Design Inspiration Supplies

Design Instructions

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Supplies needed

  • 1    Anchor Pendant    (94-2358-12)

  • 1    Grooved Spacer    (94-5505-12)

  • 32”    1.5mm Leather Cord, Black

  • 12”    1.5mm Leather Cord, Tan

        

Tools

  • Scissors or flush cutters
  • Jeweler's cement
  • Bead reamer

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: Adjustable

Designer: Julie Young

Download the Knotted Anchor Bracelet PDF

Watch our technique videos on the TierraCast Blog (look for Sliding Knots).

Watch the video tutorial on our blog post - Knotted Anchor Bracelet Project

Tip: Apply a drop of glue inside the slider knots and the overhand knots before tightening.

Steps

  1. Cut both strands of leather cord in half.
  2. Fold one piece of black cord in half. Tie a Lark’s Head Knot (Fig 1) on open end of Anchor Pendant.
  3. Repeat Step 2 on loop end of anchor.
  4. Secure Lark’s Head Knots with decorative slider knots: Hold one piece of tan cord horizontally. Fold end under 1 ½ - 2”. (Fig 1)
  5. Align cord with bracelet so that the fold is next to the Lark’s Head Knot.
  6. Hold fold and knot in one hand. Wrap longer end of tan cord loosely 2-3 times around all cords, moving away from fold. (Fig 2)
  7. Bring end towards you, then back through all loops and through original loop created by the fold.
  8. Pull the ends away from each other, pushing loops close together, and tighten securely.
  9. Trim ends.
  10. Repeat Steps 4-9 with second tan cord.
  11. Trim ends of black cords at an angle.
  12. Thread cords on one side of bracelet through the grooved bead.
  13. Thread one cord on other side of bracelet through bead from opposite side. Thread the last cord through, using the bead reamer to make room if necessary.
  14. Center bead and adjust bracelet so that it fits over widest part of hand.
  15. Make an overhand knot in the cords about an inch from the bead on both sides. Trim excess.

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