I absolutely love to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my little boys but between my sisters, mom, and friends, sometimes I need a gift that’s a bit more sophisticated and calorie-free! I’m super excited to be participating in the Valentine edition of Craft Lightening sponsored by The Country Chic Cottage, 30 Minute Crafts, and 100 Directions. Once you get the hang of making the knot, you can totally make this Sailor Knot Bracelet in 15 minutes!
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Tying The Knot
If you’ve never made a Sailor’s Knot before, they can look kinda tricky to make but never fear, I’ve got a super handy quick video to help! I used two different colored paracords but you’re more than welcome to use different supplies. Between paracords, bungees, leather, and hemp, you’ve got tons of options for customizing this bracelet.
Sailors Knot Bracelet
- Craft Cord (Paracord, Bungee, Leather, Hemp, etc.)
- Pinch End Findings
- Lighter or Jewelry Glue
- Jewelry Pliers
Step One. Cut two 16″ strands of your cord. You can choose contrasting colors for a dramatic look or keep it simple with the same color. You could even customize the look for each bracelet based on what the gift recipient would like! Follow the quick video below to create the sailors knot (Music: Buddy – Bensound.com).
Step Two. Once you’ve got your knot made, wrap around your wrist to get the approximate size you’ll need. Keep in mind that whatever findings you use to cap the ends might add an additional bit of length.
Step Three. Depending on what cording you use, you might want to consider burning or gluing the ends to prevent fraying.
Step Four. Use the jewelry pliers to pinch findings onto the end of the cords. Done and done!
Put this bracelet in a little box and it makes the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any teen, girlfriend, or mom. The knot can be a bit of a bother while you’re still learning but once you get the hang of it, you can whip these babies out super fast! Hope you guys enjoy making this super easy Sailor Knot Bracelet for Valentine’s Day or just because!
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