Wednesday, October 14, 2015

8 Strand Braided Bracelet

I love to make braided bracelets , I don't know why ,it feels kind of relaxing and I love to experiment different kinds of braids with different number of strand. I have already made a 4 strand braided bracelet  and I wanted to try 8 strand now. Also I have couple of black and white sweaters and shirts and I thought this bracelet will be a perfect accessory to wear with them.
So lets see how to make them.



Materials Required :
Leather or suede leather cord in desired colors
2 ribbon clasps (25mm)
Pliers
2 Jump rings
A lobster clasp
E6000 (optional)
Scotch tape(optional)
Scissors
Rhinestone nail head studs



Step 1: Cut the leather strand in desired colors and required length .I decided to use a one white strand on each side so that I cut 6 10" black strand and 2 10" white strand.My bracelet size is 6" so I measured 10" which is little more than what is needed. Extra is always safe.You can adjust the length of the strand according to your size.




Step 2: Use a piece of tape to line the strands and secure it to easily accommodate the strands into the clasp.Apply some glue(E6000) to the inside of the clasp. Use pliers to close the clasp and  secure the strands in place. The clasp itself secures the strands well but I used glue for extra safety. It is completely up to you ,whether to use or not.




Step 3: Secure the clasp with a piece of tape so that it will be easy to braid.Split the strands into four on each side. Now take the first strand from the left and go over the second, under the third and over the fourth strand and join it with the second set of strands so that it has 5 strands of leather on the right and three of the left.



Step 4: Now take the right most strand (no:8) and go under (No:7) ,over (no:6), under (no:5) and over (no:4) and join it with the left set of strands so that it is four again on each side.Repeat step 3 and 4 ,till you reach the desired length. In my case , it is 6" bracelet so I braided 6" and then cut it at 5.5" as the jump rings and clasps adds half an inch extra which adds up to 6". 




Step 5: Attach the clasp in the same manner as you did in the step 1.Apply some glue ,line the strand and close it with pliers.

Step 6: To add additional glam to the bracelet, I decided to use some rhinestone nail head studs. Just poke them in the desired place and close the studs with help of scissors or pliers at the back to secure.I have shown here in detail on how I used the studs.

Step 7: Attach lobster clasp with jump ring on one side and attach one jump ring on another side to complete the bracelet.Your glamorous 8 strand braided bracelet is now ready to rock the fall season.







Hope you like this tutorial on how to make braided bracelet. You can vary the colors of the strand in different place to get different look for the same bracelet. Give it a try and I am sure you will love them. Share what you think about this bracelet and let us know if you have tried any braided bracelets before.As always I will be happy to hear from you.

24 comments:

  1. SUPER CUTE !!
    And it's not so difficult to make
    I really like it :)

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  2. I made a necklace not to long ago and your right definitely relaxing I love this so easy and cute ! Need to try asap. Thx so much for sharing @ Welcome Home Wednesdays.

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  3. Super cute. I might have to try your tutorial. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives

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  4. Wow this is so beautiful & you detailed the steps so well. I am a huge fan of chunky bracelets...this would make for an excellent gift!! Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesday, we'd love to have you back tomorrow :)

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  5. Lovely post! Thank you for linking up with the OMHG WW & sharing with us! Please come link up again this week at http://www.wrightsimply.com/2015/10/wednesday-linky-come-share.html!! Have a wonderful rest of the week! xx

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  6. You made it seem so easy! These would make great presents too! It's great co-hosting with you at the #HomeMattersParty

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  7. Pretty! I have my 12 year old looking over my should this morning and I can almost guarantee she will be dragging me to the craft store for supplies to try out this bracelet this weekend.
    Happy to be co-hosting with you again this week #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Wow :) It is a fun craft to do with your daughter. Take her to the craft store, I say :)

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  8. Cute! Would I be too girly to say I like the bling the best, ha ha. I enjoy hosting the #HomeMattersParty with you.

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    1. Not at all, Audrey :) Everybody likes the bling :) Thank you :)

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  9. Looks cute! Happy to be co-hosting with you again this week #HomeMattersParty

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  10. eEally cute, thanks for sharing on the #OMHGFF hope to see you next week!

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  11. So cute!! That's the craziest braid ever, but you make it look simple! Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thank you, chelsea :) It seems like crazy but it is so easy :)

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  12. Rory is going to love this project! Thanks for sharing and being a wonderful co-host of the #HomeMattersParty - we love having you on the team! :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  13. The bracelet is lovely - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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