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Weathered Fishtail Braided Bracelet

About this design:

I am really into bracelets right now, especially with summer coming. For this bracelet I really wanted to make something interesting enough to stand on its own with a pair of jeans, but neutral enough to be easily grouped with other bracelets for days when I just need more ;-)

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 30" leather lace
  • 4' 5mm leather bolo cord
  • adhesive

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
For creating an overhand knot with a loop out of leather lace, I like to place one side on the other with both topsides facing up.
Step 2:
Begin the fishtail braid using the bolo. It is important to keep the lacing flat as you braid.
Step 3:
When you are at your finished length, knot the lacing around the bolo and dabbing inside of the knot with adhesive. Take the bolo and knot decoratively, then fraying the bolo apart. Take the lace and create another overhand knot to be used as the closure to pop through the loop.

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is just too cool, Ali!! Thanks for sharing!

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    JC Hamm says:

    I really like all trhe new styles in bracelets this summer.I’ve become ah… just abit addicted to making them!!!This a new one I NEED to try. This is very cool!

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Ali, your asthetic is always so organic and lovely. Something I aspire to.

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    What a great design, Ali. I’ve been looking at the bolo cord for some time but was never sure just how I’d use it. I do believe I need to get some and give your design a try. Thanks for posting it!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  6. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone! I’m glad you enjoyed this one. This has been a great bracelet so far :)

  7. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    I love this! I am going to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

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