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Chocolate Mint Swirl Bracelet

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Chocolate Mint Swirl Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

It's easy to create colorful designs with Chinese knotting cord. When tied and layered together in designs, this cord creates unique style. This bracelet features a double coin knot pattern to create the swirling pattern. Learn how to make this bracelet and discover how you can use Chinese knotting cord in your designs!

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Cut four one-yard lengths of the Lovely Knots 2mm light chocolate Chinese knotting cord and two one-yard lengths of the Lovely Knots 2mm turquoise Chinese knotting cord. Tie two of the brown lengths and one turquoise length together and a tie a knot at the end. Repeat and pin or tape these two bundles to your work surface. Work with the bundle of cord on your left and make sure the turquoise strand is in the center. Form the cords into a loop with the ends crossing over the beginning of the loop. Be sure to keep the cords flat. Use pins or tape where you need it to keep the cords in place. Now you are going to work with the bundle of cord on your right. Lay the cords under the top and bottom section of the loop in the left bundle. Then, you will lay it over the tail end of the loop in the left bundle.
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Next, cross the cords under the cords in the left bundle and over the top of the loop as pictured. These cords will then go under themselves and over the bottom of the loop. This is how your cords should look after step five.
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Pull the cords to form a nice knot, always making sure to keep the cords flat. Make another loop with the cords in the left bundle. This time, cross the ends of the cords under the beginning of the loop. Now cross the cords in the right bundle over the top and bottom of the loop and under the tail of the loop.
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Then you will take the cords from the right bundle over the left bundle cords and under the top of the loop. Now the cords will come over themselves and under the bottom of the loop. This is how your cords should look after step 11.
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Pull the cords to tighten the knot. For the third knot, loop the cord over itself as you did in step two and repeat steps three through six. For the fourth knot, repeat steps eight through 12. Continue alternating the knots until you have the length you need. We created six knots for our bracelet.
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Pin the ends of the cords in place and a lay a piece of tape over them. Measure a half of an inch away from the end of the last knot and mark the tape. Remove the pins and wrap the tape around the ends of the cords. Make sure to keep them flat. Cut the ends on the mark, through the tape. Apply some adhesive to the ends of the cords if you like.
Step nineteen
Attach the ribbed cord ends from your 7mm silver-plated brass kumihimo ribbed cord end and toggle kit to each end of the bracelet. Attach the loop and bar toggle clasp components of the kit to the ribbed cord ends using sterling silver 5.35mm open jump rings. For help using jump rings, please see our jump ring Handy Tip video.
Approximate Size: Seven inches
Estimated Time: Two hours
Difficulty Level: Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
GS Hypo Fabric Cement (GS-HYPO-F)
Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size (TOOL-148)
List of Components:
Lovely Knots 2mm Turquoise Chinese Knotting Cord - 20 yards (STRNG-0131, qty 1)
Lovely Knots 2mm Light Chocolate Chinese Knotting Cord - 20 yards (STRNG-0121, qty 1)
7mm Silver-Plated Brass Kumihimo Ribbed Cord End and Toggle Kit (KIT-0169, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.30 x .210 inches (0.75 x 5.35mm) (SS-OJR30-F, qty 3)
Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Lovely Knots 2mm Black Chinese Knotting Cord - 20 yards (STRNG-0119)
Lovely Knots 2mm Aqua Blue Chinese Knotting Cord - 20 yards (STRNG-0127)
7mm Gold-Plated Brass Kumihimo Ribbed Cord End and Toggle Kit (KIT-0168)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.30 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR30-E)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Lovely Knots 2mm Turquoise Chinese Knotting Cord - 20 yards
Code: STRNG-0131
Length 20yds 
Sale Price: $3.64
Price: $4.29
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Lovely Knots 2mm Light Chocolate Chinese Knotting Cord - 20 yards
Code: STRNG-0121
Length 20yds 
Sale Price: $3.64
Price: $4.29
Qty>
7mm Silver-Plated Brass Kumihimo Ribbed Cord End and Toggle Kit
Code: KIT-0169
Length 7.75mm, Width 16-16.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.53$2.34$2.16
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .210 inches (0.75 x 5.35mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-F
Diameter 5.3mm, 21 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.29$0.26$0.24
Qty>

Alternate Components

Lovely Knots 2mm Black Chinese Knotting Cord - 20 yards
Code: STRNG-0119
Length 20yds 
Sale Price: $3.64
Price: $4.29
Qty>
Lovely Knots 2mm Aqua Blue Chinese Knotting Cord - 20 yards
Code: STRNG-0127
Length 20yds 
Sale Price: $3.64
Price: $4.29
Qty>
7mm Gold-Plated Brass Kumihimo Ribbed Cord End and Toggle Kit
Code: KIT-0168
Length 7.75mm, Width 16-16.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.68$3.41$3.16
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
1-2930-5960+
$0.24$0.22$0.20
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

GS Hypo Fabric Cement
Code: GS-HYPO-F
1/3 fl oz 
1-34-78+
$5.68$5.28$4.91
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Price: $17.32
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14
Qty>
EZ Bracelet Mini - Travel Size
Code: TOOL-148
Price: $9.29
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