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'Rack Em Stack Em'

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Difficulty: Beginner

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Learn how to make these Western style 'Rack Em Stack Em' Bracelets using Leather and Suede Cord and Natural Turquoise Beads.

Step 1

To create the Elastic Bead Bracelet-
Thread on the desired amount of beads onto elastic (approx. 30). Trim elastic and tie securely using a double knot. You may wish to add a dab of glue to the knot for added security.

For the wood and gold bracelet, alternate the beads as you thread them onto the wire. Thread a button onto the wire half way through.

Step 2

To create the Regaliz Leather Bangle-
Thread a round charm ring bead to the centre of the leather bangle. Wrap leather cord round the bangle on either side of the charm, tuck the end of the cord under the wrap to hold it in place, you may want to use glue for added security. Thread a square ring bead onto the bangle to one side of the wrapped leather. Attach a magnetic clasp to the ends of the bangle using glue.

Step 3

To create the braided suede bracelet-
Cut three strands of the brown suede (TC444) to approx. 60cm. Tie a knot close to the top. You may wish to attach this to a surface using a piece of tape to make it more secure whilst plaiting. Begin to plait the cord until you reach the end.

Step 4

When the plait is finished, attach a cord end to the end of the suede. Then make sure that the bracelet fits twice around your wrist.  Trim off the knot at the other end of the plait (or further down if it does not fit), and attach a cord end.   Attach a jumpring onto one cord end  to create the clasp. Attach a jumpring and a lobster clasp to the other end. Using a Jumpring,  attach a tassel onto the middle of the bracelet.  Attach a button to the bracelet using stretch magic wire.