How to Make a Chan Luu Style Wrapped Bracelet

How to Make a Chan Luu Style Wrapped Bracelet
Find out how to easily make this popular bracelet style.
  • Skill Level:Unavailable
  • Designer:Andrea Morici

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  • Hi. This is Andrea for Beadaholique. In this video, I'm going to show you how to make a wrap bracelet, just like this one. In today's video, we're not going to be using skulls. This is just a special design for Halloween, but it's the same principle.
  • What you're going to need for this is you're going to need some cord, about 2 mm wide. We're using a rubber cord. You can use a faux leather or leather, or you can use a waxed cotton. It's up to you. You're going to need a button. This one doesn't have a shank. I just threaded the cord right through the button holes. Today I'm going to be using one that I made myself with a little shank. To make the bracelet wrap around once, I have about 3 ft here.
  • You're going to have to suspend your cord somehow so you can work with both hands free. I have this black box here because this is the easiest way I could think of of showing you how to do this, because you're going to need to clamp this down. I have two bull dog clamps. If you're making this at home, you can probably rig something up that it's ... You can tie it to, say, the leg of a table, which I've done before. I found that really helpful. If not, this is a good compromise. You can find a sturdy box, and clamp it down, and you can do your weaving that way. That's what we're going to do today.
  • I'm going to go ahead and put the button on one end. To do that, I have my cord doubled up, and then just insert one end through the shank on my button, pull it right down to the middle. Then, I'm going to tie a knot right behind that button shank, just a simple overhand knot.
  • Quickly, what I've done here is I just have a little scrap piece of material that I tied onto the shank of my button, and this is what I'm going to use to clamp this down to the side of my box, here, because I don't want to damage the actual cord. Once I'm done, I can just snip this right off. I'm going to go ahead and clamp that down. I'm going to string my cord across the box. I'm going to clamp it down on the other side, and I'm going to spread it apart a little bit so I have room to work. I don't mind ruining this side, because I'm going to either be beading around it or I'm going to tie it into a knot, so I can worry about that later.
  • First things first, I'm going to take my Griffin silk, and I'm going to tie it in a knot around the top of my bracelet right underneath the button. I'm going to do just a square knot, simple overhand knot followed by another one. That's right in the middle of my Griffin silk.
  • You're going to need some beads. I'm using 6 mm today. I'm going to be using purple and these lovely olive green beads. You can do smaller beads. You can do 3 mm up to as large as what I have with the skulls. I think they're about 14 mm.
  • Also today, you're going to need ... I prefer using two needles. I've got two big eye needles. Now, the Griffin silk comes with a needle at one end. I just went ahead and cut that off. I'm going to use the big eye needles instead, but you can use the preexisting needle if you like. By the way, this is a size 2 Griffin.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Product Type Video
Technique Braiding & Knotting, Complete Project
Designer Andrea Morici
Skill Level Unavailable