Wrapped Chain and Cord Bracelet
Wrapped cord bracelets are hot, and this variation uses slinky, shimmering chain instead of beads for a whole new look.
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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.
Clip the button into a clip board. The clip board will help keep the tension even when making the bracelet.
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.
Tie the thread around the cord on the left using a lark's head knot. See lark's head knot technique.
Pull the thread taut, move the knot up towards the button.
Hold the chain in between the two pieces of cord, and pass through the first chain link, and back behind the cord.
Bring the thread back up, and pass through the first link again.
Pass through the next chain link, and wrap back around behind the cord.
Continue to pass through each link in the chain down the length of the bracelet.
Stitch through the end link twice.
Bring the thread around the left side of the cord, and underneath the last pair of threads wrapped around the chain.
Tie a knot around the thread.
Repeat to create a double knot.
Use sharp scissors to trim the end close to the knot. Repeat on the beginning end of the thread.
Repeat steps 3-5, adding a thread under the button on the right side of the bracelet.
Repeat steps 6-7, wrapping through the first link of the chain two times.
Continue as you did down the first side.
Stitch twice through the end link.
Repeat steps 11-13, tying a double knot at the end of the thread.
Pull the two ends together, and tie an overhand knot as close to the chain links as possible.
To create the right size button hole, pinch the two strands of cord together and slip the button in between the cords.
Use your fingers to mark the distance on the cord between the last knot and the place where the next knot will go.
Tie an overhand knot where you were marking.
Test the button hole. Make sure the button fits.
Cut excess cord leaving 1/4 inch tail.
Congratulations! You have made a beautiful wrapped chain and cord bracelet!
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