Triple-Strand Bracelet with Artwood Beads, Bone Beads and Hill Tribes Silver Beads

Fall into fashion this season with an ethnic blend of Hill Tribes silver and decorative wood beads for an eye-catching bracelet everyone will adore.
STEP 1
Cut one 30-inch and one 12-inch piece of leather cord.
STEP 2
Fold the 30-inch piece of leather in two so that one half is 5 inches longer than the other.
STEP 3
Use the 5-inch length to tie a slide knot with a 1-inch loop.
STEP 4
Loosen the slide knot and push the end of the 12-inch piece of leather into the center of the knot. Tighten the knot and check the loop for size. It should fit snugly around the leaf button. Squeeze a small drop of glue inside the knot and let dry.
STEP 5
Trim the leather ends so they are flush with the top of the knot.
STEP 6
Choose a design pattern for each of the three leather strands and string on beads, leaving a 1-inch space from your desired length. All three strands should be strung evenly.

Note: You may need to use a reamer to widen the bead holes so they slide easily onto the leather. Use pliers to pull the leather through the beads.
STEP 7
Pass all of the leather ends through the leaf button loop.
STEP 8
Double check the bracelet for size.
STEP 9
Fold the leather back onto itself and coil the silver wire around the leather strands, tucking the ends into the leather and applying pressure with the pliers to secure. Place a small bit of glue underneath the wire coil. Let dry.
STEP 10
Trim any excess leather.

Note: Use a black permanent marker to color the leather ends if necessary.

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