Recently, Brian and I snuck upstate for a quick weekend away. At my favorite general store, they stock everything from books to groceries to hardware supplies and I find an excuse to go every time we're there, usually under the pretense of getting donuts. DIY supplies are always my ulterior motive, and this time was no exception. Check out this awesome minty-colored cord I picked up for around 5 bucks. $5 of fun, I'd say!
Using the cord and simple jewelry supplies, I made this bracelet. Find the how-to after the jump.
Tools and Materials:
Nylon cord/rope (total of about 40 inches)
Super glue, like E6000
2 jump rings
2 end caps with loops (with a diameter that will fit your cord)
Cut the cord into two pieces, 20 inches each. Double each piece in half.
Fold each piece in half again. Overlap the cord on the right over the cord on the left, and bring right's loose ends under and then over the left's loop, making a square or reef knot.
Pull both ends tight.
Trim down one end, so all the cords are an even length. Holding them closely together, use the lighter to gently melt down and fuse together the four loose cords (watch your fingers!). While the cord is still slightly melted, pinch the ends together so they fuse to each other. The cord will cool and harden quickly, so work fast.
Put a blob of super glue in the end cap, and stick the fused together cord ends into the cap.
Repeat on the other end of the bracelet, and let the glue dry.
Add jump rings and clasp to the end caps. Make sure the glue is secure (wait over night) before wearing your new bracelet.
I love the sporty and knotical look (har har), and the mint green is perfect for spring and summer!