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Bracelet with Silk and Copper Tassels, Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Beads and Macrame Imitation Silk Cord

STEP 1
Cut two 36-inch lengthS of 1mm green imitation silk cord.
STEP 2
Match one end of each of the lengths of cord. Fold the cords over approximately one foot from one end. Insert the folded end into the tube of one 8.5x6mm crimp. Use pliers to compress the center of the crimp. Pin or tape the crimp end to your workstation to make it easier to form even knots.
STEP 3
Make a square knot using the two longer strands (working strands 1 and 4) on the outside over the two shorter inside strands (anchor strands 2 and 3). Basic square knot pattern: Pass strand 1 over the anchor strands then pass strand 4 over strand 1, under the anchor strands and up through the loop (created by strand 1) then pull snug. (This is a half knot.) Reverse the pattern by passing strand 4 over the anchor strands then pass strand 1 over strand 4, under the base strands and up through the loop then pull snug.

Note: It's important to alternate strands to get a flat pattern. Starting consistently with the same strand will cause the pattern to twist.

Continue making alternating square knots for approximately 2 inches
STEP 4
String one 8x6mm rectangle with star onto the base strands. Bring the working strands around the outside of the bead, then make four square knots.
STEP 5
Continue to create one half of a square knot then string one 8x6mm rectangle with "#2" onto the base strands. Bring the working strands around the outside of the bead, then make the other half of the square knot.

Repeat to create square knots around one "#0", one "#1" and one "#7".
STEP 6
Repeat Step 4 in the opposite direction then continue making alternating square knots for approximately 2 inches to create the second half of the bracelet.
STEP 7
Gather the ends of the cord together then trim them to fit inside a crimp. Insert the ends into the crimp then compress the tube to secure the ends.
STEP 8
Pass one 5mm jumpring through the loop on two silk tassels and one cord loop along one side of one set of four square knots then close.

Use one 5mm jumpring to attach one lobster claw clasp to the loop on one crimp.

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