How to Make a Cord Charm Bracelet

by Christine Kern

Corded bracelets with large charms


  • 2 Large charm(s)
  • 1 Yard Waxed cord
  • 1 Crimps/clasp
  • Instructions

    Step 1

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

    Step 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.

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

    Next are two closure ideas.

    Step 7

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

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

    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.

    Step 10

    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.

    Step 11

    Add any extra charms you wish. Wear and enjoy!