This bracelet mixes leather, linen and beads into a sweet summery design. Make a longer, necklace-length project by increasing the length of your cording and the number of beads you use.
Designer Tracey Johnson
Instructions Cynthia Deis
- 1 yard waxed linen cording
- 1 yard leather cording, .5 mm
- 1 spring ring clasp, 9 mm
- 1 jump ring, 7 mm
- 1 jump ring, 9 mm
- 11 assorted czech glass beads, 6-10 mm
- 18-20 Toho seed beads, 6-0 size
1. Thread the linen and leather through the ring on the clasp and center the clasp along the lengths of cording so that the cord ends are even.
2. Tie a knot in all strands of the cording as shown.
3. Feed a seed bead onto one strand of cording. Feed a Czech glass bead onto one strand of cording. Feed seed bead onto another strand of cording. Leave one strand without a bead. Knot all strands together as in step #2. Repeat this knotting and beading pattern until the bracelet is the appropriate length. Finish the ends by knotting beads onto each bit of the fringe and trimming to the desired length.
4. Use the 7 mm jump ring to attach the 9 mm jump ring to the cording above the last knot.
The makes a great long, loop-around necklace! For a long necklace use:
3 yards waxed linen cording
3 yard leather cording, .5 mm
1 spring ring clasp, 9 mm
1 jump ring, 7 mm
1 jump ring, 9 mm
35 assorted czech glass beads, 6-10 mm
31-35 Toho seed beads, 6-0 size