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crazydoc
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« on: August 06, 2011 08:23:13 AM »

I saw these recently, and just *had* to make one. Chinese button knots form the closure element.

          
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011 08:35:46 AM »

I love the knots you used. It looks so much nicer than just a plain old overhand knot.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011 04:34:11 PM »

This is a great piece!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 05:30:58 PM »

That's beautiful!  Do you happen to have a tutorial?  I've always wanted to try my hand at making one.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011 05:48:29 PM »

Here's the tutorial I used to form the Chinese knots.

The tutorial I used to create the bracelet itself I found here.

I doubled the thread and used a lark's head type "knot" instead of literally tying a knot when I needed more thread. I think it just looks a bit neater.

Good luck! It's a lot of fun to make. Takes awhile, but the end result is worth it, I think.

~CD~

p.s. Using a ruler instead of a piece of cardboard works out nicely.
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