As I reviewed the pictures I realized that they speak for themselves, so you know what? I am just going to post this tutorial with a few prompts. Click on each picture to enlarge.
I really love how these bracelets turned out. They are a great companion to my wrapped bracelets tutorial. I had a lot of the materials in my stash. I picked up the leather cord at my local JoAnn Fabrics store. The wire I used for the beads was 24-gauge, but 20 to 26-gauge will work just fine.
If you have questions on specifics, post 'em in the comments and I'll get back to you.
|Materials. I used 2mm leather for the base and 1mm for the wraps. |
Use whatever you like. It doesn't make much of a difference.
|Cut about 4" or so for the wraps. About 12" for the main bracelet.|
|Make the wraps tight!|
|To close thread the end through the loop and tighten.|
|...until the loop pops under the wrap. Pull on both ends to finish tightening.|
|Let the glue dry and snip off the ends of the cord.|
|I used a knitting needle that was slightly larger than the cord |
as a mandrel for the wire beads.
|Twist ends to close.|
|Snip ends and tuck in twist.|
|They slide around on the cord.|
|Make a bunch.|
|Make a sliding adjustable knot.|
|Wrap the cord around twice.|
|Poke the end of the cord from the left and through the loops to the right.|
|Repeat with the second end of the cord in reverse.|
|Add a bead to each end and tie a knot to secure.|
|Make a bunch and enjoy!|