on February 21, 2012 by Bui thi huyen trang in Uncategorized, Comments (0)

Free Beading and Jewelery Pattern – Make a Chinese Button Knot Pandora Glass Beads Bracelet

Chinese Knotted Pandora Bracelet – Instructions 

  You require:

4 large pandora decanter or glass beads

2 feets of 2mm silk cord

2 silver plated control cord ends

1 sterling silver coloured lobster clasp

Step one

Take your duration of silk cord, with the end in your left hand and along the cord to your right. Make a loop along with the short end under the long piece of cord. Make another loop, again with the longer end of cord on the previous loop. (See a flattened spiral)

Step

Take the long conclusion of cord and weave the end over the first loop on the right, under the 2nd, over the third and under the last loop. Pull to form another loose hook.

Step 3

Bring the long cord end back around to the right and pass it above the first loop (the one you have just made), then under the following two loops, so it comes out to your front of the loops in the centre.

Step 4

Holding both cord ends, gently and slowly pull the cord so the knot tightens. As it tightens push the knot to the right to prevent that from turning inside out. This gets easier using practise, so don’t worry if you find this tricky. Once you pull the cords as far as you can your knot will look partly formed, with some loops sticking out. Gently pull the loops tight one at a time, following the cord in the knot until there are no loops plus your knot looks like a button knot. (Don’t worry if its nowhere near the place you wanted it to remain, we’re moving it following!).

  Action 6

Gently push in the short cord end while watching the knot. One of the loops in the knot will bulge, and you can slowly pull this loop loose letting you slide the knot down the cord to your short cord end. Once you have found the right loop, pull the loose cord loop through the knot, following it round as before until you have a completed knot again, but this time where you want it to become.

Step 7

After you have 1 complete button knot, slide a Pandora bead down the cord onto it, then create another button knot to maintain it in place. When moving your brand-new knot onto the the top bead, it is easiest to hold the bead and previous knot, and just support the knot on your index finger. This allows you to tighten the knot right onto the bead.

Action 8

To make all of those other bracelet, simply repeat this steps above. For a small wrist leave about 7mm relating to the next set of knots. For a larger wrist leave up to 15mm. You may find it useful now to measure your wrist and get an idea of the length of your bracelet needs to be.

Finishing Touches

Once you have threaded and knotted your beads, cut down your cord following your last and before the first knot, leaving about 1cm 100 % free. It is a good option to either use a dot of glue and also gently heat the ends of the cord to stop these from fraying. Then slide the cord into the end of the spiral cord end and push the end right onto the cord. (Twist the finish while inserting it to make this easier.) Using some pliers, crimp the end with the cap onto the cord so it holds tight. Repeat in opposition. Open the loop on one of many cord end caps and thread over the clasp, then close your loop again.  

Thats it, you have finished your bracelet, got a sensational new piece of jewelery, and learned an innovative new skill. Well done!

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