Retired - Cinchona Bracelet

PROJECT B8029
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This fishtail bracelet weaves together an earthy blend of 1.5mm round leather cords. Ten strands alternate to create a tight, appealing braid finished with snap hook clasp.
Instructions
This bracelet measures 8 inches total. To modify the size, adjust the length of leather used. In addition to the materials listed, you will also need a toothpick.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Make a Fishtail Bracelet Using Round Leather Cord. Using what you have learned in the video, begin by cutting 10 strands of 1.5mm leather cord that are 1.5 feet long.
  2. Load your cords onto a bead stopper as shown in the video, starting at one end with brown leather and alternating every other strand with natural leather until all 10 of your cords are lined up.
  3. Follow along with the video to weave your fishtail braid, making sure to keep the cords in order to achieve an alternating effect.
  4. Once your braid is the desired length, tie off one end as shown in the video. In this case, instead of thread use a scrap of leather. This will bulk up the end of your bracelet, helping it fit better into the cord end of your clasp. Using flush cutters, clip any extra cord.
  5. Use a toothpick to add a few dabs of E6000 glue into one side of your clasp and insert the tied-off end of your braid.
  6. Repeat the above two steps to tie off and attach the other side of your clasp. I recommend allowing the glue to dry for 24 hours before wearing. Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHY-1503 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm, By the Yard, Chocolate
    Project uses 7.5 feet. You will need 3 packages.

  • CHY-1508 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm, By the Yard, Beach
    Project uses 7.5 feet. You will need 3 packages.

  • FCL-1611 - Antiqued Silver Plated Snap Hook Clasp For Regaliz 10mm Rubber Cord - 1 Piece
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Men's, Boho
Ingredients CHY-1503, CHY-1508, FCL-1611, XTL-1054,

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.
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm,  By the Yard, Chocolate
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: CHY-1503
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm,  By the Yard, Beach
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: CHY-1508
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material

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