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Pinterest Week #8 – Double Wrap Bracelets

I’ve been making a lot of decorative items, so I thought I would make some bracelets today.  These bracelets are super simple and easily adaptable depending on the supplies you have (or the store has…curse you Emporia for not having a Michaels or a Hobby Lobby!!) To make the bracelets you will need:

44-55 inches of 1.5mm leather cord, 12-15 inches of brass ball chain or crystal chain, 58-72 inches of waxed linen cord, a 1/4″ hex nut

What I used… Instead of leather cord, all Wal-Mart had was hemp cords… I used two different sizes of crystal chains (one small and one larger)… Instead of waxed linen cord, I found braiding cords… and then I used a 1/4 inch hex nut.

Next:

Fold the length of hemp cording (in my case) in half to form a loop. The loop should fit around the hex nut, which serves as the clasp.

Then:

Run the tip of the braiding cord upwards along the hemp cord and towards the loop. Then wrap around the base of the loop at least 5-6 times, working downwards in the opposite direction. This secures the waxed linen cord and is the start of the bracelet.

Next:

Place the crystal chain along the hemp cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Holding the chain against the hemp cord, wrap the braiding cord around tightly.

Continue doing this for the remainder of the crystal chain.  When you get to the end, wrap the braiding cord around the hemp cording a few times, then tie ALL three strands into a knot.  Add on the nut and then tie another knot.

This is where you can add a little length if you need to. You want to make sure the bracelet will fit comfortably.

That’s it…you are now all finished.  Try different color combinations and different supplies to make your own unique bracelet.

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One response

  1. Dee Schwin

    Pretty–looks tedious..

    February 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm

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