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A nautical-inspired, simple bracelet
Create a statement bracelet or necklace using this easy sailor knot design, created with satin rope.

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  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 1
    Step 1

    This simple, nautical jewellery DIY requires few materials: satin rope, closures and a clasp. All the fixings are made with hot glue.

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 2
    Step 2

    To create the simple sailors knot, I cut four lengths (twice the wrap of my wrist) of satin rope. With two lengths, I made a loop and crossed over the ends:

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 3
    Step 3

    With the next two lengths, I started by laying the rope over the loop:

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 4
    Step 4

    ...bringing the ends under the bottom:

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 5
    Step 5

    ...back over to the centre, over the ends:

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 6
    Step 6

    ..and tucking under:

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 7
    Step 7

    To finish, I tucked the top ends under the loop and then pulled all ends slowly to close the knot:

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 8
    Step 8

    To ensure the knot didn't move, I secured everything in place with hot glue, including overlapping the ends to create an end of the design.

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 9
    Step 9

    Trim where the four length meet and, if required, wrap the ends to prevent them from fraying and to help ensure they fit inside the bell closure. With hot glue, secure in place.

  • How to make a rope bracelet. Sailor Knot Jewellery - Step 10
    Step 10

    Add your findings if any extra length is required and your clasp to finish.

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