Two Wing Angel Bracelet
Use knotting techniques to create a fun beaded bracelet.
Designed by Wendy Cooper for Darice®
- Hemp, 10lb. – Ivory
- Angel Wing Beads (2), 20mm – Silver
- Polish Beads, 6mm (13) – Turquoise Fire
- Polish Beads, 10mm (2) – Turquoise Fire
Cut a 1¾ yard piece and a 20" piece of ivory hemp.
Fold 1¾ yard piece in half. Measure 4" in from one side of the 20" piece and fold at that point. Place both pieces together so folds match up. Unfold slightly and make one overhand knot at fold to hold pieces together and to mark the “center” of the strands.
Once again fold strands, with knot at top. Hold all the strands together and make one big overhand knot about ¾" from the center knot, creating a loop. Trim shortest piece (from the 4" end) to ¼". The ¾” loop will be the loop part of the bracelet’s clasp.
Attach the loop of the bracelet to a sturdy holder (such as the clip of a clipboard) so bracelet can be easily assembled from top downward. You should now have two long hemp strands and one shorter hemp strand hanging down from the last knot.
For the middle of the bracelet, position the longer strands so that one is on the far left and one is on the far right. These will be your “knotting” strands. The remaining strand in the center will be the “filler” strand). Make five square knots (SQK) working in the ¼" end as part of the filler strand.
Slide one 6mm turquoise fire polish bead onto the filler strand and make two SQK. Repeat four more times until a total of five 6mm beads have been added, each followed with tow SQK.
Slide on one angel wing bead (upside down) and make another two SQK. Add a 10mm turquoise fire polish bead and make another two SQK. Add the second angel wing bead (right side up) and follow with two SQK.
Slide another 6mm turquoise fire polish bead onto the filler strand and make two SQK. Repeat four more times until a total of five 6mm beads have been added below the second Wing bead, each followed with two SQK. Make another three SQK so final sinnet is five SQK long.
To finish, collect all the strands together and make an overhand knot below the last 5 SQK. Slide on the second 10mm turquoise bead. Make another overhand knot using all the strands. Tie knots on the individual strands at varying lengths (½"-1" below overhand knot). Slide a 6mm bead onto each one and tie just below the beads. Trim ends to ¼".
Completed bracelet necklace measures 7¼".