How to Make a Cord Charm Bracelet

Corded bracelets with large charms

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How to Make a Cord Charm Bracelet
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Supplies: I'm doing 2 charms on a clasp closure. I only have small lobsters - bigger would be better.

Supplies: I'm doing 2 charms on a clasp closure. I only have small lobsters - bigger would be better.

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Cord: double it, measure 6 or 8 inches. It will be very long at the end, but better to have more than not enough! Cut 2.

Cord: double it, measure 6 or 8 inches. It will be very long at the end, but better to have more than not enough! Cut 2.

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Fold cord in half and insert top down OR bottom up - slip knot looks different depending on the direction. Do this on both sides.

Fold cord in half and insert top down OR bottom up - slip knot looks different depending on the direction. Do this on both sides.

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If you have a charm with one hole/too small, slip knot around it, try to balance it o. Other side of charm.

If you have a charm with one hole/too small, slip knot around it, try to balance it o. Other side of charm.

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Make sure you have enough length on either side. Flip it over and cut one side - clasp will go here - about half your wrist.

Make sure you have enough length on either side. Flip it over and cut one side - clasp will go here - about half your wrist.

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Next are two closure ideas.

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Knot the end and 1/4 inch or so knot again. Insert a jump ring and clasp combo between the knots.

Knot the end and 1/4 inch or so knot again. Insert a jump ring and clasp combo between the knots.

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Other side: knot at end/near end and again an inch or so. You will secure your bracelet here.

Other side: knot at end/near end and again an inch or so. You will secure your bracelet here.

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Alternative closure: sliding knot. If the cord is long enough, wrap left side toward right, loop it back to L, R is in middle of loop.

Alternative closure: sliding knot. If the cord is long enough, wrap left side toward right, loop it back to L, R is in middle of loop.

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Wrap tail of L around top and R sting a few times - pull tight, but make sure it slides in R cord. Knot L cord, measure and knot R cord - this is max it will open. There are other tuts for this knot.

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Add any extra charms you wish. Wear and enjoy!

Add any extra charms you wish. Wear and enjoy!

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