Design Instructions


 Supplies Needed

  • 1 Celtic Link (94-3179-12)
  • 3 4x2mm Deco Barrel Beads (94-5803-12)
  • 14” 2mm round leather cord, black


  • scissors
  • flat nose pliers
  • crimping pliers or hammer
  • jeweler’s cement

Skill Level: Beginning

Finished Size: Adjustable 

Designer: Tracy Proctor


Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for video on crimping barrel beads)


  1. Cut leather into two 7” pieces.
  2. Thread the end of one cord through one barrel bead, up through hole at one end of focal link, and back through barrel bead.
  3. Tie an overhand knot at end of cord and tighten securely.
  4. Adjust knot and bead so that they are next to the focal link.
  5. Repeat Steps 2-4 with second piece of cord.
  6. Thread loose ends of cords through the third barrel bead from opposite directions.
  7. Tie an overhand knot at the end of each cord and tighten securely.
  8. Use flat nose pliers, crimping pliers or hammer* to flatten the barrel bead just enough to lightly grip the cords and make the bracelet adjustable.
  9. Optional: Repeat Step 8 to secure barrel beads in place next to the focal link.
  10. * Each tool will create a different effect on the bead.


Download the Celtic Braid Bracelet PDF