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  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Two Hole Beads”:
    “Thanks Robin - Yes the vacuum is my friend also. My cat likes to sleep near…” read »

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    K Ralston on “Turtle”:
    “I love the turtle. The baby will love it too.…” read »

  • franny
    franny on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “The bracelet strap & detail is beadwoven with Toho Crystal Rose-Gold Lined 8/0 Seed Bead &…” read »

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    Melissa N on “Turtle”:
    “The turtle is about 12 inches from head to tail. Thank you so much for the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Dragonfly Druzy”:
    “This is beautiful! I love that dragonfly on with the druzy beads.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Shamrock”:
    “This is a really cute photo holder she could use to hold those March babies' pictures…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “What do you see?”:
    “This is a fun design. When I first saw it I thought it was a…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fish bowl”:
    “Another beautiful piece of wirework! The fishbowl is so gorgeous.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle”:
    “Wonderful turtle!…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “Show prep”:
    “Oh my gosh- isn’t that the truth LRC! I did get the ends folded back with…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “Two Hole Beads”:
    “BLE- your necklace is awesome! The color combo is beautiful! I occasionally have words with my…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “New Earrings”:
    “They’re all great! I especially like the first pair. Your pieces are always eye catching and…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “All About the Pink”:
    “I love your necklace. The mix of shades is perfect. Very pretty!!…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “So glad you posted your work! It’s beautiful- love the color too! Is the pattern hard…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “Turtle”:
    “When I first saw this and the fish, I thought what a great piece for in…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Shamrock”:
    “Lovely Melissa - Making it to be able to hold photos - great idea.…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Fish bowl”:
    “I know what you mean about impressing teenagers. It's a very fun design. Love the way…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Turtle”:
    “Melissa - This is just too cute. How big is it? Love all the little swirls.…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “What do you see?”:
    “So funny Melissa - When I saw this on the design gallery I first saw a…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “New Earrings”:
    “Thank you all for your gracious comments!!…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Show prep”:
    “Outstanding sign, Izzy. Way to go! Sell everything, go buy more stuff to make…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “New Earrings”:
    “Beautiful! I love them all!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “All About the Pink”:
    “Pink and black are perfect together! Very feminine and sweet.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “A lovely design!…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Grandma's Garden”:
    “ST - I was browsing through the necklaces this morning and yours caught my eye once…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Show prep”:
    “Love Izzy's sign.…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Show prep”:
    “Ah,ah,ah, ah.... So funny Robin. Sounds like you're going to have a great time. ... just…” read »

  • Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick on “Show prep”:
    “Here’s her sign …” read »

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    Robin nursechick on “Show prep”:
    “I know the Andrews sisters? My moms era, she loved to sing boogie bugle boy. …” read »

  • franny
    franny on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “Based on design by Csilla Czirmaz...Czech glass 2-hole beads:Cabochon(black), Gemduo(Silver&Citrus/Peach)plus Toho 8/0 demiround & seed beads…” read »

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    Lynna on “Nesting Bracelet”:
    “Is this strung on elastic?…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Show prep”:
    “The Andrews sisters Robin? Wow! Gotta catch your act! What time and where?…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “Ooooops... that should have been sizes not diameters. Oh, well ...…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “Don't worry fanny. All of us experience technical difficulties from time to time. We…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “Very interesting design franny. What is it made of? Design is very pretty and like kye…” read »

  • Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes on “Two Hole Beads”:
    “Thank you so much kye. Sometimes things work out when you least expect it. Those 2…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “Your bracelet is beautiful! And intriguing. I have no idea what Csilla means. The name is…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “All About the Pink”:
    “I've only made one pink necklace. This makes me think I should work with pink more…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Sleek Csilla”:
    “This is so pretty! Your work is beautiful.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Show prep”:
    “Ok Robin, I’m coming to see your teacup act!! You’re in Texas, right? Practically next door…” read »

Island Time Bracelet


About this design:

This beach-inspired bracelet (or anklet) can be made with any color cord, and features pearls & cowrie shell drops.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

See below for materials used.


Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with 16" (or your desired length) of cord. Tie a double overhand knot so that there's 2-3" of cord left above the knot. Using a beading needle, string on a pearl and tie a double knot as close to the bead as possible. Continue until you've reached your desired length.
Step 2:
Using a jump ring, attach a cowrie shell charm between the knot and the bead. Space out every two beads.
  Step 3:
Finish the bracelet with a sliding square knot closure.

Buy Products from this Design

11" strand $1.27
Qty:

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