Introduction: Easy Leather Cord & Bead Bracelets

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Quick and easy project for craft groups, church sales, or presents. Three minutes, start to finish, once you've got it down and only need scissors for tools!

Step 1: Collect Materials

You will need...
*about 15" of round, leather cord
*an assortment of beads ("pony bead" size)
*scissors to cut cord

Step 2: Assembly and Finishing

Not pictured - burnish cord to release the curve. This can be accomplished by running the cord several times over any surface. Be careful not to give yourself rope burn! I wrap my cord around a tool handle or use the edge of a desk.

Slide your beads onto the cord. Keep two aside for finishing.

When you are happy with your bracelet, slide both cords through the opening of both set aside beads (figures two and three). If you are having trouble getting both through, try rolling the ends in your fingertips to elongate and "squish" them.

Tie each end in an overhand knot as pictured and tighten well.

Step 3: Done!

Congratulations, you've completed a bracelet. These are very easy to get on and off, since the ends are long enough to grasp one-handed. Just slide both beads up and down to tighten or loosen.

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