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DIY double strand bracelet

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Two more days until my due date!! I have been keeping myself busy this week and this was just one of my diy projects. It seems like layering bracelets, double strand bracelets, beaded bracelets and stacker bracelets are all the rage right now. But instead of buying name brand jewelry, paying for expensive beads or spending hours with a needle and thread I created this easy solution. A double strand bracelet made from tub chain!! Yup the traditional chain you buy at a hardware store for your bathtub plug. It cost me $4 for two strands and then I just used a black cord I happened to have in my craft supplies. I hummed and hawed about how to wrap the cord around the chain and finally used this basic bracelet weave. It took me less than 10 minutes to make and with all the different colored cords and yarn available there are endless color options!

You will need:

  • 2 separate chains (each one long enough to wrap around your wrist twice)
  • cotton, yarn, leather or plastic cord (enough to wrap around your wrist 8 times)

Fold your cord in half to find the center and tie a basic knot around both tub chains at the top.

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Loop the right cord over both metal strands. Now lie the left cord straight overtop.

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Tuck the left cord under the chains and up through the loop.

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Pull both sides of the cord tight to secure the knot around the metal chain.

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Repeat on the opposite side. This time loop the left cord overtop the chain. Now lie the right cord straight overtop.

IMG1369Tuck the right cord under the chains and up through the loop.

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Continue this process back and forth all the way to the bottom of the chain leaving two of the metal beads empty at the bottom so you can fasten it closed properly. (If you forget which side you knotted last, just look at which cord is poking up and the opposite side will be the cord that you loop over the chain next)

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I also added a little dab of super glue to the knot to make sure it doesn’t fray or come undone. So in under 10 minutes you can have you own custom double wrap bracelets for a fraction of the price that you pay in stores. Happy bracelet making!

If I had my way, I’d wear jewelry, a great pair of heels and nothing else. ~ Jada Smith

 

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  1. This is a fab idea and i am going to try it. Love it. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your impending adventure. 🙂