Fold a piece of fine wire in half and
pass it through the bead.
Pass the cord through the wire near
the fold. Pull the ends
of the wire, moving the cords all the
way through the hole. >>
Cut 2 cords, each
at least 45 inches long.
Apply glue to the ends to prevent
unraveling. Let the glue dry before you get
started with the Simplicity Bracelet.
1: Slide the button for the
clasp onto both
Match the ends so the button is in the center.
2: Tie a tight Overhand knot
cords on the right and left. This
holds the button in place.
3: Secure the button or
bead to your board, by placing a pin
through the shank. Spread out
the four cords.
Weave the cord furthest to the RIGHT
through the other cords over
- under - over, heading left.
To keep the cords for the Simplicity Bracelet horizontal,
place a pin just
below the one you used to do the weaving.
Bring it down for the next row, arranged
vertically. You can lean the pin back over
the cord to hold it in place.
Do this each time you start a new row.
4: For the next row of weaving,
use the cord furthest to the RIGHT
again. The weaving is the same (over
- under - over).
This cord will pass under
the one used in step 3.
5: To add beads, select the 2
cords in the center
of the group,
notthe cords furthest to the left and
Slide them through a bead, using a wire
step 4 - 5 several times, until
the bracelet is the size you want.
the cords, and then tie an
glue inside as you tighten
7: Tie an Overhand knot for the
clasp, as shown in the image above.
Make sure it's the same size as the button
Don't tighten this knot.
continued: Tie another Overhand
knot and tighten it firmly.
Be careful not to
change the size of the previous knot.
Apply glue to the knot, and cut off the extra
material when it's dry.
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