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Knotted Bead Bracelet Tutorial – DIY Bracelet Cord Knotting Technique

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Hey everyone! I’m Jessica from JewelryTutorialHQ.com
and Bespangled Beads on Etsy.

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Today I’m going to show you how to make a
knotted cord bracelet using waxed linen cord.

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This bracelet is going to have a sliding knot
so that your bracelet will be an adjustable

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size and fit almost any size wrist.

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You’ll find a complete list of supplies and
tools needed for this project

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below the video.

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We’re going to start with 24 inches of waxed
linen cord (.8mm) and tie a knot as close

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as you can get to the end.

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Just a quick note: If you want to make a design
that has more knots than this bracelet, then

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you’re going to want to start with a longer
piece of cord.

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Now before I start beading, I’m just going
to apply a little bit of beeswax to the end

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of the cord.

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And then I want to pay attention
to which direction the threads are already

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twisted and I want to twist between my thumb
and forefinger in that same direction. This

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is going to help prevent fraying.

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I’m going to start by sliding on a spacer
bead and then I’m going to make a knot.

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Now I’m going to use an awl, which is a pointed
steel tool that’s mounted in a handle.

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And this is really the trick to getting your
knots to land exactly where you want them

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to go!

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While the knot is nice and loose, slide in
the awl towards the bottom of the knot, and

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pull.

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The knot should slide easily along the cord.
This is how you get it to move wherever you

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want it.

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So we’re going to pull on the loose end of
the cord until that knot gets nice and tight

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up against the bead and pull it really tight,

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and then using your thumbnail, kind of push

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up against the knot as you slide it off the
awl.

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Give it one more little tug

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and that knot
should be nice and secure right up against

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your bead.

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Now that is going to be the dangling end of
the bracelet so we’re going to go about 2

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inches in and this time we want to make a
double knot.

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To do that, you make a regular knot and before
you tighten it up you’re going to go back

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up through the knot again with the end and
you’re going to have something that looks

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like this.

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I usually check my placement with a ruler,
and that way I don’t waste any cord and I

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can make the ends the same length on both
sides.

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Now I’m going to string on three 12mm beads
and then make a knot.

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I’m making all of the knots on the inside
of the beading as single knots.

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Next is going to be one spacer bead, one 12
millimeter bead,

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and then one more spacer bead.

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And another knot.

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Now three more 12mm beads, a spacer bead,
and three more of the 12mm beads.

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And a knot.

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A spacer bead, a 12mm bead, a spacer bead,

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and a knot.

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Now our last three 12mm beads, and a double
knot to finish off the beadwork.

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Now I’m going about 2 inches out from that
last double knot,

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and I’m going to make a single knot.

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Again I use the ruler to check the placement
and

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tighten up the knot against the awl.

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Add the last spacer bead and then the final
knot to finish up the bracelet.

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Snip the end about 2 to 3 millimeters from
the last knot using some really sharp scissors,

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and then we’re ready to finish off the bracelet.

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Now I’m going to go over this part pretty
fast because I do have another video that

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is entirely dedicated to making this sliding
knot. So if this gives you trouble,

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check out that video.

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Using another piece of cord about 6 inches
long, you want to make a loop on one end and

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leave a longer end to the right. And I’m going
to hold both cords of the bracelet overlapping

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in my non-dominant hand and hold the loop
between my thumb and forefinger

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with the other cords at the same time.

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I’m going to wrap the longer end of that cord
around all of the pieces about 3 or 4 times,

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wrapping away from the loop, so in this case
I’m wrapping towards the right.

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I’m going to take that longer end and go back
up through each of the loops of the coil that

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we just made, including the first loop.

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And then pull both ends tight to tighten up
the knot.

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Trim the excess cord about 2mm away from the
knot on each side,

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being careful to only cut that extra piece
of cord.

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Now you’ve got a knotted cord bracelet that’s
an adjustable size with a sliding knot!

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Be sure and check out my cord knotting tips
and tricks playlist for more great tips on

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knotting cord including a great way to finish
up the ends of the bracelet that we just made

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without using glue.

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