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!
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
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.
Step 2: Make a 4cm part consists of knots only
Take the 4 cord ends and keep tying the Chinese Crown 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.
Step 4: Make a 4cm part consists of knots only
Make the Chinese Crown knots as same as did in step 2.
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;
5th, insert the starting 6mm acrylic bead into the finishing loop and those are all about making knotted bracelets.
Try a new color collocation and you’ll get another unexpected bracelet!
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!