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How to make a bracelet from cupchain and cord - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make a bracelet from cupchain and cord - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make a bracelet from cupchain and cord - jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Do you think cupchains are only suitable for beaded embroidery? Nothing could be more wrong! Many other wonders can be conjured up from them. Monika decided to share one of her ideas with you. She will show how you can make a bracelet from Bonny cupchain and cord in her latest step by step tutorial for beginners. So shiny, full of  colour and not so hard to do.

Cupchains are a really cool thing if you like tinsel. Most often we use them in a beaded embroidery or for making such simple bracelets and earrings as those about HERE. But have you tried to combine them with coloured strings? Be sure to try, and you will surely fall in love.

Materials needed:

Bonny™ cupchain - a piece about 3cm shorter than the circumference of the wrist. Cupchain thickness 2.5mm or 3mm. 2.1 mm will also do the trick but then choose a thinner string.
Macrame ™ cord 0.8mm possibly 0.6mm
Satin cord 2mm or 2mm flat cord.
Optional cord ends, jump ring and clasp
Glue
Scissors

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

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If you want to make a bracelet with a clasp, cut a string the 2mm cord the size of your wrist length plus about 10cm. If without a clasp is the circumference of the wrist, but remember that you also need to pin to a mat and stretch the string to make it easier for you to tie knots. So a little more string will be useful.

In turn, the 0.8mm string, which we will tie knots should be 9 times the length of the wrist. You can cut a little more if you're afraid it'll be too short. For the first time it is worth having more. Place the centre of the 0.8mm cord under the 2mm cord.

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We will now use the basic macrame technique creating square knots. We translate the left side of the string over the centre cord. 

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With the right braiding cord place over the top of the left cord. 

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We put the tip of the right under the strings to the loop on the left side.

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It should look like this and pull the cords tight. 

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We make a second knot, but this time we start from the other side. We will start once with one time on the other. This is the basic simplest macrame knot you probably know.

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We make such knots less than 1cm down the cord. We take the cupchain (3cm cuchain length or from the length of the circumference of your wrist).

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We begin to make another knot, as we did the previous ones. Before we pull the cupchain under the thread and only then we tighten as shown in the photo.

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Another knot, as before, we do on the other hand and tighten in the same place as before. There will be 2 knots between each crystal.

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And we do so to the end of the chain and up to 1cm after the chain.

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We cut off the strings and excess cord. Glue the end caps on and attach your clasp using a jump ring.  If you do not want to use findings to secure the bracelet you can create a sliding knot. Follow one of our previous macrame tutorials HERE

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I will show you what bracelets with different fasteners look like and it will be easier for you to decide.

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I couldn't stop!

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I loved creating these bracelets and as you can see I have made a lot of them. I hope that you too will be drawn into this pattern. Be sure to share your designs with us in our Facebook group, we are very curious about to see your works of art. 

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