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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.

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart


  • 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


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

  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. 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. Hook loops onto ends of S-hook.

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