After featuring this bracelet on our Chocolate Cake Day blog post a while back, there has been a huge request for the instructions for this beautiful bracelet. Perfect as a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift or for any other day of the year, you can create delightful romance when you wear this simple yet stylish piece. All you will need for this jewelry idea are five 12mm chocolate glaze smoked topaz Beadelle round pavé beads and approximately 8 to 9 feet of satin cord in the color Coffee.
Cut the satin cord into one strand 4.5 feet and fold it in half. Cut two other strands approximately 20 inches long and place one of them between the two folded strands. Set the other aside for now. You should now be ready to work with three strands running parallel. Tie a knot at the bottom of the center strand and thread the beads onto this strand, pushing them to the bottom. Wrap a small piece of tape around the top end of the center silk strand to make it easier to thread your beads through. You may also find it easier to tape the folded piece and the top of the 20-inch strand to a work surface while knotting.
Move the right side of the cord over the center strand and then under the left side of cord. Now take the left side under the center strand and up through the loop you just created.
Now, go the opposite direction. Take the left side of the cord over the center strand and under the right side. Then move the right side of the cord under the center strand and over the left cord through the loop you just created.
Repeat this process six more times, and then push one bead up to rest against the last knot.
Repeat steps Two and Three 3 times and then add another bead.
Do this for the remaining beads.
Create seven more knots and then add a small dab of GS Hypo fabric glue to hold everything in place.
Snip off any remaining left and right side cords so only the center strand remains for both ends of the bracelet.
Cross the ends over one another to create two new parallel strands. Use the other 20-inch strand from Step One as your center strand and place it under the two ends.
Repeat steps Two and Three 4times or until you are satisfied with the length. This piece will act as the slider on the bracelet, so check the length to allow this piece to slide over your wrist and then cinch tightly. Tie the ends with a simple knot, add a dab of glue and then trim any excess.
If you’re in the mood for a more colorful idea, replace the chocolate glaze pavé beads with a rainbow collection of other 12mm Beadelle pavé rounds, and try working with 2mm satin cord in the color Plum. Mix and match for new ideas for every day of the year!