how to make bracelets out of cord?
Making a cord bracelet is a creative way to boost your collection of vibrant and colorful fashion accessories and how to make bracelets out of cord. Crafting your own bracelet also saves the time and money necessary for an outright purchase. Ask friends and family their favorite colors to choose corresponding cords in the event you are making bracelets as gifts. Whatever your reason for designing your own bracelet, practice a standard three-cord braid to ensure your jewelry comes together in a quick and stylish fashion.
- Measure the size of your wrist. Add four inches to the initial measurement to keep cords tight enough to stay on your wrist but loose enough to prevent constriction.
- Measure three cords to the length of the total measurement and cut the cords to that length.
- Place the cords side by side on a flat surface. Position the cords so they are in a vertical line to you. Tape the cord edges farthest away from you to the table with masking tape.
- Measure and cut two 2-inch pieces of metal wire. Place one piece aside for use in later steps. Wrap the wire tightly around the far ends of the cord once, allowing 1-inch of free hanging cord at the end. Remove the tape.
- Slide one end of a lobster clasp over the middle cord. Bend the middle cord in over the wire to form a loop and secure the clasp into place. Finish tightly wrapping the wire around the cords. You now have one end of a lobster clasp attached to the middle loop and two loose cord ends.
- Re-tape the far ends of the cords down to the table. Hold the three cord ends nearest to you up at a 45 degree angle.
- Braid the cords. Drape the left cord over the middle cord. Pull the middle cord to the left. Drape the right cord over the now-middle cord. Drape the left cord over the new middle cord. Repeat, alternating the right and left cord over the middle cord until the braid is complete and 1-inch of free hanging cord strands remain.