After visiting the Mediterranean twice this past year, I’ve come to embrace the ubiquity that is the evil eye symbol and have since integrated it into the jewelry repertoire. Today I’ll be showing you how to make a sliding knot bracelet with an evil eye charm, which is thought to protect against negative energy and evil powers. And whether you’re superstitious or not, this is a super simple method which can be applied to any connector or charm!

You’ll need:

Thread 4 inches of cord through one side of the charm. Fold 2 inches of cord back on itself and then again to create a zig zag.

Fold an inch of the tip down over the parallel cords. Coil the cord three times towards the loop.

Thread the tip through the opening of the left loop.

Push the coil to the right and pull the tip until the knot is tight. Test the adjustable knot by sliding it towards the base of the charm. The excess cord will be trimmed later.

Thread the other end of the cord through the opposite side of the charm and create the same zig zag.

Coil the tip around all the cords three times and thread the tip through the loop.

Push the coil to the right and pull the tip until the knot is tight. Trim both ends, leaving approximately 2-3mm.

Melt the ends with a lighter.

Your bracelet is finished . . .

And you’re now protected against the evil eye!

(evil eye & arrow bracelet by Odette New York, small evil eye bracelet purchased in Turkey, DIY bracelets by HonestlyWTF; all images by HonestlyWTF)