Make a gorgeous wrap bracelet using size 8 seed beads, 4-6mm beads and leather….
To make a wrap bracelet you will need the following;
4-6mm Round Beads, Size 8/0 Seed Beads and/or 4mm Firepolish Beads (we used mountain jade beads and 8/0 Miyuki beads in galvanised muscat to make our bracelet)
1 meter of 1mm Leather Cord in your choice of colour
S-Lon D thread in a matching or toning colour
Tools Required: MacrameBoard, Macrame Pin, Two Beading Needles size 10, Little Bird Scissors, GS HypoCement
- Add your button onto the length of leather cord and take it to the centre of the cord as shown:
- Now take a scrap piece of cord and make a loop with it. Take the loop around your button and use it to attach the button and leather to the centre groove of the macramé board:
- Now take a 2 meter length of S-Lon thread and add a size 10 beading needle onto each end.
- Take the S-Lon thread and knot the centre of the thread around the two pieces of leather just below the button so that you have an equal length of S-Lon on both needles:
- Now take your threads underneath the two lengths of leather and up through the middle:
- Take your right needle and thread on 1 bead. Take the left needle and take it back through the bead from the opposite direction. Pull tight:
- You will find that the needles have now swapped sides. Once again take the threads underneath the two lengths of leather and up through the middle:
- Now take the right needle and thread on one 6mm gemstone. Take the left needle back through the bead from the opposite direction. Pull tight
- Now continue adding beads in the same way in sets:
- Repeat until your wrap is around 1 inch shorter than you want it to be (to go around the average wrist it should be between 14 and 16 inches long).
- When you get to the end of the bracelet simply knot the S-Lon thread around the two strands of leather in a double knot and add a dab of GS Hypo Cement to secure.
- Now take the bracelet off the macramé board and remove the needles from the S-Lon.
- Now knot the leather together right up close to the last bead – you can either trim the S- Lon thread before you do this or bury the ends of the S-Lon thread in this knot before trimming the S-Lon.
- Finally tie two loops in the leather to fasten the button into – adding two loops makes the bracelet adjustable which is great if you are giving it as a present and don’t know an exact wrist size