Design Instructions


Supplies Needed

  • 1   Large Classic Hook   (94-6178-40)
  • 2   5mm Nugget 3 Hole Bar   (94-3162-40)
  • 2   6x2mm ID Barrel Bead   (94-5792-40)
  • 7   4x2mm ID Barrel Bead   (94-5791-40)
  • 8   7mm Nugget w/2mm ID   (93-0450-40)
  • 2mm round cord (Red brown leather cord shown)


  • Flat nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Jewelers Adhesive

Skill Level: Beginner

Finished Size: 8 inches

Designer: Tracy Proctor

Download the Lazy Zig Zag Bracelet PDF

Watch the Demo Video: Lazy Zig Zag Bracelet Jewelry Making Demo




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


TIP: For added security, apply a bit of adhesive into the 6x2mm barrel beads before crimping, and to the knots before tightening and trimming.



  1. Cut one 14" and two 6 ¼" pieces of cord. Align the cords next to each other with the 14" strand in the middle extending about 4" past the ends of the shorter cords.
  2. String one 6x2mm ID Barrel bead onto the ends. Use flat nose pliers to crimp barrel bead. Trim ends of outer cords flush with bead.
  3. Make a small loop in the 4" end. Wrap the loose end around the base of the loop once and tie an overhand knot. (Fig 1) lzknot.jpg
  4. Tighten securely and trim excess cord. (Optional: add drop of adhesive before tightening.)
  5. String one 5mm Nugget 3 Hole Bar onto the 3 cords.
  6. String one 7mm Nugget w/2mm ID bead onto center cord.
  7. String one 4x2mm ID Barrel bead onto center and an adjacent outer cord.
  8. Repeat Steps 6–7 six times, alternating outer cords.
  9. String a final nugget bead onto center cord.
  10. String on the second 3 hole bar. Adjust all beads so that the 3 hole bars are about 5" apart. (Less for a smaller bracelet.)
  11. Repeat Step 2.
  12. Make a loop in the 4" end. Before knotting attach the small loop of a Large Classic Hook. Secure with an overhand knot as before.
  13. Optional: Use flat nose pliers to secure 4x2mm beads into place.