Unisex Anchor Bracelet

PROJECT B1075
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Intermediate
Give your outfit a nautical look with this braided bracelet featuring a two color knot and an anchor clasp.
Instructions
Decide how long you'd like your finished bracelet to be, usually about 1/2 to 1" larger than your wrist measurement. These instructions are for an 8" bracelet, so adjust your measurements accordingly.
  1. Before you begin, watch the video: How to Make a Round Braid Knotted Anchor Bracelet. This video will show you how to make the whole project, which I will also walk you through here.
  2. For an 8" bracelet, cut four 14" lengths of black ultra suede cord. Tie these together in an overhand knot right at the top. Braid the cords into a round braid as demonstrated in this video, making sure your finished braid is just a bit over 8". Wrap the ends in transparent tape, with just about 4mm of the tape on the part of the braid you'll use, and the rest of the width on the extra part of the braid. Use a pair of flush cutters to cut through the braid at the measured point in the tape.
  3. Repeat the last step to create a second braided piece using dark brown ultra suede cord.
  4. Use a pair of chain nose pliers to gently bend the opening of an antique brass large capsule bead cap slightly so that the opening is more oval shaped instead of round. Repeat with the second bead cap.
  5. Cut a 6" piece of brown 1mm waxed cotton cord. Put both ends (one at a time) down through the top of a bead cap. Place a scrap of cord in the loop at the top (to stop it from pulling through) and pull the ends down until the scrap string stops the cord. Tie an overhand knot in the ends about 1/2" from the end of the loop. Pull the loop up so that the knot sits just inside the bead cap's hole.
  6. Holding the two ends of the black braid together side by side, place some E6000 glue on the tips. Hold the waxed cotton cord to one side of the bead cap and slide the glued braid ends in, pushing them all the way to the end. Allow to dry thoroughly before moving on.
  7. Cut another 6" piece of waxed cotton. Fold it in half and tie a lark's head knot around the loop on a 27mm brass oxide pewter anchor pendant. Put the ends of the cord down through the top of the 2nd bead cap. Tie a knot and use pliers to push the knot down into the bead cap as far as you can.
  8. Fold the brown braid in half and bring the ends around and up through the loop of the black braid, as shown in the first video.
  9. Holding the two ends of the brown braid together side by side, place some E6000 glue on the tips. Hold the waxed cotton cord to one side of the bead cap and slide the glued braid ends in, pushing them all the way to the end. Allow to dry thoroughly before moving on.
  10. Use a pair of flush cutters to trim the waxed cotton cord ends close to the edge of the bead caps.
  11. Bring the cord loop around the prongs of the anchor to close your bracelet.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-43100 - Beadsmith Black Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-43105 - Beadsmith Dark Brown Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4313 - Waxed Cotton Cord 1mm Round - Light Brown (5 Meters/16.5 Feet)
    Project uses 1 foot. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6000 - Antiqued Brass Large Capsule Bead Caps 8x8mm (10)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7737 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Anchor Pendant 27mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Nautical, Men's
Ingredients XCR-43100, XCR-43105, XCR-4313, BMB-6000, PND-7737, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Beadsmith Black Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-43100
Beadsmith Dark Brown Faux Leather Suede Beading Cord 9Ft (3 Yd) Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-43105
Waxed Cotton Cord 1mm Round  - Light Brown (5 Meters/16.5 Feet)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Meters.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-4313
Antiqued Brass Large Capsule Bead Caps 8x8mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.69 / Package | SKU: BMB-6000
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Anchor Pendant 27mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.19 / Package | SKU: PND-7737
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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