All right, if you read here regularly, then you probably remember the woven wrap bracelet from earlier this month. I promised to make a little easier tutorial. Both versions turned out great, but if you are a beginner this is an easier one to start with. What do you think?
- Hemp or cotton twine (I used cotton this time) – you will need 6 strands that are 28-30 inches long.
- A ring connector
- Glue-on end caps, a clasp, and jewelry glue
Take three of your strands, and double them so that there is a loop at the mid-way point. You will loop it through the ring connector to make a lark’s head knot. If you’re not sure how to do this, I use them in most of my woven bracelets. You can check out this tutorial to see what I mean.
Make a knot on each side. You’ll have 6 strands coming off that are approximately 13-14 inches long.
Now, braid each side. You can make a 6-strand braid if you want, but to keep things simple I just make a regular braid with 2 cords in each strand.
When you get to the end, trim your ends off evenly, add a little bit of jewelry glue to your end cap, and glue it on to secure your braid. Twist the end caps around to fully coat your twine. Do the same thing on each side – you may want to check the length against your wrist before finishing off the ends.
Now, just add a clasp to your bracelet and it’s ready to wear!
Perfect for the warm weather coming! What are you wearing this spring?