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 Bracelet with Glass Rhinestone, Epoxy and Resin Beads and Waxed Cotton Cord 

Bracelet with Glass Rhinestone, Epoxy and Resin Beads and Waxed Cotton Cord
Step 1
Using a pair of laser scissors, cut one 60-inch and two 18-inch lengths of dark green waxed cotton cord.
Step 2
Match the two strands of 18-inch dark green waxed cord. Find the center of the 60-inch length of cord. Attach the center of the 60-inch cord to the 18-inch strands 4 inches from the end of the 18-inch strands using a lark’s head knot. Apply a small amount of adhesive to the lark's head knot to secure the knot in place.

Pin or tape the strands to your work station to make it easier to form your knots evenly.

Do not cut the short ends of the 2 strands of thread. These will be used to make tassels later.

The two outside (30-inch) strands will be used as the knotting strands and the two inside (18-inch) strands will be used as the base strands.
Step 3
Make a square knot using the two outside strands over the two inside strands. The basic pattern is:
  • Strand 1 over the base
  • Strand 2 over strand 1
  • Strand 2 under the base
  • Strand 2 through the loop
  • Strand 2 over base
  • Strand 1 over strand 2
  • Strand 1 under the base
  • Strand 1 through the loop
You must alternate starting with strand 1 then strand 2 to get a flat pattern. If you start consistently with the same strand the pattern will twist.

Continue making alternating square knots for 1/4 inch (three knots).
Step 4
String one 10mm green and pink pavé rhinestone bead onto the two center strands. Bring the two knotting strands around the outside of the bead, then make three square knots around the base strands.
Step 5
Continue to make three square knots between each one of the following beads on the base strands:
  • One 12mm purple, green and pink pavé rhinestone bead
  • One 12mm green and pink pavé rhinestone bead
  • One 14mm purple, green and pink pavé rhinestone bead
  • One 14mm green and pink pavé rhinestone bead
  • One 14mm purple, green and pink pavé rhinestone bead
  • One 12mm green and pink pavé rhinestone bead
  • One 12mm purple, green and pink pavé rhinestone bead
  • One 10mm green and pink pavé rhinestone bead
Step 6
Make four square knots after the last bead.
Step 7
Lay the two 4-inch strands of cord from the first portion of the bracelet on the two base strands in the opposite direction leaving the excess cord out. This will leave approximately 2-inch tassels in the opposite direction. Continue to make square knots using the knotting strands over the four base strands for 3/4 inch.
Step 8
After the last square knot, tie an overhand knot on the first knotting strand next to the square knot on the right side of the bracelet to secure the strand in place. Repeat to create an overhand knot on the second knotting strand on the left side of the bracelet and an overhand knot on each of the base strands. Cut the four strands of cord to 2 inches from the last knot.
Step 9
String onto one of the tassels one silver-lined square lime seed bead. Tie an overhand knot after the bead on the end of the tassel to hold it in place. Repeat to attach one silver-lined square lime seed bead to each of the six tassels on both ends of the bracelet.
: : : Additional Resources : : :
  • ''Glues'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • ''Knots Tutorial'' how-to video and illustrated instructions
  • End of Additional Resources

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