infidelity
  • I Think He Knows
  • Never Grow Up
  • Dear Reader
  • Say Don’t Go
  • Long Story Short
  • New Romantics
  • The Great War
  • Sparks Fly
  • Haunted
  • Holy Ground
  • Sad Beautiful Tragic
  • This is Me Trying
  • Mr. Perfectly Fine
  • The Best Day
  • Dear John
  • Now That We Don’t Talk

Three colorful beaded bracelets with Taylor Swift song lyrics on peach background

Song Lyrics

Swifties aren’t just fans of Taylor Swift’s song titles—we frequently find that it’s the lyrics that really capture our hearts! Given Taylor’s extensive music catalog, the options for lyrical words and phrases are practically endless. So, when it comes to crafting Taylor Swift-themed friendship bracelets, here are some popular lyric choices that you might consider:

  • It was rare, I was there
  • This night is sparkling
  • All the magic we made
  • Karma is my boyfriend
  • Karma is a god
  • Meet me at midnight
  • It’s me, hi.
  • I’m the problem. It’s me.
  • Feeling 22
  • Sweet like honey
  • Time curious time
  • Key lime green
  • Shiny things
  • Paper rings
  • Been a long time comin’
  • Best of times
  • Worst of crimes
  • Good girl faith
  • Mad love
  • Next chapter
  • Start of an age
  • Promise me this
  • X marks the spot
  • My aura’s moonstone
  • You are the best thing
  • Breathe deep
  • Left my scarf there
  • Who’s Taylor Swift?
  • Drop everything now
  • Like ever
  • Burgundy on my t-shirt
  • I want your midnights
  • Stupid old pickup truck
  • All’s well that ends well
  • F*cked in the head
  • You are what you love
  • Really something
  • I fancy you
  • Darling, I’m a nightmare
  • Dressed like a daydream
  • Screaming crying
  • Perfect storms
  • Big Reputation
  • Oh my my my
  • I had the time of my life
  • Fighting dragons
  • Capture it
  • Remember it
  • Miss Misery
  • In my best dress
  • Salt air
  • Don’t call me baby
  • Can I go where you go
  • Devils roll the dice
  • Angels roll their eyes
  • You’re being too loud
  • James Dean daydream
  • Drunk on jealousy
  • Nothin’ in my brain
  • Handsome as Hell
  • Drop everything now
  • Meet me in the pouring rain
  • Dressing for revenge
  • We were in Paris
  • Let the games begin
  • Loving you was red
  • Real f*cking legacy
  • Hold on to the memories
  • I got smarter
  • Not your princess
  • Nice!
  • For the hope of it all
  • 90s trend
  • James+Betty
  • I’m still bejeweled
  • Marry me, Juliet
  • Cheer captain
  • Get it off my desk
  • Monster on the hill
  • Sexy baby
  • He was sunshine
  • Going out tonight
  • What’s a girl gonna do
  • Sapphire tears
  • Karma is a cat
  • Love you to the moon
  • To the moon and to Saturn
  • B*tch not a baller
  • In my feelings
  • Island breeze
  • Cause she’s dead
  • Love the game
  • Haters gonna hate
  • Players gonna play
  • Wishful thinking
  • Wonderstruck
  • F*ck the patriarchy
  • Wreck my plans
  • Making my own name
  • In my dreams
  • Kissin in the rain
  • You’re so gorgeous
  • Fearless leader
  • Alpha type
  • What’s that like?
  • Glitter on the floor
  • Don’t read the last page
  • This sick beat
  • Stars around my scars
  • Bad bad boy
  • Wreck my plans
  • I’ll be the princess
  • Red underlined

Three colorful Taylor Swift Eras Tour friendship bracelets featuring acronyms from song titles and lyrics


Since some of our favorite song titles and lyrics are over 25+ characters, you can frequently find Swifties sporting beaded friendship bracelets with acronyms on them. For example, WANEGBT is often used for We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.

