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Boardwalk at Twilight Bracelet

About this design:

I typically string and knot the Gaea bundles on leather. But, with these I wanted to try out the silk string to give the bracelet a softer feel.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Gaea bundle
  • a couple extra beads if needed to make length adequate
  • Rustic Charms slide or a TierraCast Euro Bead
  • button
  • silk string to match

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Knot the button on the the silk string first using an overhand knot, then dab with adhesive. Begin stringing on each bead, knotting in-between. I have found that it takes 2 overhand knots on top of each other to keep the beads from sliding around.
Step 2:
With the sterlings silver slide, since the hole is even larger than that of the ceramic beads, I tied knots at both ends of the beads. I then strung the silk string back around and through the bead 2 times on opposing sides.
Step 3:
Finish off the bracelet with a loop formed using an overhand knot. Make sure the button fits through without falling out of the loop, then dab the knot with a bit more adhesive to secure.

Buy Products from this Design

Merlot Silk String 2mm
42" length: $2.20

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    COOL!! Ali!
    Is that a fossil I see, which you’ve worked into the piece?! I like it!

  2. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Ali, this is beyond cool! Your instructions are crystal clear, too! :D

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    Lee D says:

    Beautiful beads and excellent design!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ali, you are a goddess! Like Martha said: This is beyond cool!! Love your style and design sense!!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it!!!

  6. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really beautiful and I love the colors. Thank you for the detailed instructions.

  7. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is just beautiful Ali … makes me want to pull out my silk cord tonight and make a bracelet using it. Thanks for the inspiration! SLS

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    lgwalsh59 says:

    Thank you! I made one and I love it! I enjoy your designs very much!

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