How to Make Slip Knots for a Leather Cord Bracelet

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Leather cord is one material that is used for stringing beads when making jewellery. One advantage of using leather cord to make a bracelet is you can make the bracelet adjustable by using a special kind of knot known as a slip knot or slide knot. A slip knot keeps the beads on your bracelet while also allowing you to adjust the size of your bracelet by sliding the knot along the leather cord.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Leather cord
  • Scissors
  • Beads (optional)

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  1. 1

    Cut a length of leather cord that is 1 1/2 times as long as necessary to make the size bracelet you want.

  2. 2

    Add any beads you want on the bracelet before tying the slip knots. Once the knots are tied you won't be able to add anything onto the leather cord.

  3. 3

    Lay the bracelet out on your work surface in a straight line.

  4. 4

    Bring the right end of the leather cord to the left side of the cord. Tie the right end of the cord around the left half and tighten, keeping it just loose enough to allow the left side of the leather cord to slide through the knot. Tie another knot on top of the first.

  5. 5

    Bring the left end of the leather cord to the right portion of the cord. Loop the left end around the right portion and tie a knot. Tighten this knot the same as the first. Then, tie another knot on top of it.

  6. 6

    Trim the excess ends of the leather cord.

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