A Pura Vida bracelet is a colorful and trendy one that originates in Costa Rica. The bracelets are made of natural materials such as wood, seeds, and shells, each unique. They symbolize “pure life” and are popular with tourists and locals alike. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own Diy Pura Vida bracelet step by step with photos and even a video!
Let me first answer a few of the questions people often ask.
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What does Pura Vida mean?
“Pura Vida” is often used in Costa Rica and other Latin American countries. It has several different translations, but the most common is “pure life.” The term is both a greeting and a farewell, and it’s considered a symbol of happiness and good luck.
What kind of string is used for Pura Vida bracelets?
The type of string used for Pura Vida bracelets is typically made from cotton or hemp. It is essential that the string is durable and can stand up to wear and tear, as the bracelets are often worn daily.
Cotton and hemp strings are both strong and resilient, making them ideal choices for this type of jewelry. Additionally, they are relatively affordable, so they are a popular choice for people on a budget.
How to clean Pura Vida bracelets?
There are a few different ways to clean Pura Vida bracelets. One way is to use a toothbrush and soapy water. Another way is to use a dishwashing detergent and water.
Make sure to rinse the bracelet with water after cleaning it. Some of the benefits of keeping your Pura Vida bracelets clean include having them look nicer and last longer.
Cleaning them will also help remove any dirt or oils that may have built upon them. This can help prevent any tarnishing or discoloration. Finally, cleaning your bracelets will help keep them smelling fresh.
Can you take off Pura Vida bracelets?
Yes, you can take off Pura Vida bracelets. Many people wear them as a fashion statement, but they can also be used to support various charities. If you no longer want to wear your bracelet, you can remove it by following these simple steps:
1) Find the small knot located on the underside of the bracelet.
2) Use your fingers to loosen the knot and pull the bracelet off your wrist.
3) If necessary, use a pair of scissors to cut any excess cord.
That’s all there is to it! Enjoy your new freedom of movement, and remember that you can always put your bracelet back on if you change your mind.
As you’ll see, I chose to add a button to my bracelet so I can take it off any time I want without having to cut the strings or tinker at the knot.
How do you make a Pura Vida flat braided bracelet?
Working Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Skill Level: Beginner
Estimated cost: $10
- Anchor Cotton Threads: Dark Blue, Gray, Sky Blue
Step 1: First, cut all threads 28 inches long to make 3 strings.
Step 2: Hold the strings together, so they are all even.
Step 3: After that, take the center between the strings and tie a knot with a thread.
Step 4: Repeat again and make knots more.
Step 5: Now, tie 18 knots around the rest of the strings to create a hock.
Step 6 Join all the threads and wrap them with a string to make a hock for the button.
Step 7: Secure the hock of strings with tape or pin on a table or wherever you’re working
Step 8: Separate each string properly.
Step 9: Again, take the sky blue string, cross it under the other sky blue string, and make 2 loops.
Step 10: Take the sky blue string, cross it under the gray string, and make 2 loops.
Step 11: Take the sky blue string, cross it under the other gray string, and make 2 loops.
Step 12: Next, take the sky blue string, cross it under the dark blue string, and make 2 loops.
Step 13: After that, take the sky blue string, cross it under the other dark blue string, and make 2 loops.
Step 14: Arrange all strings again
Step 15: Take the sky blue string, cross it under all the strings, and make 2 loops with each string.
Step 16: Take the gray strings, cross them under all the other strings
Step 17: Take the dark blue strings and take them across and under all the strings.
Step 18: Create a striped pattern design
Step 19: Continue making the loops until the bracelet forms according to your wrist size.
Step 20: After that, hold all of the strings and tie a knot.
Step 21: Now, attach a button at the end of the knot and insert the button into the hock to close it.
Here is your Diy Pura Vida Bracelet!