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Braided Charm Wrap Bracelet

About this design:

I've always loved making friendship bracelets, so this design is inspired by that-only simpler to make! Instead of knotting the cord, I decided to braid it and added these tiny heart & star focal beads.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Gold & Silver Heart Focal Beads
  • Gold & Silver Star Focal Beads
  • Bead Cord
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Jump Rings
  • Super Glue

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Begin with three colors of .5mm bead cord, each about 50" long. Tie a double knot around a jump ring & secure with a drop of super glue. Tape the end down on a table and begin braiding the cord. About every inch, slide a focal bead onto a piece of the cord & continue braiding until you've reached your desired length.
Step 2:
I made mine to be 32" long so it wraps around my wrist 5 times. Once you've reached the end, tie a double knot through the loop of a lobster clasp & secure with a drop of glue.

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Measurements: 92 yard bobbin


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92 yards

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Measurements: 92 yard bobbin

92 yards

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Measurements: 92 yard bobbin

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Creative! It leaves plenty of personal creativity with choice of color and cord to use and choice of charms. My mind is spinning at warp speed.

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Such a fun bracelet. The tiny charms look great. Some are silver and the others gold.

  3. POF Chick Nina
    POF Chick Nina says:

    Just what I need! Going to make some bracelets and necklaces for the
    grandchildren. They are young and will be thrilled to have jewelry of their own.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    This is very cute with the stars & hearts. I like the mixed metals–amazing how it can lift the design to a different level of interest.

  5. Maggy Shannon
    Maggy Shannon says:

    What a lovely bracelet! And how clever of you to choose such lovely colors! I would not have thought to use the brown as by itself it is unlovely, but with the other colors it makes something very special.

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