  • ATWTMVTVFTVSGAVRALPS – All Too Well (Ten Minute Version) (Taylor’s Version) (from the Vault) (Sad Girl Autumn Version) (Recorded at Long Pond Studio)
  • KIACPIMLCILM – “Karma is a cat purring in my lap cause it loves me”
  • WTSAE – “Who’s Taylor Swift anyway? Eww.
  • IAMTSTIOHN – “If a man talks sh*t, then I owe him nothing” (from I Did Something Bad)
  • IOMEIWY – I’m Only Me When I’m With You
  • IMHITPIMATTEA – “It’s me. Hi. I’m the problem, it’s me. At tea time, everybody agrees.”
  • TIWWCHNT – This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
  • CSNMALG – “Cause shade never made anybody less gay”
  • SMTFBTTMATI – “So make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it”
  • AYHTDWS – All You Had To Do Was Stay
  • AYCMUAJTBMLAPSCCINOBH – “And you call me up again just to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of being honest”
  • DBATC – Death by a Thousand Cuts
  • WYAYTAYKN – “When you are young, they assume you know nothing”
  • LWYMMD – Look What You Made Me Do
  • MHMHMBMLTTFAPOMTYDT – “My heart, my hips, my body, my love. Tryin’ to find a part of me that you didn’t touch.”
  • TTWAS – Tied Together With a Smile
  • IWTIRIATW – “I was there, I remember it all too well”
  • NGSIAGC – “Nothing good starts in a getaway car”
  • HWEUOTFAYS – “‘How’d we end up on the floor anyway?’ you say”
  • YRCASTRTH – “Your roommate’s cheap-ass screw top rosé, that’s how”
  • CIWYW – Call It What You Want
  • ISSORAFAIC – “I’m so sick of running as fast as I can” (from The Man)
  • DTCESETKAM – “Draw the cat eye sharp enough to kill a man
  • LLTWWCT – “Long live the walls we crashed through”
  • IHTTOMLFDWY – “I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you”
  • YOYOK – You’re On Your Own, Kid
  • HYGTG – How You Get the Girl
  • AIDKWBWYIDIASIMBDF – “And I don’t know why, but with you, I’d dance in a storm in my best dress, fearless”
  • IDKAYBIFTT – “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling twenty-two”
  • WEFIL – When Emma Falls in Love
  • BDFBH – “Bandaids don’t fix bullet holes”
  • KITBIMHOTW – “Karma is the breeze in my hair on the weekend”
  • IDITBOTC – “I’m drunk in the back of the car”
  • ILYATTWTYEH – “I love you, ain’t that the worst thing you ever heard?”
  • HLUGLAD – “He looks up grinning like a devil”
  • AICGAIWAIWJNH – “And I could go anywhere I want, anywhere I want, just not home” 
  • GMBMGIWMF – “Give me back my girlhood, it was mine first”
  • PDBILWSEPDHSWOY – “Please don’t be in love with someone else. Please don’t have somebody waiting on you.”
  • AADG = “Argumentative antithetical dream girl”
  • IHTSOPTYNLMD – “I hate that stupid old pickup truck you never let me drive”
  • And of course, a play on the classic WWJD bracelets, WWTD (what would Taylor do?)

Three Taylor Swift friendship bracelets featuring "Eras Tour" and two concert locations

If you’re looking to commemorate The Eras Tour with some personalized jewelry, try creating bracelets featuring words and phrases related to the tour. Make your own friendship bracelets highlighting the name and location of the stadium you attended, along with the date, and even your section and seat number, for a special keepsake.

If you’re a dedicated fan of The Eras Tour, you’ll know that there are several Taylor Swift concert fan chants that you will want to familiarize yourself with before the show. These chants make excellent friendship bracelet ideas, too!

You can also let your creativity run wild with “In My ______ Era” bracelets. Fill in the blank with practically any “era” that you can imagine – you can even go ultra meta with an “In My Eras Era” bracelet!

