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Beaded Ladder Wrap Bracelet

 
ladder bracelet
 

I remember the first time I bought my first ladder wrap bracelet was at a cute little kiosk at the mall.  My ladder wrap bracelet quickly became an accessory that I never left the house without. It wasn't long before I made another visit to that kiosk to pick up another wrap bracelet in a different color. However with prices of wrap bracelets between $35-55 , my collection stopped at 2 bracelets.

Luckily this all changed when I complimented one of my friends on one of her wrap bracelets she was wearing and she told me that she made it and how easy it was to make. As soon as I got home I hopped onto Youtube and learned how to make them. 

I bought all of my supplies at Jo-Anne's Fabrics and it cost me around $10. On the day that I went to buy my supplies at Jo-annes they were having a 75% off sale on beads which was practically a steal.   They still normally have pretty good sales going on and great coupons. The type of beads that I have found work best for making these bracelets are the round glass beads. Whichever beads you pick you will want them to all be the same size. 

Supplies

  • Leather cord size 2.7m

  • Any type of thread

  • Button

  • Beads of your choosing (preferably all the same size beads) 

  • Clipboard

  • Clips

 
ladder bracelet supplies
 

Watch the Video Tutorial

 
 
 
 

Written Instructions:

To determine the length of the ladder wrap bracelet take the leather cord and wrap around you wrist as many times as you want.

I wrapped this one around my wrist 3 times. Then double up the cord by folding it. You want the same length on the other side that you just measured. Make a loop at the top of that cord where you folded it. And to do this just make a knot.

You want your button to just barely fit through that loop.  Take a cotton round or papertowel and slide under the clipboard with your loop. Take your clips and clip down each end of your cord onto that clipboard. Double up your thread and thread your needle. Take the thread and slide it underneath one of the cords and tie it on by making a double knot. Cut off the excess thread.

Start making figure eights by taking your needle and go underneath the right cord and pull through the middle and tighten and push up towards the top. Then take the needle and go underneath the right cord and pull up and tighten. Repeat as many times as you would like. Once you have the amount of figure eights that you want, tie a double knot onto the left string like in the beginning.

Add your first bead and let it drop between the 2 cords. Take your needle and go underneath the right cord and pull through the middle. You don’t want your first bead too tight but tight enough.  Your first bead is going to want to move around a little so you will just have to adjust it until it is secure. Then take your needle and go through the right side of the bead and pull it through making sure your thread is above the left cord as you pull through. Then take the needle and go underneath the left cord and pull it through the middle and tighten it up a little. Then from here add your next bead and repeat the same steps. Take that thread and go underneath the right cord and pull it through the middle and then take the needle and go through the right side of the bead making sure thread is above the left cord. Then take the needle underneath the left cord and pull through the middle and tighten and add the next bead. 

If you run out of thread just add more thread by making a double knot onto your current thread. Once you have the length of the ladder wrap bracelet that you desire, make a couple more figure eights like b you did in the beginning.

Remove the clips from the clipboard and take the cord and thread and make a knot. Cut off the excess piece of thread leaving just the 2 cords so you can add the button.

Once you have added the button, make a double knot underneath the button. You can add some superglue just to make sure it stays really good.

You are now ready to wear your Ladder Wrap Bracelet!

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