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Easy Tutorial on Making a Multi-strand String and Bead Bracelet

Summary: Here is a tutorial on how to make a multi-strand bracelet with vivid neon beads and vintage turquoise beads. Wonder what the final string bracelet pattern is? Just keep reading and have a try later!

Easy Tutorial on Making a Multi-strand String and Bead Bracelet

When making a traditional knotted string bracelet that features some distinctive characters, the role of beads and charms can't be ignored. In this project, I will show you how to make a simple layered string bracelet with neon rubber style glass beads and elegant turquoise (or turquoise color) bead. Easy but attractive!

Supplies needed for making the multi-strand bracelet:

8mm Rubber Style Glass Beads
6mm Rubber Style Glass Beads
6mm Turquoise Gemstone Bead
1mm Cowhide Leather Cord
Scissors

Supplies needed for making the multi-strand bracelet

How to make the string bracelet?

Step 1: Prepare the string and make first bracelet part

1st, cut four 60cm pieces of cowhide leather cord;
2nd, align one end of four cords and tie an overhand knot at 7cm from the starting;
3rd, braid a 4-strand braid measures about 5~8cm long. Finally, secure with another overhand knot.

Prepare the string and make first bracelet part

Step 2: Decide the string bracelet pattern and make first bead strand

1st, pick out one cord and string one 8mm neon glass bead;
2nd, hold the bead and then take the cord to wrap one time around the neck;
3rd, thread the cord through the loop downwards;
4th, stop the bead where you want it be and then tighten the cords;
5th, keep adding the 8mm neon glass beads and secure in the same way for a proper length.

Decide the string bracelet pattern and make first bead strand

Step 3: Make the rest bead and knot strands

Replace the 8mm neon glass beads with 6mm turquoise beads for the rest 3 branches.

Make the rest bead and knot strands

Step 4: Complete the knotted bracelet

1st, knot the four beaded strings with another overhand knot;
2nd, make the same 4-string braid as starting;
3rd, overlap the two braids and make 5~7 square knots as closure by using an extra leather cord;
4th, adorn the tails with 6mm beads;

Complete the knotted bracelet

5th, keep 1cm and trim off the excess cord ends!

trim off the excess cord ends

Done!

finished multi-strand string and bead bracelet

The final adjustable square knots allow the bracelet get larger so that it’s easier to put on and take off. However, if you’d like a more common closure, try the combination of loop and bead in my previous string and bead bracelet projects! Hope you’ll like it!

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