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Honu Bracelet Set

About this design:

I have always been enamoured by sea turtles. Sea turtles have been around for 100 million years! So of course I wanted to use the Recycled Glass Sea Turtle beads in a design. These beads are just the right size for a bracelet. You could make this design into a necklace too.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

You will need: *1 Recycled Glass Sea Turtle Bead *Waxed Cord *Czech Glass 5x7mm Rondelles *Czech Glass 4x6mm Teardrops *2 Antique Silver Shell Beads *A Half Strand of Magnesite

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

  Step 1:
Wrap your waxed cord around your wrist twice and cut. I always want extra cord when working on a project just in case;) Do this for both bracelets.
  Step 2:
String the beads on in the order as shown. Then do an overhand knot at the end of your beads so they stay in place.
Step 3:
To finish off the bracelets I did a sliding square knot using an extra piece of my waxed cord. I embellished the ends with extra beads. I did this on both bracelets.
  Step 4:
Note: For the bracelet without the turtle, I strung the beads onto one cord and then took another piece of cord knotted it with the cord the beads are on, then I was able to wrap the cord around the beads in a spiral pattern. I knotted it on the other end.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These are perfect beach wear! Down here in TX we go to the beach year round.

  2. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love your bracelets Andrea. I’ve never made a sliding square knot but I’m intrigued. The glass turtle is so cute. Perfect for a day at the beach.

  3. Andrea at Lima
    Andrea at Lima says:

    I’m so jealous Pam! Thanks for checking out my design!

  4. kye
    kye says:

    Fun bracelets. That little turtle is so cute.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Love the sea turtle! The Czech ‘Wave Break’ rondelles were a perfect choice!

  6. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Andrea, your design is darling and I love it. It recalls memories of our vacations on Maui when my husband snorkled with Honu. Wish we could go back!

  7. Candy B
    Candy B says:

    So beautiful. I am going to do this as soon as I get the turtles!

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