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How to Make a Leather Cord Bracelet

Updated April 17, 2017

When you put on jewellery that has tiny clasps, such as many bracelets and necklaces, you can get frustrated. Sometimes you have a hard time getting a good grip on these clasps. This can be especially difficult if you have to put it on without someone else's help. You can make your own adjustable, leather, cord bracelet to avoid this problem. The bracelet will fit anyone, making it a great gift idea.

Lay your leather cord out in a straight line in front of you.

Thread your beads onto the cord. Keep it laid out in front of you. Don't thread more than approximately 6 inches of beads.

Bring the left end of the leather cord over to the right side, about 6 inches from the right end of the cord. Tie a knot around the right side by looping the left end around the right side, pushing the left end through this loop and tightening the loop down. The knot should be snug around the right side of the cord, but don't make it so tight that you can't slide the leather cord through it. Tie another knot to hold the first knot in place.

Bring the right end of the leather cord over to the left side and repeat the same knotting process as you did in the previous step. Make sure again that you don't tighten the knot too much. You want the left side of the cord to be able to slide through the knot.

Trim the ends of the leather cord from each knot.

Things You'll Need

  • Leather cord, 16 inches
  • Beads that fit on cord
  • Scissors
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About the Author

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on various websites. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.