The cord segments are cut offs from the making of turks head knot bracelets. The turks head bracelets are made with a longer piece of cord, then drawn up to a finished shape leaving a few inches of material which goes into the scrap box.
A four ply nylon thread is then passed back and forth through the cords and beads. After it has been placed the thread is drawn up tight compressing the cord strands. The loose ends are buried and trimmed off.
find this design and more of these unique bracelets in the fiber art design section of my Etsy shop.
This example is a smaller size measuring just 7 1/2" inside circumference when the button is placed in the loop.
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