December 31, 2008

Black nylon herringbone weave turks head #125

Made from 1.2 mm black nylon this is a comfortable bracelet for someone with smaller hands. The classic "over two- under two" basket weave pattern is made entirely from a single piece of cord.

Measurements: 1" wide by 2 1/4" inside diameter or about 6 1/2" inside circumference.
Adult "small" size will also fit children.

Two turquoise beads finish off the ends of the cord. Nylon will not shrink when wet.
check your slip-on size click here then select your favorite from one of these three online shops:


Design and photos copyright 2008 WhatKnotShop

Turks head x-large in black and brown #126

An extra large size classic weave with a more masculine look made with polyester cord.

Adult "extra large" size:
3" inside diameter or about 9 1/4" inside circumference by 1 1/8" wide by suitable for someone with huge hands or could be worn as an upper arm bracelet.

There will be some slight shrinkage when wet. The ends have been stitched to prevent unraveling.

Visit the Etsy shop and request item #126

Turks head rope bracelet white and brown #128

This is another classic design turks head bracelet made out of cotton and polyester cord. Color is white with a brown center.

Size is adult "medium"
2 1/2" inside diameter or about 7 5/8" inside circumference by 1 1/8" wide.

This is a medium size for most people. The cotton will stretch over your hand and will shrink slightly when wet.

The ends have been stitched to prevent unraveling.

visit the Etsy store and request item #128

Turks head rope bracelet white and black #129

This is a classic cotton turks head bracelet made out of cotton and polyester cord.

Adult "medium" size:
2 1/2" inside diameter or about 7 3/4" inside circumference by 1 3/8" wide. The cotton will both stretch over your hand and will shrink slightly when wet. Find this and other rope bracelets here:

December 27, 2008

repost - three strand sailor's bracelet collection #130

Here's a repost of the traditional sailor's bracelets done in nylon cord. These are three strand "narrow" turks heads available through many outlets and online. 

These bracelets are left loose and may be worked up to a smaller size by removing slack from the knot. The ends may then be trimmed for a neat appearance.

These will not shrink when wet because they are made of nylon.
Request one or more of these by visiting the Etsy store and reference item #130

grommets made with really small line 131

This collection of grommets are made with 1 mm nylon worked in an eight strand square sennit pattern. The diameter of the smallest is 2 1/2" the largest is about 3 1/4". They are about 1/4" square making these small and delicate but very tough.

The design is an eight stand square sennet weave.

Check your slip-on size   check my size   then shop with confidence.

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design and photographs copyright 2010 WhatKnotShop

white nylon 5x to 7x turks head knot bracelet #132

Here's an unusual and interesting design that has a variable number of parts depending on where around the knot you are looking.
The design comes from a dutch website so the language barrier is overcome by the graphics including an animated diagram showing the arrangement of the parts. There is also a nice step by step set of diagrams to follow. This example is made from 1/8" nylon braided cord. You can find this material at hardware stores or home improvement warehouses.

Here's a link to one of these in the ArtFire store click here if this item is sold out please message me for a restock. Here's another made with #24 cotton cord in he Zibbet collection:  click here 

December 19, 2008

WhatKnotShop now open on Etsy!

Those of you that would like to purchase a handmade turks head bracelet like the ones shown on this blog should check out the WhatKnotShop (check the links list at the left)

Etsy is an online listing of handmade products from all over the world.

There are a limited number of designs shown on the Etsy site however you may contact me directly at

to inquire about custom designs or colors.