Metallic Chevron Braided Bracelet
Enjoy another bit of arm candy! This stylish chevron-patterned bracelet combines woven metallic cording with beautiful antique silver-plated beads, and takes less than one hour to make.
Designed by Mykeall Shepherd
- Bead Landing™ Metallic Round Leather Cording
- Bead Gallery® Antique Silver-plated Beads -- 10mm
Step 1 Cut the Bead Landing™ metallic round leather cording into 26" and 19" pieces. Fold the longer strand in half. Align one end of the shorter strand with both ends of the longer strand. Fold the excess over the top of the folded piece, creating two parallel loops.
Step 2 Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Snip off the extra fourth strand, leaving three strands of equal length.
Step 3 Start braiding the strands. After about an inch or so, braid in the Bead Gallery® antique silver-plated 10mm beads. Thread a bead onto the outer left strand.
Step 4 Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Now thread another bead onto the outer right strand. Push it to the base of the braid and cross over.
Step 5 Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Continue threading on beads before each strand is crossed over.
Step 6 Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Tie a knot.
Step 7 Secure it with another knot and trim the end. This knot should hold through the loop to close.