Hello and happy Monday, everyone! Some of you might just be sitting at work while reading this, others may be enjoying their well-deserved summer holidays, yippie! 🙂
Supplies for Making Nautical Rope Bracelets:
– Cotton ropes in all kinds of colors
– Scissors, a jewellery plier, needle and thread
– Jewellery claps and tiny rings
– Wool / thick yarn (not shown in the photo)
– Masking tape (not shown in the photo)
– All-purpose glue which dries fast (not shown in the photo)
Here’s How to Make Those Nautical Rope Bracelets:
Here we go with the first one:
This bracelet is made with a real sailor knot. Thanks to the Internet, I found tons of photo and video instructions for how to make these, so I learned it really quickly.
For a better understanding, I made those drawn instructions for you with which you can easily follow all steps. Use two pieces of rope which are each about 60cm long, use masking tape to hold their endings together and then you can get started.
If the first knot shown above is too complicated and you rather want to try out an easier and more time saving version, you can also use this one: for making a bracelet with it, you will need two pieces of rope (with the same color or in two different colors) which are each about 30cm long. Then simply put the ropes onto the table according to the drawing above. In the end you can use a wide clasp which you can jam onto the endings of the rope.
The next bracelet is the easiest one, it’s a braided rope bracelet:
For making this bracelet, cut off six pieces of rope which are each about twice as long as the circumfence of your arm. Next, glue the endings and press them in between the jewellery clasp. Then start braiding like if you were braiding a girl’s hair and always use two ropes at a time. As soon as your bracelet is long enough, cut off the remaining pieces of rope and glue the bracelet into the clasp.
The next one is the ‘snake’ bracelet:
This is an awesome way of how to fold a rope which I found on Rotkehlchen’s blog: she made a necklace by simply folding the rope like a snake, always sewing parts next to each other.
Then I used her great idea for making a bracelet, I just changed the way or making the clasp. Above, there’s a sketch for you for where to sew. This is not complicated, but the sewing takes some time. Best use yarn in the color of you rope, then it won’t be seen.
Finally, there’s still another version for how to make a bracelet:
This one is simply made out of two pieces of rope which are laid onto the table and then attached to each other by tiny jewellery rings.
Cut off two pieces of rope which are each about 35cm long. Put them onto the table and fold them like seen on the drawing above. Then you will need your jewellery plier and the tiny rings to attach both pieces of rope to each other at the spots where it is shown. Then you will get this cool shape. 🙂