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To make this bracelet, you must first be familiar with the cobra knot (or weave). It is demonstrated in our video here. Please review this video before proceeding. Begin by cutting two pieces of hemp at forty inches long, and one piece at about fourteen inches long. Tie all three strands together about four inches down from the ends, using an overhand knot. Tape your strands down to your work surface, as shown in the video, or underneath the lip of a table.Knot five rounds of the cobra weave. Add three red druks to each of the outer two strands, and one larger gold mix druk to the center strand. Resume knotting, creating five more rounds of cobra weave. This time add three turquoise druks to each of the outer two strands and one larger gold mix druk to the center strand.Continue in this manner, knotting five units of cobra weave and adding the alternating red and turquoise "flowers" until your bracelet is approximately six inches long.Create an overhand knot at the working end of your bracelet. Braid the three working strands together until the braid is one inch long. Create a loop with the braid, and tie the loose ends to the bracelet, as shown in the video.Remove the bracelet from your work surface. Gather the three strands together and thread them through a round wood bead.Create an overhand knot at the end of the three strands, trapping the wooden bead. Trim excess hemp, and add a drop of glue to the knot if you would like added security.Variations:Love the look of this bracelet but prefer a more muted palette?Do so easily by changing out the colors of your druk beads and/or hemp cord. Try using these earthy components in place of the brighter elements.When substituting in items, pay attention to sizes and styles to make sure all your pieces will fit together. + + WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
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- XCR-3542 - Beadsmith Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 0.55mm-Four Jewel Colors Variety-42 Feet Each
Project uses 8 feet. You will need 1 package.
- BCP-7624 - Czech Glass Druk 6mm Round 'Wheatberry Brown Mix' (50 Beads)
Project uses 11 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- BCP-7430 - Czech Glass Druk Round Beads 4mm Opaque Bright Red (100)
Project uses 36 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- BCP-7466 - Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round Green Turquoise Beads (100)
Project uses 30 pieces. You will need 1 package.
- BWD-0195 - Pukalet Wood Beads, Dyed Smooth Round 8mm, 50 Pieces, Bayong Brown Lacquer
Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.