Wrapped Chain and Cord Bracelet

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Wrapped cord bracelets are hot, and this variation uses slinky, shimmering chain instead of beads for a whole new look.
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Tip 1Try using different cords such as waxed cotton, leather or p'leather.
Tip 2Cord lengths for bracelets: 1 wrap = 7.5 inch bracelet = 27 inches of cord, 2 wraps = 15 inch bracelet = 42 inches of cord, 3 wraps = 22.5 inch bracelet = 57 inches of cord, 4 wraps = 30 inch bracelet = 72 inches of cord, 5 wraps = 37.5 inch bracelet = 87 inches of cord.
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Step 1

Cut the cord to twice the length of the desired bracelet size PLUS 12 inches. For example, a 7.5-inch bracelet will require 27 inches of cord. Slide a button to the center of the piece. Tie both lengths into an overhand knot beneath the button.

Step 2

Clip the button into a clip board. The clip board will help keep the tension even when making the bracelet.

Step 3

For a 7.5-inch bracelet, use 6 inches of chain, and 18 inches of thread. Cut the thread, thread the needle, slide it to the center to double the thread. Tie an overhand knot at the end of the thread.

Step 4

Tie the thread around the cord on the left using a lark’s head knot. See lark’s head knot technique.

Step 5

Pull the thread taut, move the knot up towards the button.

Step 6

Hold the chain in between the two pieces of cord, and pass through the first chain link, and back behind the cord.

Step 7

Bring the thread back up, and pass through the first link again.

Step 8

Pass through the next chain link, and wrap back around behind the cord.

Step 9

Continue to pass through each link in the chain down the length of the bracelet.

Step 10

Stitch through the end link twice.

Step 11

Bring the thread around the left side of the cord, and underneath the last pair of threads wrapped around the chain.

Step 12

Tie a knot around the thread.

Step 13

Repeat to create a double knot.

Step 14

Use sharp scissors to trim the end close to the knot. Repeat on the beginning end of the thread.

Step 15

Repeat steps 3–5, adding a thread under the button on the right side of the bracelet.

Step 16

Repeat steps 6–7, wrapping through the first link of the chain two times.

Step 17

Continue as you did down the first side.

Step 18

Stitch twice through the end link.

Step 19

Repeat steps 11–13, tying a double knot at the end of the thread.

Step 20

Pull the two ends together, and tie an overhand knot as close to the chain links as possible.

Step 21

To create the right size button hole, pinch the two strands of cord together and slip the button in between the cords.

Step 22

Use your fingers to mark the distance on the cord between the last knot and the place where the next knot will go.

Step 23

Tie an overhand knot where you were marking.

Step 24

Test the button hole. Make sure the button fits.

Step 25

Cut excess cord leaving 1/4 inch tail.

Step 26

Congratulations! You have made a beautiful wrapped chain and cord bracelet!

       

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