Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Silver Branches Bracelet Tutorial

Happy, Beady New Year! 
I'm sharing my first jewelry tutorial of the year. Silver Branches Bracelet is my Ornamentea.com designer contribution for January. I love the natural, organic feel of this piece. The design is inspired by elegant bare branches covered with sparkling snow. So fitting since there is many inches of snow outside my window right now. A wonderful wearable tribute to the Winter season and beyond.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and creative 2013!


- 1 strand of charlotte silver-coated size 8 seed beads
- 1 antique pewter twig toggle set
- 5 yards of walnut brown Irish waxed linen cord


- Ruler
- Scissors

1. Cut the linen cord into four 40 inch pieces. Use all 4 cords to string the bar half of the toggle clasp. String the bar to the center of the cords. Fold the cords in half; form an overhand knot with all the cords together as shown.

 2. Use one cord to string 3 seed beads. Measure about ½ inch from the previous knot and form an overhand knot, capturing the 3 seed beads as shown. Repeat 10 times down the length of the cord. Repeat entire step for the remaining 7 cords.

3. Bring all 8 cords tighter and form an overhand knot as shown. Separate the cords in half. Use 4 cords to string the ring half of the clasp as shown. Tie all the cords together with a square knot as shown. Trim ends to ¼".


  1. Love the bracelet! I'll be sure to try it. Thank you. And a happy new year to you and yours.

  2. That is beautiful Miss Erin! I love the use of the color of the cord to mimic the branches. That clasp is beautiful! I look forward to seeing what you do for Ornamentea this year! You always inspire me. Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. Gorgeous bracelet ... Love the design!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial! Love the twigs and branches look of it. I can see it in so many different variations too.
    Happy New Year, Erin!

  5. Such a great design Erin! I want to make one immediately. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Absolutely wonderful! I can't wait till the weekend when I'll be able to sit down and work on this!

  7. Love the design and color combination of Silver Branches Bracelet.Gorgeous bracelet .

  8. this is a very classic design and your tutorial is very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing it with everyone!

  9. Thank you Erin for sharing this tutorial and design. First time visitor and will be following you. Have a blessed day!

  10. I love this bracelet! Is the linen cord 2 or 4 ply? Thank you!

    1. Hi,

      I used 4 ply cord here, but you could use 2 ply as well!


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