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Everyday Wrapped Bracelet Tutorial

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Everyday Wrapped Bracelet

This easy-to-wear bracelet is addictive to make. The quick lashing technique creates a flexible and sturdy strand from the leather and ball chain. The individual balls peep out between the colored linen, echoing the dots on the Elaine Ray bead. Make a grouping of these bracelets and stack them on your wrist.

Finished length 7 inches Note: this bracelet is designed to fit the wrist snugly. To adjust the fit make the final knot further along the length of leather cording.

Ingredients

- 20 inches leather cord, 1.5 mm
- 6 inches ball chain, #3
- 28 inches Irish waxed linen cord
- 1 12mm Elaine Ray Round Bead

Tools:

- Scissors

1. Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop as shown. Check the loop for fit around your bead. Lash the waxed linen around the leather cording at the base of the loop by wrapping it tightly. Tuck the short end of the waxed linen under your lashing to secure the linen.

2. Place the strand of ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the ball chain even with the last lash. Continue lashing the linen around the leather and the ball chain until you reach the end of the ball chain.

3. When you have reached the end of the ball chain lash the linen cording around both leather strands 2-3 more times. Separate the leather strands and feed one strand through the center of the Pop Dot bead. Wrap the linen cording around the other strand of leather. Bring both strands of leather together and tie a knot in the two strands as shown. Check bracelet fit and adjust accordingly. Pull knot tightly and trim excess leather and linen.

Variations: Try your own color combinations or substitute 6 inches of Swarovski crystal chain for the ball chain. The variations are endless!

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