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S-Hook Cord Bracelet

Wristwear crafted of knotted cotton cords and hooks might have a nautical flair, but this bracelet derives its style from a surprising source -- the hardware store. You can easily tie one up yourself with a few basic supplies.

Materials

  • 12-inch piece of 1/16-inch cotton cable cord
  • Two 1/16-inch aluminum sleeves
  • All-purpose clear-drying white glue
  • Scissors
  • 1/8-inch S-hook

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Fold cord in half so ends meet. Push folded end of cord through one end of aluminum sleeve until a 1/4-inch loop forms on the other side. Glue around sleeve edges to secure cord and allow to dry.

  2. Step 2

    Thread both cord ends together through the second aluminum sleeve until 1/2 inch of each cord appears through the other side.

  3. Step 3

    Trim one of the cords, and pull the sleeve back slightly over it until the cut end is hidden halfway inside the sleeve; add glue inside the sleeve to secure the cord. Allow to dry.

  4. Step 4

    Add more glue inside the second aluminum sleeve where the other cord end is hidden and insert remaining cord end to meet the other and create a second loop. Allow to dry.

  5. Step 5

    Hook loops onto ends of S-hook.