Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DIY Nautical Rope Bracelet




Since it is summer and anything that has to do with the beach or boats is fascinating to me, this DIY rope bracelet with a gold anchor hook is an ideal must-have for any seafaring outfit this summer!
DIY NAUTICAL ROPE BRACELET:
* Thick rope (any color)
* Anchor charm
* Large cord crimps
* Some thin rope (for the bracelet fastener)
1. Measure the thicker rope by wrapping it once around your wrist, and add 1-2 inches to that length then cut. Repeat with a second piece of rope.
2. Take one of the pieces of rope, and bend it in half to create a loop. Slip a crimping bead over the loose rope ends and squeeze it tightly with pliers. This should fasten together the loose ends with the metal crimping bead.
3. Loop the second piece of rope and wrap it under and through the first piece of rope’s loop. Use the picture as reference. It looks much more complicated than it is!
4. Once the two pieces of rope are looped together, secure the loose ends of the second rope with another metal crimping bead. Before squeezing the bead closed, slip a looped piece of thinner rope in the bottom end and then press the crimping bead shut. This will be your bracelet fastener!
5. Take your anchor charm and tie the top to the end of your bracelet that doesn’t have the thinner piece of rope attached. This can be done by either sewing the charm in place or looping a thinner piece of rope through the end of the thicker rope. Whatever is easiest for you!
Eager to wear this new bracelet?  Visit my latest post for nautical outfit tips!

14 comments:

  1. Where can I find thick rope ? Thanks for the DIY :)

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    1. You use the thin rope to make the thick rope and use the slack at the end to make the fastener. It's not a separate piece. Same with looping the Anchor at the end. The blogger didn't actually make these bracelets. These are copy righted images from Kiel James Patrick's website.

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  2. I like it sporty. I prefer the bracelets from 29knots.com

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  3. Where did you get the Large cord crimps?

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  4. Do you know what size the anchor charm is?

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  5. diy nautical rope bracelet is amazing http://ablissfuldream.blogspot.com/

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