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ellieinwonderland
« on: March 27, 2009 12:13:36 PM »

So I was browsing this site yesterday and came upon a post that had a link to this hemp bracelet which I really like.

http://puchitomato.livejournal.com/809.html

then the link on there is to a japanese site where you can buy the book. only problem is I dont know japanese.
Question: Does anyone know how to make this kind of hemp bracelet or know where I can find the pattern/instructions?

Thanks for the help.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009 09:50:23 PM »

Okay, I'm going to try to explain, I hope it makes sense. I just grabbed some hemp and tried this and it looks like the one in your link.
I couldn't find an exact tutorial, but this one is close.
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-the-Chinese-Staircase-Bracelet
Use two cords as the base that you knot around (or more if you wish to make the bracelet thicker) and two as the thread you knot with (that's what got my test to look like your link but you can change the number of cords you knot with too).
Follow that tut till step 6 then, instead of repeating step six, alternate the side the "four" faces, each time you knot. So, the first knot, the 4 faces left, the next knot it's a mirrored 4, then back to regular 4, then mirror, etc. Repeating step 6 gets you the spiral design, alternating gives a straight line of knots.
To add a bead, slide it onto the thread you're knotting before you make the knot you want your bead to be on.
Hope that helps  Smiley
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ellieinwonderland
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 01:14:11 AM »

thank you so much.  :)i'll give it a try tomorrow and hopefully i figure it out. i'll get back to you on how i did.
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ellieinwonderland
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 01:15:56 PM »

hmm i must be doing something wrong cause there is no straight line if you know what i mean. when i alternate the 4 it just makes it really messy looking with no pattern. mur... Huh
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009 01:20:16 PM »

ooooo! wait wait I think I figured it out. instead of alternating the four from the left side to the right you keep it on the left(well whichever side you started with) but you alternate the string from going on top to under. if that made sense.  woo thank you neonblood. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009 08:01:02 PM »

hmm that's strange. I do alternate right and left! but, as long as you figured it out and it works it doesn't really matter how you got there  Cheesy I tried the way you explained and it works the same!
glad I could help!
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