Hi Folks! We are back with another exciting tutorial! Today we are going to make jewellery using satin cords or thin satin ribbons. You can also use cotton cords or leather cords in place of satin cords. Cords are a great choice to make multi-functional trendy pieces. While these are very easy to make and perfect for beginners, they look professionally finished.
- 1.5mm Satin Ribbon
- Tube beads/findings – 5 pcs
- Cord ends – 1 pair
- Spacer beads – 10 pcs
- Jump Rings – 2 pcs
- Lobster Clasp – 1 pc
- F-6000 Adhesive
- Pliers for opening jump rings
Wrap the ribbon loosely around your wrist to measure the length of the bracelet. You can also use a tailor’s measuring tape. In this bracelet we started with about 17 cm long strands. Please note that this will be adjusted and trimmed later since we will also add the clasp which will add to the length of the bracelet. Cut 5 strands of the ribbon/cord of the required length.
|Thread the strands with tube beads and spacer beads as shown above.|
|Apply F-6000 glue liberally inside a cord end (a quilling needle works great for this). Hold one end of all 5 strands evenly (so that the ends align). Dab them with little glue so that they will stay together.|
|Insert the cords inside the cord end. Wipe off any excess glue if it oozes out.|
Please note that F-6000 adhesive takes 24 hours to cure fully. Once you have applied the glue, handle the bracelet gently while working on it.
Loosely measure the bracelet around your wrist again or measure it with measuring tape. Trim off the excess. E.g. for finished bracelet length of 17cm, trim all the strands evenly at about 15cm. (2cm will be adjusted when the jump rings and clasps are added)
Note: Length of the bracelet will differ based on your wrist size and preference for looseness or tightness.
|Once again apply the F-6000 glue liberally inside the other cord end. Hold the other end of all 5 strands evenly and insert them inside the cord end.|
|Add a jump ring to one cord end and a jump ring and clasp to the other cord end.|
You bracelet is complete. Let the adhesive cure for 24 hours before wearing it. If you prefer, you can also add some beads or charms to get a different look.
|Or you could make a multi wrap bracelet which can also be worn as a necklace, like this 3-strand triple wrap bracelet!|
You can wear it as it is or add charms or beads of your choice using jump rings.
These styles are just a couple of ideas. You can increase or decrease no. of wraps or cord colours to match an outfit, add more beads, charms, chains, alphabet beads or jewellery tags. You can easily personalize these and adapt them to your style! These will also make a superb handmade gift. J
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