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Free Tutorial - Urban Wrap Around Bracelet

Posted by The Bead Place on May 28, 2011 at 3:50 AM

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So, how are we going to turn this:

Into this?:

Let us show you!


The Urban Wrap Around Bracelet


First here are the numbers:

Single Wrap Formula = wrist measurement x 2 = (14in) + 7 = (21in)

Double Wrap Formula = wrist measurement x 2 = (14in) x 2 + 7 = (35in)

Triple Wrap Formula = wrist measurement x 2 = (14in) x 3 + 7 = (49in)

...of leather cord :)

Cut a length of Nymo 12-15ft. long and wax it.  Fold leather in half.  Tie in overhand knot.  Make sure your button will fit through the loop.  At the same time, fold Nymo in half and catch in overhand knot.

Tape your overhand knot down to the table so that you have tension to work from.

With your thread doubled, add your needle and weave a figure 8 around the cords.  (Over right side, under left, then over left, under right)  Do this several times to accomodate the size of your beads.

Go under the left side, add a bead, go over the leather, then under the right side and back through the same bead. 

You may find that taping both ends is helpful for extra tension.  You might also need to adjust the bracelet under the tape as your bracelet gets longer.

If you are consistent with your weave, you will notice that one side has angled loops that travel to the next bead, while the other side has straight loops that hold the bead in place.


You will know you have the right size when the end of the loop and the last bead just barely touch when it is wrapped around your wrist.

Repeat the figure 8 with just the thread several times to scale down to the end.

Tie on your button however you'd like. 

Make sure that your thread is included in the knot in order to secure it. 

If you can't include the thread in your leather knot, you can always tuck it into the knot with your needle after you've tied it.

Make sure that your knot is secure.  When in doubt, tie two!  Glue both ends and trim tails when dry.

Enjoy!


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2 Comments

Reply Autumn
12:17 AM on June 29, 2011 
As always wonderful instructions for a great project. Can't wait to make my first one. The Bead Place and it's staff are simply the BEST!!!!
Reply Carol
11:40 AM on May 29, 2011 
Thanks for the instructions. I live about 150 miles from you and don't get to the store very often. I'll be able to make this one with your great instructions. Thanks again.