ECT TV Episode 14: Knotted Bracelet

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I love this knotted technique.  It makes the bracelet lay so nicely and looks great with these beads!

Here’s the tutorial!Knotted bracelet tutorialMaterials and Tools:

  • Big beads with a big hole.  I used: Green & Clear Recycled Glass Beads 13-14mm, Africa from Happy Mango Beads
  • Cord that will fit through the holes in the beads.  I used 1mm waxed cotton cord.
  • 2 cord end crimps
  • Lobster clasp
  • A few 7mm jump rings
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Bent nose or another pair of pliers

Step #1

Cut a piece of cord to about 24 inches.

Step #2

How to make a knotted braceletA few inches from one end make a double knot.  Just make a normal knot and then do it again.

Step #3

How to make a knotted braceletSlide a bead down against the knot.

Step #4

How to make a knotted braceletHow to make a knotted braceletMake a knot on the other side of the bead.  Make the knot very close the bead.  I do this by holding the loop of the knot close to the bead while pull the end slowly and making sure the knot ends up right against the bead.

Alternatively, you could make the bead around an awl (or there is a special tool for knotting) and use that to pull the knot near the bead.

Step #5

How to make a knotted braceletContinue adding beads and knotting until the bracelet is just smaller than you need.  (We’ll add two more beads to the ends, so allow for that.)

Step #6

How to make a knotted braceletAdd another bead to the end, but don’t knot the other side.

Step #7

How to make a knotted braceletHow to make a knotted braceletAdd a crimp end next to the bead.

Step #8

How to make a knotted braceletUsing chain nose pliers, fold over one side of the crimp end.

Step #9

How to make a knotted braceletThen fold the other side over the first.  Make sure the crimp end is secure and pull on it to make sure.

Step #10

How to make a knotted braceletTrim off the excess cord.

Step #11

How to make a knotted braceletRepeat for the other side.

Step #12

How to make a knotted braceletAdd a lobster clasp to one end with a jump ring.

Step #13

How to make a knotted braceletOn the other end, add a couple of 7mm jump rings.

Step #14

How to make a knotted braceletTry on your new bracelet!

You can make a necklace with the same technique, just use more cord.

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