Making a Personalized Braided Leather Bracelet with Cubic Beads and Snake Knots
Summary: Here is a simple guide that will show you how to make a personalized braided bracelet with cubic acrylic beads, wood beads and brown leather cords.
In the braided and beaded leather bracelet tutorial, I principally utilize two common knots, and they are snake knot and double connection knot, which are not hard to learn, though it may take a few tires to get them right.
Necessities for this beaded and braided leather bracelet:
Instructions on making the beaded and braided leather bracelet:
Step 1: Braid and bead
1st, cut two pieces of leather cord, and both measure about 60cm;
2nd, leave 10cm tails and make a double connection knot with the two strands;
3rd, string a skyblue cubic bead onto both strands;
4th, then braid two snake knots and tighten the strands;
5th, continue beading and knotting;
6th, the last knot is double connection knot.
Step 2: Finish two braided bracelets
1st, string 3 wood beads onto strands from each end;
2nd, the first bracelet is done;
3rd, repeat above step and make a second bracelet with yellow cubic beads.
Step 3: Make adjustable clasp
1st, pile the second bracelet onto first;
2nd, overlap the tails of both bracelets;
3rd, cut a 18cm length of leather cord and braid square knots around the tails;
4th, add abacus beads onto tails, leave appropriate lengths and do overhand knots;
5th, cut off excess leather cords.
The beaded and braided leather bracelet looks like:
Tada! I have finished this cool braided leather bracelet. After some tries, I find snake knots and double connection knots become much simpler to do. I hope you can learn some useful knotting skills from this braided leather bracelet tutorial.