Purple Leather and Crystal Bracelet
Designed by: Sarah Millsop
There are several ways to work this bracelet. You can hold the bracelet in one hand whilst using the needle in the other or if you prefer to have both hands free you can tape one end of the bracelet down to your work surface. Tape the button end down to work towards you or the tail ends if you want to work away from you.
After the last bead, pass the needle through this bead a second time then knot the strand to the cord.
Add a dab of strong glue to the knot then pass the needle once more through the bead.
Allow to dry before cutting off the excess thread.
Repeat this double pass of the thread through the very first bead using the 10cm tail.
If your bracelet has a sideways curve now is the time to straighten it.
Tug gently on cord on the outside of the curve as you hold the beads flat in your hand.
Once straight bring both strands together and tie an overhand knot.
Keep the strands parallel as you form the knot and tighten it just next to the last bead.
Taking it Further
You can now embellish your bracelet if you wish using the montes in the kit. There’s no special way to attach them, simply knot a length of thread at the point you wish to add the first monte and stitch through it, then through a silver bead on the bracelet – you can pass the thread through the upper side of the silver bead or the bottom, the choice is yours.
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