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Bright Summer Bracelets

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Bright Summer Bracelets Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Chinese knotting cord makes a bright display in these thread wrapped bracelets! These simple bracelets are easy and fun to make, so start creating with your kids or friends for a fun project everyone can do together.

Step one:
Fold a length of Leather Cord USA 3mm fern round leather in half. Pinch the folded end to form a loop.

Step two:
We used The BeadSmith .8mm Chinese knotting cord in neon deep orange, neon yellow, and neon orange for our thread wraps. Place two of the three thread colors together and run them on top of the groove between the two folded sections of leather. Using the third thread color, tie the thread bundle to the leather and knot. Make sure you tie the thread low enough below the fold to allow for the knotted end of the leather to pass through as a closure for your bracelet. Leave about a 1/4-inch length of tails.

Step three:
Begin wrapping the first color around the leather and the threads. For help with this technique, please see our Mini Tutorial Video. After a few wraps, pull the bundle of threads so that the tails are not exposed anymore. Continue wrapping until you are ready to change colors.

Step four:
To switch colors, put the color you were using back into the bundle and pull out a new color. Wrap around the threads and the leather using the new color.

Step five:
Continue switching colors as you like. When you get to the end, make a knot around the leather with the thread. Put the thread onto a big eye needle and insert it into a few wraps and pull the thread through to hide and secure it. Trim. You can use a dab of glue on the back side to secure the very last couple of wraps.

Step six:
Knot the ends of the leather in an overhand knot right against the last thread wrap. Pass the knot through the loop on the other end of the bracelet to close your bracelet. Repeat these steps to make the other bracelet.
Approximate Size: Wrist Size 6 to 8
Estimated Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Super New Glue (SUP-0082)
Black Straight Leather Cord Cutter (TOOL-0038)
List of Components:
Leather Cord USA 3mm Fern Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0888, qty 3)
The BeadSmith .8mm Neon Deep Orange Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0265, qty 1)
The BeadSmith .8mm Neon Yellow Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0270, qty 1)
The BeadSmith .8mm Neon Orange Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0268, qty 1)


Leather Cord USA 3mm Metallic Oasis Turquoise Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0826, qty 3)
The BeadSmith .8mm Neon Fuchsia Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0266, qty 1)
The BeadSmith .8mm Topaz Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0291, qty 1)
The BeadSmith .8mm Neon Green Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0267, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Turquoise Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0887, qty )
Leather Cord USA 3mm Metallic Berry Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0892)
Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Absinth Round Leather - By the Foot (BTF-0835)
The BeadSmith .8mm Emerald Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0284)
The BeadSmith .8mm Pink Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0286)
The BeadSmith .8mm Neon Pink Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet (STRNG-0269)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Leather Cord USA 3mm Fern Round Leather - By the Foot
Code: BTF-0888
Diameter 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.58 $0.47$0.54 $0.44$0.50 $0.40
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Neon Deep Orange Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0265
Length 49.2 ft 
Price: $3.89
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Neon Yellow Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0270
Length 49.2 ft 
Sale Price: $2.72
Price: $3.89
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Neon Orange Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0268
Length 49.2 ft 
Price: $3.89
Qty>
Leather Cord USA 3mm Metallic Oasis Turquoise Round Leather - By the Foot
Code: BTF-0826
Diameter 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.63 $0.50$0.59 $0.47$0.55 $0.44
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Neon Fuchsia Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0266
Length 49.2 ft 
Price: $3.89
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Topaz Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0291
Length 49.2 ft 
Sale Price: $2.72
Price: $3.89
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Neon Green Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0267
Length 49.2 ft 
Price: $3.89
Qty>

Alternate Components

Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Turquoise Round Leather - By the Foot
Code: BTF-0887
Diameter 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.58 $0.48$0.54 $0.44$0.50 $0.41
Qty>
Leather Cord USA 3mm Metallic Berry Round Leather - By the Foot
Code: BTF-0892
Diameter 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.63 $0.52$0.59 $0.48$0.55 $0.45
Qty>
Leather Cord USA 3mm Natural Absinth Round Leather - By the Foot
Code: BTF-0835
Diameter 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$0.58 $0.48$0.54 $0.44$0.50 $0.41
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Emerald Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0284
Length 49.2 ft 
Sale Price: $2.72
Price: $3.89
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Pink Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0286
Length 49.2 ft 
1-45-910+
$3.89 $3.30$3.49 $2.96$3.19 $2.70
Qty>
The Beadsmith .8mm Neon Pink Chinese Knotting Cord - 49.2 Feet
Code: STRNG-0269
Length 49.2 ft 
Price: $3.89
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Super New Glue
Code: SUP-0082
Volume Approx. 3 grams 
Sale Price: $1.73
Price: $1.95
Qty>
Black Straight Leather Cord Cutter
Code: TOOL-0038
Sale Price: $8.93
Price: $9.99
Qty>



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