These are cute little thread and bead friendship bracelets and they easy to make without any jewellery making tools, just a pair of scissors. They are perfect for layering up with other bracelets and make cute presents.
These are made by threading small sterling silver beads on to Griffin Silk Bead Cord. Griffin Bead Silk comes in many colours and has a needle attached which makes it easy to thread very small beads on and to make the closure for this bracelet by passing the cord twice through a small tube or bead. This is similiar to the knotted closure on these macrame bracelets. The beads I used were some little freeform sterling nugget beads, square tube bead and some little cylinder beads I made by cutting up a small piece of sterling silver tube with a saw.
Griffin Silk also comes in many sizes but use a thicker cord about 0.70mm (Size number 6) or up otherwise your bracelet is too thin. Alternatively if you have cord you want to use you could get a collapsible beading needle to thread on your beads.
You Will Need
Griffin Silk Bead Cord in size 0.70mm (size 6) or up
Small silver beads
x2 4mm rondelle beads
x1 4mm round bead (or small tube bead)
1. Unwind the silk thread from the card. Tie a knot in the end so the beads can’t slide off.
2. Thread on the 4mm rondelle bead, the round 4mm bead and the little tube beads.
3. Pass the silk thread back through the 4mm round bead in the opposite direction. This makes the closure for the bracelet.
4. Thread on the last rondelle bead. Check you can get your bracelet off and on your wrist. Tie a knot below the last rondelle bead. Use the needle to fray the thread below the 2 knots to make a tassel.
All finished. I would love to hear if you are thinking of making any of these.