Retired - Plum Purple Braided Bracelet

PROJECT B1047
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Beginner
Pretty glazed purple beads from Clay River Designs make this simple braided bracelet something special.
Instructions
  1. Begin by cutting one 1' and one 4' length of 1mm natural hemp twine.
  2. Tie the long cord about 3-4" from one end of the shorter cord. Make sure the ends of your long cord are even.
  3. Braid your three strands into a traditional 3 strand braid, adding Clay River Designs plum purple short tube beads to the outside strand once every few strand passes. See more on how to do this in this video.
  4. After about 2.5", tie one macrame square knot (two alternating knots) which you can learn how to do in this video. Use the longer cords as the outside cords and tie them around the shorter cord.
  5. Place a Clay River Designs plum purple flat melon bead onto the center short cord.
  6. Tie one macrame square knot after the melon bead.
  7. Continue the traditional braiding for about another 2.5".
  8. Tie all three strands into an overhand knot at the end of your braiding. Before you tighten the knot, put a dab of E6000 glue into the center to keep it secure. Pull the knot nice and tight and trim the longer ends close to the knot.
  9. Use one of the cut off ends, or a new piece of twine to create a sliding knot clasp as shown in this video.
  10. Place another tube bead onto each of your cord ends and then tie a knot about half an inch from the end.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BWC-2007 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 10x18mm Glazed Flat Melons, 2 Pieces, Plum Purple
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BWC-2023 - Clay River Designs Porcelain Beads, 5x6mm Glazed Short Tube Cylinder, 12 Pieces, Plum Purple
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3511 - Beadsmith Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm / 197 Feet (60 Meters)
    Project uses 5 feet. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients BWC-2007, BWC-2023, XCR-3511, 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.
Beadsmith Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm / 197 Feet (60 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-3511
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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