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Create necklaces and bracelets for yourself and all your friends! A simple technique that looks really awesome!

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  • Step 1Begin by cutting 3 pieces of leather, approximately 30cm long each.
  • Step 2Tie the 3 strands together at one end and secure with a double knot.
  • Step 3Tape the knotted end of your strands to the edge of a table or bench.
  • Step 4Begin plaiting your strands by placing your right strand over the top of your middle strand. Then place your left strand over the top of the new middle strand.
  • Step 5Place your new right strand over the new middle strand and then thread your first bead onto this middle strand.
  • Step 6Plait left over middle.
  • Step 7Plait right over middle and then thread another bead onto the middle strand.
  • Step 8Continue plaiting and thread a bead onto the middle strand after every right strand crosses over the middle strand.
  • Step 9Thread and plait your bracelet until you are happy with the length and then secure the end with a double knot.
  • Step 10Tie your bracelet’s ends together and your beautiful piece of jewellery is complete!

Materials used in this activity

Barrel Beads
Optional
Product Code: 10830 140g Pack
EACH $7.69 (inc GST) $6.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $5.38 (inc GST) $4.89 (ex GST)          
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Imitation Leather
Optional
Product Code: 11172 27 Metres
EACH $32.99 (inc GST) $29.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $24.74 (inc GST) $22.49 (ex GST)          
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