Retired - Tree Hugger Bracelet

PROJECT B8023
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This bracelet is reminiscent of relaxing days at summer camp, crafting while immersed in nature. Traditional chevron friendship bracelet weaving is finished off using ribbon crimps, featuring a rustic TierraCast connector focal.
Instructions
This bracelet measures 7.25 inches total. To modify the size, adjust the length of S-lon cord and the number of bands woven on each side respectively. If you are not using a tying station, you will also need some tape to attach one end of your bracelet to a tabletop while you work.
  1. If you are new to chevron friendship bracelet weaving, please watch our video: How to Weave a Chevron Friendship Bracelet with a Button Clasp. Using what you have learned in the video, begin by cutting 6 feet of each of your 4 S-Lon cords.
  2. Fold your cords in half and tie an overhand knot, creating a 1 inch loop at the top. Attach your loop to the tabletop using tape, or load it onto your tying station. Follow along with the video to create a 2.75 inch length of chevron weaving, alternating your bands of color as follows: Blue, Chartreuse, Magenta, Natural Beige.
  3. Next, please watch our video: How to Finish Friendship Bracelet Weaving With Ribbon Crimps. Using what you have learned in the video, attach ribbon crimps to either side of you weave.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 to create a second section of chevron weaving for the opposite side of your bracelet.
  5. Attach your tree connector focal in the center of your bracelet as follows: use pliers to open a 5mm jump ring, and string on the loop of one ribbon crimp. Also string on one side of your tree connector. Refer to the photo to achieve the proper orientation of the weave with points facing inward, and make sure the centerpiece is facing forward. Close the jump ring
  6. Repeat the above step to attach the other section of chevron weave to the opposite side of your tree connector.
  7. To attach your clasp, open another jump ring and string on the loop of your clasp. Also string on the loop of the ribbon crimp on one end of your bracelet. Close the jump ring.
  8. Finally, open another jump ring and string on the loop of your ribbon crimp on the other end of your bracelet. Close the jump ring. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-1282 - TierraCast Pewter, Oval Connector Link with Tree, 20x15mm, Brass Oxide
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1425 - Antiqued Brass Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 IN.
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1147 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 15x9mm, 4 Pieces, Brass Oxide Finish
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4614 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Chartreuse (77 Yard Spool)
    Project uses 12 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4241 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Magenta / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 12 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4238 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Capri Blue / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 12 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4324 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Natural Beige / 77 Yards
    Project uses 12 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-4012 - Beadalon Tying Station Tool, for Shamballa and Wrapped Bracelets, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Summer, Spring, Boho
Ingredients FCO-1282, FCR-1425, FJR-5471, FCL-1147, XCR-4614, XCR-4241, XCR-4238, XCR-4324, XTL-1001,

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.
Cord Ends, Ribbon Pinch Crimps 3/8In., 20 Pieces, Antiqued Brass
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$7.19 / Package | SKU: FCR-1425
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 15x9mm, 4 Pieces, Brass Oxide Finish
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: FCL-1147
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size #18 Twisted Nylon - Chartreuse (77 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: XCR-4614
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Magenta / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-4241
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Capri Blue / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.55 / Package | SKU: XCR-4238
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size #18 Twisted Nylon - Natural Beige / 77 Yards
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.40 / Package | SKU: XCR-4324
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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