- Knitting and Crochet
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- Teaching Kit
A sophisticated take on an old favorite, weave, wrap and knot your way to fabulous bracelets crafted with Simplicity® trims.
Crystal and Cord Bracelet
- 1/2 yard of rhinestone chain trim – we used 186214001
- 1 yard of leather or suede cord trim – we used 1862355034
- Embroidery floss
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Double the cord trim and tie a knot at the folded end, leaving a loop about 1/2" long.
- Secure embroidery floss with a knot right underneath the cord loop; add a dab of hot glue to keep in place.
- Place the rhinestone trim on top of the doubled cord, making sure the two cord strands are side-by-side, and not twisted.
- Secure rhinestone trim to cord bracelet by wrapping embroidery floss around all layers, wrapping in between each stone. Keep wrapping until you reach the desired length, checking against your wrist as you go.
- When rhinestones just reach around your wrist, knot floss on the underside of the bracelet and secure with a dab of hot glue. Cut off excess rhinestones; make sure not to cut remaining length of cord.
- Use remaining cord to make a large knot. Trim leftover cord, leaving 1/2" tails.
- To fasten bracelet, slip knot through looped end.
Chain and Cord Bracelet
- 1-1/2 yard of 1/8" silky cord trim – we used 1870097003A
- 1/2 yard of metal chain trim – we used 1861256879 and removed the faux suede from the chain
- 2 jump rings
- 1 jewelry clasp
- Using a pair of pliers, remove enough chain trim to fit around your wrist so that the ends just touch.
- Attach a jewelry clasp to one end of chain using a jump ring. Attach second jump ring to the other end. Close jump rings with pliers.
- Lay the chain down on a flat work surface to ensure that all links lie flat and are facing in the same direction.
- Loop cord through the first chain link and double knot on right hand side of clasp.
- Take the free end of the cord and string through the first link from front to back.
- Pull the end through the loop you've just made and secure the first knot.
- In the same link, repeat Steps 5 and 6, inserting the end from the back through to the front – you will make 2 knots in each link.
- Repeat Steps 5 through 7 on each link, making 2 knots per link and alternating inserting the cord from the front and from the back, until you reach the end of the bracelet. Periodically check to make sure that the bracelet will lie flat and all knots are being made in the center right hand side of each link.
- When you reach the end, tie a double knot to secure the cord to the chain (like in Step 1).