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Pictured Tutorial on Making a Chinese Crown Knot Bracelet with Waxed Cord and Seed Beads

Summary: Here is a pretty way to braid a Chinese crown knot bracelet step by step. Besides, a new method to make a bracelet out of string and beads within a few time! Only 30 minutes needed!

Pictured Tutorial on Making a Chinese Crown Knot Bracelet with Waxed Cord and Seed Beads

By strategically uniting the waxed cord and 4mm round seed beads, this bracelet demonstrates an innovative use of the Chinese crown knot. So, in the following, let’s us just explore the wonderful method of making a Chinese crown knot bracelet.

Supplies needed for making the knotted bracelet:

1mm Waxed Cord
4mm Round Seed Beads
6mm Round Acrylic Bead
Lighter
Scissors

Supplies needed for making the knotted bracelet

How to start the Chinese knot bracelet?

Step 1: Add the 6mm white acrylic bead

1st, cut two lengths of 1mm waxed cord to approximately 140cm;
2nd, fold to find the center of each cord, then mark with pen or something else;
3rd, cross the two cords at the half mark;
4th, slide the 6mm white acrylic bead to the center of horizontal cord;
5th, replace the positions of 4 cord ends to create the first Chinese crown knot (click here and it will be redirecting to the detail page of how to tie a Chinese crown knot);
6th, tighten the knot.

Add the acrylic bead and tie the first Chinese crown knot

Step 2: Make a 4cm part consists of knots only

Take the 4 cord ends and keep tying the Chinese Crown knots.

Make a 4cm part consists of knots

Step 3: Add the 4mm round seed beads

1st, string one 4mm seed bead on each cord end;
2nd, tie a Chinese crown knot. Pull as snugly as you can;
3rd, string another 4mm seed bead on each cord end. Push the seed bead closely to prevent the previous knot from undoing;
4th, tie a Chinese crown knot and tighten as snugly as you can;
5th, repeat the two processes until get a 6~7cm long part.

Add the 4mm round seed beads among the knots

Step 4: Make a 4cm part consists of knots only

Make the Chinese Crown knots as same as did in step 2.

Make another 4cm part consists of knots only

Step 5: Make a loop as closure

1st, in the last Chinese crown knot, tighten 3 cord ends only;
2nd, grasp the loop and 3 cord ends except the untighten one;
3rd, wrap the untighten cord around the others. Secure by tying an overhand knot;
4th, remove the excess cord tails and then seal by using lighter;

Make a loop as closure
5th, insert the starting 6mm acrylic bead into the finishing loop and those are all about making knotted bracelets.

finished Chinese knot bracelet

Try a new color collocation and you’ll get another unexpected bracelet!

try with another color collocation

Making such knotted bracelets has become trend from time to time. And as a tailored tutorial for crafter who love working with strings and beads, this is a beautiful knot to use while making Chinese knot bracelets or friendship bracelets!

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