this week’s diy is inspired by the twosome bracelet from anthro, the one with flat discs. it is a super simple bracelet to make and it cost me maybe 3 to 5 dollars to make total. full on diy after le-jump.
supplies i used: glue, i love 527 glue & use it often. i already had this in my supply box, but i suppose krazy glue or some other type would work just fine. washers. i bought a little box from home depot. i didn’t get the smallest size, which resulted in a chunkier bracelet. there are tiny washers out there if you want a daintier bracelet. waxed cotton cord. i had chocolate brown in my arsenal, but i really love bold colors too. pick whatever size you think would compliment your washers. you only need two strands to fit through the washers, if that helps. hemp, linen, or bamboo cord would work well too. oh, & scissors.
cut two 12″ strands of the cord, this will serve as the base of the bracelet. tape these strands to a piece of paper or clip them somehow. cut another long strand (about 10″) of cord and place under the two strands about 3 inches from the top. begin making square knots until you have about 1 to 1.5″ of knots. before you get to your last knot, dab a bit of the glue onto the two base strands and tighten the last square knot over the glue. trim the excess strand off (as close as you can) & dab some more glue to secure. string the washers onto the two strands. cut another piece cord and repeat the square knots under the washers, also about 1 to 1.5″ long. glue and trim the excess in the same manner as before. make sure to leave a bit of space between the last washer and second set of knots, this will allow the bracelet to conform to your wrist.
you can finish the bracelet many different ways. if you are happy with it as is, just knot it when you wear it. you can also knot the two extremes of the bracelet, lay the ends over each other & make a few square knots. this will serve as a slider knot. you can glue/secure it the same way.
& a super detailed tutorial of a square knot bracelet along with the closure i did. i recommend this if it is your first time with macrame.
& video of the square knot.
& sliding knot instructions.