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Tying the Snake Knot

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Learn to use the snake knot for knotting bracelets and necklaces. A snake knot is a round, well-balanced knot that sits between beads nicely. If you're tying regular overhand knots between beads, we think you'll love the snake knot. It's a little tougher to master, but it produces beautiful results.

Gather your supplies...

To make a bracelet, you'll need:


Step 1:

Loop one strand over the other, as shown below. It is helpful to tape or secure your strands at the top of your work, so they stay in one place as you begin to knot.

Step 1

Step 2:

Loop the second strand as shown below. It helps to practice with two different colors of cord, so you can clearly see how the strands pass under and over each other.

Step 2

Step 3:

Pull the knot tight...

Step 3

Step 4:

Move on to the next bead!

Step 4

You can finish your bracelet in many ways. One of our favorites is using the Square Knot (shown below, with a decorative bead in the middle of the knot). Have fun, and get creative!


Designs using this Technique