How to Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet with a Button Clasp

SKU VID-1273
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
In this video, you will learn how make a chevron friendship bracelet with a button clasp using size 18 Super-Lon nylon cord.
Audio Transcript
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hi mr. D'Allesandro with beadaholique.com a foot so here i've done a project using this weeds and we have a separate video on how to finish off a piece like this using pinch cord ends so for this project I'll be using F LAN cord my handy third hand tool a little weight down for this in with my bench block just some scissors tape and glue traditionally friendship bracelets are made often using embroidery thread just clipped on to a safety pin on your pants so I got a little creative here figuring out how to attach my work to the table for demonstration purposes will also be attaching it with a button clasp here I've got my four lengths of s lon cord measured out to seven feet each I gave myself quite a few extra inches for the beginning and ending of the bracelet we're going to start with is a large enough loop to give ourselves some leeway and we're going to braid the top to create our clasp loop like so and then I'll go ahead and clip that onto my third hand also going to reinforce it with some painters tape and there we go ready to begin this is a modified braid I'm going to have two threads on one section and three on each of the others but once it's woven together it'll still look nice give it a nice finished ending I'm just doing a simple braid probably about two inches worth and I'll check it against my button good in any way check and make sure that I get the right size loop on my button I like the s-1 cord for this because it really doesn't tangle as I'm weaving you also get a lot on the spool you have a lot of different colors on the website and also some really nice color combinations that come in packs get good design ideas breathes flipping a little bit but I think that we will end up straight once I make the loop red just a little extra am I not check the size of the repair not plenty some of the braid is going to get eaten up in the final not that I make so I'm going to go ahead and do that now well first need to do is take that initial knot out there we go degree two ends together check my size in one more time pinch it up just a little bit now I know what size I want my loop and create my final overhand knot work that up right to the point that I measure that I think it is even not as I can in here so I'll be clipping and gluing that for security that works now I'm ready to make my cut here and get the extra set off just with scissors make sure I leave just enough that it's not going to pull out of itself before I have a chance to get it some glue use my hypo cement glue which has a nice applicator to even pin it inject it into that not a little bit while this is drying and go ahead and refasten my loop to my third hand and again my weave so the first thing I want to do is decide on the order of my colors red office turquoise maybe and then what I'll do on the opposite side is the inverse of that it's red olives trip I see so beginning on the left what I'm going to do is take my outermost thread make the shape of a four so that the red is on the top of the other thread I come through and pull it up like so so I'm pulling straight down on my olive spread you do that twice pull tight and then move on to my next thread onto turquoise do the same thing I make the shape of a fourth come around the bottom up through and pull tight twice again on the Navy thread once you get the hang of it you don't have to make the shape of a force so much but it's definitely the helpful way that I learned to get the placement of the thread correct for the weave and then I bring my red to the center and I do the same thing in the opposite on the other side so I'm going to bring the red over the top of the olive in the shape of a backward four and pull it through and up to the top get my fist right out of the way another time backward for down up and through and move to the turquoise backward for up and through the first few layers are the trickiest bands to make because of this flexibility of the thread but once you get the weave going holds itself together moving inwards with my backward force holding down on my other thread and when I get to the center through the same thing with red on red where it's the opposite for up through and pull tight opposite force up through and pull tight and then this top thread is going to come over to that side so I'm kind of doing a torture room now I'm going to come again to the left we begin my next band of color with olive in the same way - not of each thread up tight moving onward so it's just full it step itself together around this point where you can see the progress all right that's my center spread now when I move to the off of this side you do the inverse make quite opposite for all is over turquoise let's pull it through and up opposite for under it through end up moving or make sure I keep my order link to the red and Here I am at my other beige in the center I'm going to do that opposite for with the beige I was just working with greenish beige the first one and the second not and when I was working with did the switcheroo comes over to the left now on to turquoise over under through and up over under through and up working in words speed it up a little bit just you can see the progress here and that one stays in the middle and I move to the right over under through and up over under through and up check my order there and move a word the trick for me was learning how to do the reverse order codes I had learned the straight band friendship bracelet which we also have a video for and that's very much the same process but you don't go in the reverse so I had to train my brain to go into the verse at the middle do my two fours and then switch to the last band of maybe is going to complete the Wilson since the pattern here quickly do this to give you sense of the color order and just the wheels go to the other side if I complete this band we continue in the same way for the whole length of the bracelet we've meditated and really enjoy breathing all right I'm at my center point and switch my thread keep going and I'll meet up with you at this end to attach the button II Kennedy so now I am finishing up my last band of color and you can see that the weave has really eaten up a lot of the thread so I thought I was being generous with seven feet but in fact I could have done with eight so you'll want to just err on the side of caution make sure you have plenty of cords and work with but this should give us just enough to finish it up and then attach with one more knot on the button side the little tricky are working with left side because of the way that the cords bounce up I think they're excited to be done too okay my opposite force pulling up coming to the middle oops over top I'm getting good amount of pull up there to get a nice tight knot my covers are done and now here you'll see that I brought in a couple of seven millimeter jump rings to attach to my button and that's going to accommodate my cords coming through so I want to make sure I just get a nice flush closure on those doubling them up for strength get my chords in there I'm going to go ahead and take all of them together and wind them tightening you bend them over that should allow me to flip them through like so all right and then I want to make sure that my button is on the top side of my weave so coming from underneath and we do simple overhand knot look I like to use my suppliers to help me pull the threads all through once I've got the man I want to pull that knot just to the edge of my weaving tight and do that one more time overhand pull them through with my pliers and then I Nestle that knot tight and secure against itself get a good comfortable fit there before I glue and clip pretty good I'm bringing my hypo tube again gs Hyksos isn't can inject it even into that not pulling the edges in the tip so it's like threading a needle and that back on there okay so now I'm ready to clip and then glue dry for few minutes to see how this is how it measures as well so I have about a seven and a half inch bracelet which for me might fit just slightly snug so I'm gonna give it a little bit of a stretch it's nice and strong now let's get the clasp off and see what we've gotta go so there's a chevron friendship bracelet with a button clasp in this project and many more tutorials and supplies are available at beadaholique.com thanks for watching you

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