  • Eras Tour
  • Eras Tour 2023
  • Stadium Name
  • Stadium City or Location
  • Concert Date
  • Ticket Section and Seat Number
  • F*ck Ticketmaster
  • In My ______Era
  • *Clap, Clap*
  • 1, 2, 3, Let’s Go B*tch / 123LGB
  • YFYFBYNLIG (You forgive, you forget, but you never let it go)
  • Hey, stop!
  • She Wasn’t Doing Anything
  • Taylor, You’ll Be Fine
  • Take Us to Church

Of course, you can also make bracelets with words and phrases related to Miss Swift herself!

  • I ♥ Taylor
  • TS
  • T. Swizzle
  • Swiftie
  • Lil Swiftie
  • 13
  • Benjamin Button
  • Meredith Grey
  • Olivia Benson
  • Dibbles
  • Cat Mom
  • The Ex-Files (names of ex-loves)
Collage of Taylor Swift in "Junior Jewels" t-shirt and matching beaded friendship bracelets

Memes, Jokes, & Viral Moments

True Swifties will recognize these Taylor Swift references, memes, jokes, video shoutouts, and viral moments! These all make excellent bracelet ideas to trade with the most hardcore Taylor Swift fans, and these bracelets are always well-received!

  • Guy on the Chiefs
  • Starbucks Lovers
  • Junior Jewels
  • Drunk Taylor
  • RIP Me I Died Dead
  • Mother
  • No, It’s Becky
  • I’mma Let You Finish
  • Made That B*tch Famous
  •  ¡Ni en Pedo!
  • Woodvale
  • Spelling is fun
  • My mind is alive
  • Get out of my house
  • RIP Mattress
  • Where’s the Scarf, Jake?
  • Sad Girl Autumn
  • F*ck Scooter
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Coordinating Colors & Solids

Of course, you can’t go wrong with coordinating colors and solids! A pretty solid or patterned beaded friendship bracelet can be worn long after the concert has ended!

For my first Eras Tour show at Acrisure Stadium in June, I made a few rainbow-hued bracelets for Pride Month, and those ended up being the most popular ones!

Pile of many colorful beaded Taylor Swift Eras Tour friendship bracelets on a pink background

MORE Taylor Swift Song Titles & Lyrics

  • Tim McGraw
  • Picture to Burn
  • A Place in This World
  • Cold as You
  • The Outside
  • Tied Together with a Smile
  • Stay Beautiful
  • Mary’s Song
  • I’m Only Me With I’m with You
  • Invisible
  • A Perfectly Good Heart
  • Fifteen
  • Hey Stephen
  • Breathe
  • Tell Me Why
  • You’re Not Sorry
  • The Way I Loved You
  • Jump Then Fall
  • Untouchable
  • Come in with the Rain
  • Superstar
  • The Other Side of the Door
  • You All Over Me
  • We Were Happy
  • That’s When
  • Don’t You
  • Bye Bye Baby
  • Innocent
  • Superman
  • Electric Touch
  • When Emma Falls in Love
  • Castles Crumbling
  • Foolish One
  • Timeless
  • Sl*t!
  • Treacherous
  • I Almost Do
  • Stay Stay Stay
  • The Last Time
  • The Lucky One
  • Starlight
  • Begin Again
  • The Moment I Knew
  • Come Back…Be Here
  • Girl at Home
  • Better Man
  • Babe
  • Message in a Bottle
  • I Bet You Think About Me
  • Forever Winter
  • Run
  • The Very First Night
  • All You Had to Do Was Stay
  • I Wish You Would
  • How You Get the Girl
  • This Love
  • Wonderland
  • I Did Something Bad
  • So It Goes…
  • Dress
  • This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
  • Call It What You Want
  • London Boy
  • Soon You’ll Get Better
  • False God
  • It’s Nice to Have a Friend
  • Daylight
  • Invisible String
  • Suburban Legends
  • Mad Woman
  • Epiphany
  • Peace
  • Hoax
  • Gold Rush
  • No Body, No Crime
  • Happiness
  • Dorothea
  • Coney Island
  • Closure
  • Evermore
  • It’s Time to Go
  • Bigger Than the Whole Sky
  • Glitch
  • You’re Losing Me
  • Cherry lips
  • Crystal skies
  • The Joker & the Queen
  • One for the money
  • Two for the show
  • Players gonna play
  • Rust on your door
  • Stolen kisses
  • Pretty lies
  • I’m going out tonight
  • April 29th
  • The crowds went wild
  • I’m on the bleachers
  • Remember this moment
  • It’s gonna be alright
  • Too busy dancing
  • Screaming color
  • It’s you and me
  • Tasteful if a little loud

