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Cut part of 5.5 foot cord to 30 inches.
Fold 30 inch cord in half and put loop through one end of clip font to back.
Feed loose ends through loop and pull tight to secure.
Take remainder of long cord and fold in half.
Tuck shorter cord ends into loop created folding longer cord.
Begin by making a loop on one side. Pull cord across short cords to opposite side.
Take longer cord on opposite side and put it over the cord passed over short base strings.
Next tuck cord behind base cords.
Push end through loop you created from the start. This sounds confusing yet just make yours match the picture. That is how I learned, too!
Push knot tight to top of base cords at clip/fastener.
On the side where you see the lump (on the left looking at the picture) is the side that makes the next loop. Switch sides each time. Steps are the same and I will show this in next slides.
Cord on left makes loop, crosses over base cords and cord on right goes over left cord (now on right side) then passes behind base cords and is pulled through loop on left side.
Switch sides each time and see how quickly you get the idea of this. It's easy once you practice a couple of times.
Keep pushing knots up toward fastener/clip to avoid a gap at the start.
Measure against your wrist for desired size and when you are two inches from desired length stop for a next step.
Push base cord ends through from front to back on other half of fastener/clip.
Next, fold base cords back on the base.
It looks like four base strings now.
Hold tight to secure fastener/clip and all four base cords.
Continue knots you've been doing the same just cover all four base strings.
This shows the back side with lifer base strings sticking out. These will be trimmed later.
Continue alternating knots until you are one knot from the end.
Start last knot yet keep it loose.
Turn bracelet over.
Tuck both strings in behind the final knot by looping back and sliding them under the length of cord that is the back of the last knot.
Pull bottom of loops to secure knot first.
Next, pull ends of cord tight through the back of the knot.
This is the back side with cords of base showing and cords from final knot showing.
Trim both short.
Use matches or a lighter to CAREFULLY singe/melt cord that is nylon material. For other material or instead of matches/lighter, use hot glue gun to fuse final cord ends to back of last knot.
Here are two finished bracelets in other colors!
- Five and a half feet of cord
- Matches, lighter or glue gun