April 5, 2011

black blue beaded button bracelet 1230

 This began as a simple idea to use only black cord and the leftover glass beads from another project. The button is a thrift shop find. The construction involves positioning the button and the cord loops to form the basic cord pattern. The loose cords are woven together with the beads and four ply nylon thread. The nylon thread is then tensioned to compress the cords and embedded beads  into the form shown here.
The double loop toggle and button make a secure closure. The cobalt beads are wrapped in loops of black cord. Light glows through the rows of beads lantern-style.

Size is 7 3/4" (187 mm) when closed.

design and photographs © copyright 2011 WhatKnotShop

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