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Frog Pond Single Wrap Bracelet


About this design:

I chose to do this bracelet in one color so that it could easily be stacked with other bracelets. plus I LOVE the turquoise color of the Russian Amazonite. The Green Girl frog button looks like he is about to jump into the water, so cute!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • a little less than ½ strand of 6mm round beads
  • 2 4mm round beads
  • 30” 2mm leather cord
  • 8’ of thread
  • 1 button

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
This bracelet was made in about 45 minutes using the ladder stitch. Once you get the hang of this stitch, it is really easy to make the wrap bracelets.

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Natural Red Brown Round Leather Cord 2mm
per foot: $0.40
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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love this type of bracelet! I’ve never tried to make one, but with your instructions I just might! Thanks, Ali!

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    Anna706 says:

    Ali, you are a very talented young lady. I pale next to you, keep up your exquisite work.

  3. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Another beautiful bracelet! :D

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for including the instructions, Ali. I’ve been wanting to make a bracelet in this style for ages. Love all three examples! :)

  5. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks again everyone, I hope you gals try it out for yourselves. I had been wanting to make these types of bracelets for forever and finally sat down and figured it out. They are really easy once you get the hang of it. I have even seen this technique used for necklaces, though I have yet to try it. I am however in the middle of trying out a cuff bracelet using this same method … we’ll see, if it works out I will upload it to the Design Gallery.

  6. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Love the froggie button and this is a perfectly adorable application!

    On another subj, could you shed a little light on the 36g metal sheet? Is it sturdy enough to actually use for earrings, etc? Or to put through an embosser (Cuttlebug)? And you mention being able to color it w/pencils – how does that work? Thanks :}

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ali, this is another fab design — love the color! Thanks again for the instructions! :D

  8. Tonja s
    Tonja s says:

    love the color and have wanted to try this stitch
    for a while. Thanks for showing it for us. I admire
    your talent.

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you for the instructions , Ali, I will try one myself too :) ))

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    The frog is the perfect touch! (and I, too, have been wanting to give this style of bracelet a try… but have not, yet)

  11. R abbott
    R abbott says:

    Ali….I AM A FAN! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR CREATIVITY!

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    S Nodelman says:

    My daughter and I wanted to try this bracelet. Found instructions on you tube but yours are much clearer. We’ll try one tonight.

  13. The Bead Gypsy
    The Bead Gypsy says:

    Gorgeous, Ali! I have been searching for instructions for just this type of bracelet, thanks so much for sharing your design.

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    Darlene v says:

    I am going to try to make these. Did pick up the materals for this project yesterday.

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    S pelletier says:

    what kind of thread do you use?

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    C Beaird says:

    Your instructions are so clear! W
    hat type of thread did you use?

  17. Dangles Designs
    Dangles Designs says:

    Thank you so much, I love this video (and the music!).
    Dangles Designs

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    I Gang says:

    This looks like a fun project. What type of thread? Im eager to try this. Thanks.

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    D Lovorn says:

    Could you please tell me what kind of thread you use in this video.

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    P Cockrell says:

    what type of thread do you use?

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    Roanna E says:

    I also would like to know what kind of thread?

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    Leigh W says:

    Great stuff, would really like to practice this. The thread type would be helpful please.

  23. KimMJ
    KimMJ says:

    How adorable! I especially love the frog! Yhanks for sharing

  24. Tana R
    Tana R says:

    Looks like imitation sinew to me, doubled.

  25. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Check out the Tip & Techniques section & go to Learning the Ladder Stitch. It’s a great video but also in the discussion below, Ali discusses the thread question. Personally, I have used C-lon thread doubled or C-lon micro bead cord with a wide eye needle. Nymo & Toho One G are threads that could work. There are other options too. Good to use beeswax or thread conditioner. I just experimented with 28 gauge wire! More challenging but I like the result. Hope this helps

  26. Adrienne g
    Adrienne g says:

    DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO USE THE 28FT. TO 32FT. THAT IS NEEDED FOR A 5 WRAP? I TRIED MYSELF AND CAME UP WITH A BIG FAIL. ANYONE ??

  27. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Personally, I would use a shorter piece, tie it off when it gets short & start another. There’s no way I could handle that long of a thread/cord!

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