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Zippy Double Love Pave Sparkle on Leather


About this design:

I made the Double Love Pave Sparkle on Leather several months ago and wear it all the time. In fact, everyone got one for Christmas and they wear them all the time, too! So, I decided that for summer, I was going to give this design a zippy twist.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 feet of of 2mm leather cord (to be used as core strand)
  • 10 feet of 1.5mm leather cord (to be doubled over and used as working strand)
  • 12 8mm pave beads w/2mm hole
  • 1 larger lampwork rondelle or button (to be used for closure)
  • adhesive
  • cutters

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Take your core strand and create an overhand loop knot for the closure.
Begin your square knot 4" from end of leather cord, knotting over the tail from the closure loop and the core strand. Continue knotting until approximately 2" worth of knots are complete.
Step 2:
String a pave bead into every knot (#4 shape). This will create the 2 rows.
Step 3:
Make sure to slide your pave up while pulling the knot on a diagonal, giving the leather between the pave bead rows the appearance of zigzagging.
Step 4:
Once all of your pave beads are knotted in, complete a matching 2" of square knots so that both ends on either side of the pave beads are the same length. Take the 2 working strands and the core strand and tie an overhand knot to finish off the macrame.
Step 5:
Make sure to put adhesive into your knots at the beginning and end of the bracelet!
Step 6:
String a bead or button onto the end of the core strand, adding a couple overhand knots before and after. Take the remaining strands and add the pave bead embellishment to each one, securing with an overhand knot.

If you want to make it adjustable, double the size of your initial loop and add an additional knot in the middle, giving you 2 loop options.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    I really like this design! It looks great with the paves and leather, but it could be adapted to any large-hole bead and, possibly, silk or satin cord. Pretty and fun!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love it…very cute and colorful. Like Laud I’m trying to.figure out what I have I can adapt this style of bracelet to.

  3. chicky zee
    chicky zee says:

    Love it!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ali, this is very cool!! I bought leather and pave after your last design and it’s still sitting on my table. Maybe this will be the kick I need to get at it! Fabulous!!!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous :D

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Bling! Love the materials you chose to work with. Bet it really sparkles in the sun. :)

  7. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Love the juxtaposition of the sparkly pave beads and the earthy leather!

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    K Wilcher says:

    Love it. Very chic. Think I might give it a try. Thanks for the directions.

  9. Angelica A G
    Angelica A G says:

    Great design! Lot of bling and very pretty.

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