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Hidden Clasp Bracelet


About this design:

Where is the clasp? This clever bracelet has a magnetic clasp hidden in the floral bead caps! This is a super easy project for any skill level. I love the three rows of knotted glass beads as a contrast to the graphic and bold disk beads.

Components:

10 Disk Beads, 4 Hill Tribe Copper Flower Bead Caps (two of the same style for the clasp), 1 Hill Tribe Leaf Charm, 36-42 6mm glass beads, Magentic barrel clasp, 6' Irish waxed linen

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Cut linen cord into three 2" lengths. String all three lengths through the end of the magnetic clasp. Tie a double knot with all three cords to secure the clasp. String on the flower bead cap. Tie all three cords into a knot at the end of the bead cap.
Step 2:
On the first cord string 12-14 beads, knotting between each one. (You can use a knotting tool, but I just use my fingers and make sure each knot is secure.) Repeat on the other outside cord. On the middle cord tie two knots before stringing a bead. String 11-13 beads on this strand, knotting between each one. Tie two knots at the end.
Step 3:
Tie all three cords into a knot, repeat. Cut one cord and two bead caps unto the two cords. Tie a knot with both cords.
Step 4:
String on the disk beads beads, knitting with both cords together between each bead. Repeat with all 10 beads. Tie a knot after the last bead, string on the leaf charm, copper bead cap. On one cord string a glass bead.
Step 5:
String both cords through the end of the clasp and back through the flower bead cap. Finesse the bead and clasp into the bead cap by pulling on the ends of the cord, go slow and make sure the bead and clasp are tightly in the bead cap. Tie a knot at the bottom of the bead cap. Wrap the ends of the cord across each other and tie again, repeat and pull tightly. Trim the ends.


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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Always love your clear detailed tutorials, Heather! And this one is so very clever with the hidden clasp. I’ve never tried magnetic before, but it makes so much sense on a bracelet. They can be so tricky to get fastened sometimes.
    Thanks!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This bracelet is awesome. The hidden clasp is great because you get that uninterrupted look of stretchy but nicer.

  3. Laud
    Laud says:

    Beautiful design–and, of course, I love your beads!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love the hidden clasp and your tutorial is so good :D Love your beads actually I’m taking a brake from a necklace that has your pendant :D

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    The hidden clasp is sooo neat! But I have to ask….why is there a bead in one end of the flower bead cap with the clasp and not the other?

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design! Great tutorial, too! Fantastic clasp! :)

  7. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is a very nice bracelet, I cant wait to try the tut, Thanks :)

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    Amor S says:

    Beautiful bracelet. I wished i could do this beautiful piece.

  9. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    What a lovely color combination and clever clasp,

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    David P says:

    How do all the beads fit on 2 inch lengths?
    Where did you purchase the flower bud end caps?

  11. Miss Molly
    Miss Molly says:

    Awesome design Heather – I just love the hidden clasp – genius! :)

  12. Realbiker
    Realbiker says:

    Beautiful but wish you would sell the components used in the designs.

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