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Criss-cross Bracelet
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Criss Cross BraceletCriss-cross Bracelet

Materials


1. Thread the button on the leather and find the center. Tie the cords together in an overhand knot. Before you tighten the knot all the way, insert the end of the Saree ribbon and tighten.

2. Start by threading the large hole beads onto both ends of the leather and securing each end with a bead stopper or a loosely tied knot.

3. Weave the ribbon in a figure 8 (fishtail weave) around the left outside leather and in between the two leather cords. Repeat on the right - around the cord and through the middle.

4. Slide a bead up on your left strand of leather and repeat the figure 8 with the suede on the left side, below the bead. Repeat with the right, slide a bead up and figure 8 with the ribbon on the right.

5. Continue with step 4 tp use about 32 beads total, or until you reach your desired length. Taper the end by weaving the cord 3-4 times in between the leather without the beads.

6. Finish by tying an overhand knot to join the ribbon and two leather cords. Tie an additional overhand knot with just the leather cords, leaving enough space in between the two knots for your button or bead to fir tightly. Glue the knots and cut excess. You can always leave the ribbon tails or add beads to the ends of the leather for accents.

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Large Hole & Leather Bracelet
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Large Hole & Leather BraceletLarge Hole & Leather Bracelet

Materials


1. Cut your 2mm leather in half. Using one of the cords, thread your button or bead to the center of your cord. Hold your button or bead and one end of the other 2mm cord together and tie an overhand knot. Secure the bead or button to the clipboad.

2. Using a flat nose pliers, bend one of the ends of each of the pieces of wire into a hook.

3. Thread a large hole bead onto each of the leather cords. Start to braid the cords pushing the beads up to a cluster. You can braid as tight or as loose as you want.

4. Once you have braided the cord about a half an inch, use one of the pieces of wire to gather the three cords together. You can use your pliers to hold the wire in place as you wrap the wire around the cording. You can wrap the wire tightly into a coil 3-4 times and cut excess with your wire cutter or you can use all of the wire and overlap the wire making a messy wrap. Either way, make sure to use your chain nose pliers to tuck in the end of the wire to prevent sharpness on your wrist. 

5. Repeat steps 3 & 4 at least three times or more, depending on the desired length or wrist size. The final braid extends to an inch. Fold the braid over and hold it at the last wire wrap to make sure that the button or bead will fit in between the braided loop.

6. Using your final piece of wire, wrap the loop over the other wire wrap to secure the six cords together.

7. Lastly, thread a bead onto each of the cord ends and tie each off into an overhand knot. Secure with glue and cut the excess cord.

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Lucky Coin Bracelet
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Lucky Coin BraceletLucky Coin Bracelet

Materials

1. String your button or bead through both nylon cords and find the center. Tie an overhand know directly below the bead joining all 4 nylon cords.

2. Separate the cords so that you have two pairs. Thread one pair of cords through the same bead, in the opposite direction. As you pull the string to tighten, make sure the cords don't cross over each other.

3. Join the four strands together with an overhand know. Repeat step 2 to add another bead. You may want to alternate direction when tying the overhand know to make sure that the bracelet lays flat.

4. Continue to add beads until you have reached your desired length. Separate the cords so that you have two cords in the middle, and one cord on each side. Use your outer cords to tie square knots around the center cords. Alternate the right or left cord that you start with so you end up with a flat braid. Continue for an inch of knots, or until you can fold over the knotted section and easily fit your button or bead through the closure.

5. Join the loop together by tying a square knot using the same outside cords. Wrap the cords around the back of the bracelet and repeat. You can use glue to secure the knots. When using a waxed nylon cord, I typically use a thread zapper to melt the knot secure.

6. You can add additional charms and tassels with a jump ring.

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