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Window Slider Bracelet - Beginners Jewellery Tutorial

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Window Slider Bracelet - Beginners Jewellery Tutorial

Designed by: Wendy J Cooper

Difficulty: Beginner

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Learn how to make this sweet and simple Cord bracelet using Zamak Window Slider Charms and Stopper Beads. There are several sliders to choose from and a wealth of cords to swap out, enabling you to easily make it your own. Ready? Let's Get Creative!

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

  • 2.0mm Cord - I used Coated Twine in 4 colours
  • Slider Bead - I used the Zamak Slider beads from our Sale section. 
  • Stopper Bead - You need to be able to get 2 strands of cord through it. I used tweezers to pull them through.
  • Clasp - I used a Detachable Clasp with a 10x3mm hole
  • Tweezers
  • Glue

We believe that jewellery should be as individual as you are and so 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 creative imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Designed by Wendy - September 2021

Step 1

Begin by preparing your cords.

Cut the ends at an angle and add a dab of craft glue. Twist and pull them into points and allow to dry.

Be sure to use glue that won't glue your fingers together! PVA or craft glue that will peel off is best for this.

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Step 2

Arrange your cords into the order you wish and thread them through the Slider Bead.

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Step 3

Move the outer cords into the middle

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Step 4

Thread your Stopper Bead onto these 2 threads. You will need Tweezers to pull the 2nd cord through.

The tweezers are sharp. Be careful not to pull threads in the cord or poke holes in them.

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Step 5

Flatten out the 4 cords and position them within the clasp and close.

Adding a dab of glue to the clasp before adding the cords is a good idea if you do  not intend to ever change the colours of your cords. Adding a paperclip whilst the cords dry is helpful.

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Step 6

On the other side of the Slider Bead, add the second Stopper Bead as in steps 3 & 4.

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Step 7

Measure your wrist and trim the cords to fit.

Add the other end of the clasp in the same manner as step 5, with or without glue depending on your plan to change the cords at a later date.

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Step 8

Allow the glue to completely dry and it's ready to wear!

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