Retired - Initial Cubes Knotted Leather Bracelet

PROJECT B830
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This unisex adjustable bracelet can be easily personalized any way you wish. For the design shown, 3 initials were stamped on 3 sides of each cube and then a star stamping was placed on the fourth side. The entire rest of the design consists solely of strategically placed knots and a slide clasp.
Instructions
Please note you will also need a paper towel for this project.
  1. Begin by metal stamping your initials onto the cube. You will do one side first, then rotate the cube, do another initial, etc. until you have all the sides stamped with either letters or stars. Make sure you always rotate in the same direction so when you cubes spin, the letters are upright. If you do not know how to metal stamp, a good video to watch is How to Make the Sweet Love Metal Stamped Necklace. This video will show you the basic technique for metal stamping letters.
  2. Once all your letters are stamped, fill them in with the stamp enamel marker. To do this, rub the marker over the letter on one side of the cube. Let it dry for about a minute and then wipe off excess with a paper towel. Let it dry for another minute and then rotate the cube to repeat this same step on the next stamping. Do this until all your impressions have been filled in with the stamp enamel marker.
  3. Repeat the above two steps on all your cubes. Once they are all done, move onto the next steps.
  4. Pick which cube you want to be your center cube. Slide it onto your leather cord and position it in the middle of the cord. Tie a simple overhand knot on either side of the cube.
  5. Slide another cube onto the leather (make sure the letters are facing the same direction as the first one) and position it so it rests right up against the first cube. Tie another knot. Repeat this step with your third and final cube, positioning it on the other side of the first cube you secured onto the leather. Look at the project photo for reference.
  6. Next, please watch the video: How to Make a Unisex Leather Cord Necklace with Slide Knots. You will make a slide knot the same way for this project but because it is a bracelet, you will only make one slide knot and you will not be trimming your ends close to the knot.
  7. Based upon what you learned from the video in the previous step, make your slide knot approximately 3 inches from each of the cube beads on each side of the bracelet. Do not trim the ends.
  8. To finish off each end, measure 2 inches from the slide knot. Tie a simple overhand knot. Slide on a spacer bead and then tie another knot. Trim the tail about 1/4 inch from the last knot. Complete this step on both sides of your bracelet.
  9. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-9034 - ImpressArt Soft Strike Blanks, Small Cube Bead 9.5mm, 1 Piece, Pewter
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • BMB-9824 - TierraCast Antiqued Pewter Nugget Heishe Spacer Beads 5mm (12)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHY-2002 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 2mm, By the Yard, Black
    Project uses 36 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-7200 - ImpressArt Antique Stamp Enamel Marker, Darken Stamped Impressions, 1.1 OZ, Black
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-8210 - ImpressArt Metal Punch Stamp, Solid Star 3mm (1/8 Inch), 1 Piece, Steel
  • XTL-0980 - ImpressArt 33-Piece Deluxe Uppercase Alphabet Stamps 'Newsprint' 1/8 Inch (3mm) - 1 Set
  • XTL-6236 - ImpressArt Steel Stamping Block, Small Size with Rubber Feet 2x2, 1 Piece, Steel
  • XTL-0277 - ImpressArt Brass Hammer For Metal Stamping - 1 Pound - 1 Piece
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Personalization, Men's
Ingredients PND-9034, BMB-9824, CHY-2002, XTL-7200,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Metal Spacer Bead, Nugget Heishe 5mm, 12 Pieces, Antiqued Pewter, By TierraCast
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: BMB-9824
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 2mm,  By the Yard, Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: CHY-2002
ImpressArt Antique Stamp Enamel Marker, Darken Stamped Impressions, 1.1 OZ, Black
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$12.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-7200
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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