Frequently Asked Questions About Beaded Friendship Bracelets:

Wrist with watch and arm full of Taylor Swift Eras Tour beaded friendship bracelets

How long should my beaded bracelet be?

The most common women’s bracelet length is 7 inches long, however, the standard range is anywhere from 6 to 8.5 inches. For best results, use a soft tape measure to measure your wrist, and then add 1/4 inch to the length.

Children’s bracelets typically range from 5 to 6.5 inches; men’s range from 7.5 inches to 10.5 inches.

Stretch Magic brand clear bracelet cord on black background

What is the best string to use for bead bracelets?

We recommend using a clear stretchy beading cord that is between .4mm and 1mm thick. Stretch Magic is a popular brand of jewelry cord that we use frequently.

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Which beads are the best for friendship bracelets?

To make Taylor Swift friendship bracelets, you could use lots of different types of beads – seed beads, pony beads, round beads, etc. My favorite type of beads to use are clay beads, because I think the finished look is a little more refined and professional.

You can find all of my favorite clay beads and bracelet supplies in my Amazon Shop!

Taylor Swift Inspired "Lover" Clay Bead Bracelet with rainbow of Heishi Beads in background

How many clay beads do I need to make a bracelet?

To make a standard 7″ adult bracelet, you will need around 100-140 flat clay beads per bracelet, depending on the thickness of each clay bead (you will notice that some are thinner-cut than others). If you are weighing out the number of beads, you will need around 5 grams of clay beads per bracelet.

If you include any additional letter beads, spacers, or decorative beads, you will need fewer clay beads.

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How do I keep my beaded bracelet from untying or breaking?

Follow the step-by-step video demonstration above to tie your bracelets using a surgeon’s knot, which creates one of the strongest and tightest knots possible when working with stretchy jewelry cords. Adding a dab of glue to the knot can add an extra layer of security.

When pulling the knot tight, you’ll want to be gentle so as not to overstretch the cord, which can weaken it and may lead to potential breakage.

Colorful clay bead bracelets on wrist with watch by pool with floatie

Are clay bead bracelets waterproof?

Yes! Clay beads are made from cured polymer clay or vinyl material which are durable and waterproof materials; however, due to other chemicals and components often found in pools and other bodies of water, we still recommend that you remove your bracelets before swimming or bathing for the best results and longevity.

Lots of beaded friendship bracelets with Taylor Swift song titles, albums, and lyrics on pink background

So, now that you have all the how-to details (and more Taylor Swift bracelet ideas that you probably know what to do with LOL!), it’s time for you to start making your own Taylor Swift Eras Tour friendship bracelets!

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime moment to bond with fellow fans and have an amazing shared experience with other people in the Swiftie fandom!

Remember to tag me on Instagram @HeidiKundin and/or use the hashtag #HIHMakersClub so I can check out your bracelets! I’d love to see what you make!

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Pinterest graphic: "Taylor Swift Bracelets: 435+ Ideas" with bracelet examples
Pinterest graphic: "Taylor Swift Bracelets: 435+ Ideas" with collage of bracelet examples
Pinterest graphic: "Taylor Swift Bracelets: 435+ Friendship Bracelet Ideas" with bracelet examples
Pinterest graphic: "Taylor Swift Bracelets" with collage of friendship bracelet examples
Pinterest graphic: "Taylor Swift Bracelets: 435+ Friendship Bracelet Ideas" with bracelet examples
Pinterest graphic: "Taylor Swift Bracelets: 435+ Bracelet Ideas" with bracelet examples
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