I have very vivid memories of walking into a bead store for the first time, almost 15 years ago, and being overwhelmed by the million and ten ideas that filled my mind. I was immediately hooked on the concept of transforming simple and unexpected elements into something beautiful and wearable. That moment was the catalyst for my eventual path into jewelry design and craft – my higher calling, if you will. Today’s tutorial takes me back to my first foray into jewelry making, where I’ll show you how to make two delightful bracelets using the same basic component. Get inspired and have fun!
For single, adjustable gold tube bracelets, you’ll need:
Start by cutting the knotting cord into 2 12 inch pieces. Thread a gold noodle tube bead through one of the strands and cross the ends.
And now, all that’s left is the sliding closure! Similar to our macrame bracelet, fold the 2nd strand over the overlapping ends and start tying square knots. Fold the top cord over the bottom cord . . .
. . . and bring the top cord under both the bottom and middle overlapping strands through the loop, into a knot.
Repeat the same step on the right side.
Continue to make 5-6 more knots.
To finish the knots, thread one of the cords onto a needle and sew up the center of 2-3 knots along the backside. Pliers will help pull the needle through the tight knots.
Trim away any excess cord.
Thread two gold spacer beads onto each cord and tie the tips into a knot. Trim.
Your adjustable & colorful bracelets are done!
For a leather wrap gold tube bracelet, you’ll need:
- 7-8 3mm x 50mm curved noodle tube beads
- 1 yard of 1.5mm leather cord
- 2 crimp on cord ends
- 1 small spring or lobster clasp
- a pair of chainnose pliers
Insert one end of the leather cord into the crimp on cord end. Take a pair of chainnose pliers and squeeze the middle of the end cap to secure the leather cord.
Thread on 7-8 gold noodle tube beads.
Wrap the bracelet around the wrist to gauge the proper length. Trim and crimp on the second end cap.
Using the pliers, open the jump ring connected to the clasp and connect it to one of the end caps.
Wrap, close and your bracelet is complete!
Layer and enjoy.
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Your DIYs are always excellent, and always look so polished!
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Fantastic, thank you!
LOVE this! As always, thank you for sharing.
This multi-tube bracelet is simply amazing! 🙂
i love it! especially the second one
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Beautiful bracelets! Love the colors and the gold!
What a great idea! The guys in my local bead shop should send you a thank you gift, because everytime you share one of your DIY’s I’m immediately running into their store and leaving them
with a lot of money. ;))
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BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love the secend bracelet!
I love these bracelets! Great idea!
Aaannnd now I’ve gotta go to the craft store immediately so that I can get these supplies! Your DIY jewelry is always fantabulous!!
Love this DIY, looks so easy, but I have to try it first 😀
Thanks for the lovely inspiration!
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These are lovely, great job!
Love this. Great DIY as usual.
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Where can I find that gold chevron charm (or other similar charms with two sides to string on a chain)? Thanks, I’m really trying to find something and having no luck.
I fell in love with them :))
I love this! It’s very simple but looks great.
I LOVE THESE BRACELETS.
These are amazing!!!
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Genius. I have definitely bought a few of these over the years for way too much and I always thought to myself, “I can make this!”
I love this bracelets!!
those are lovely
The look super together when combined
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Awesome! Now let’s see if I can find the supplies in Switzerland 🙂
I love them! But I don’t want to do it by myself, where can i buy? 🙂
I need to make them and start layering! Looks so pretty!! xoxo
This is great! brilliant tutorial for the knots too!
cool idea, and seems so easy.
Just got my supplies, Can’t wait to make these lovelies 🙂
Really gorgeous bracelets, and they look so effortless to make. Ideal summer accessory!
Yay a DIY!!!!!!!! and it’s a bracelet DIY!!!!!!!!
you girls seriously do the BEST bracelet DIYs. i love this bracelet!!
Amazing! They’re beautiful 🙂
Love this !! Def. trying it ! Thank you : )
I have to try this out. I have some of those beads lurking around somewhere. Thanks for a great visual tutorial x
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Does anyone know an online source where you can get everything at?
Wow! Really interesting!!! Thank you!!!!
this is such a simple and clearly written DIY! I actually have the chinese knotting cord so off to find some beads now 🙂
so cute, love it :D!
Such an amazing project, thanks so much!
I am a huge fan!!!
literally amazing, I want to make hundreds! thank you : )
Loving your little heart ring! May I ask where it’s from?
Amazing !!!!! 🙂
Wow! The leather one is gorgeous! You always have such great DIYs!
The rainbow ones are so cute! Love them
Im on a bracelet craze, making a trip to the art supply store!
WOW they are so beautiful! I know what i’ll be doing this weekend! Thank you so much for the inspiration 🙂
ohhh…These are being moved to the top of my DIY list. i love bracelets. I wish I had more arms!
these are amazing! thanks for sharing.
Beautiful bracelets 🙂
nice DIY, definitely making the leather cord wrap 😉
Nice DIY…your diys are always so easy to follow love them
You are a God. Love these 🙂
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So cool and easy! Like it :))))
Necklace also might look really nice with this noodle tube beads technique :)))
I love your dIy’s. I love making jewelry and spend hours on end at the beading district in NY. This is such a beautiful and simple bracelet, I adore it.
Yet another awesome and easy DIY! Big thanks!
Those look fun and you explained it well.
I never seem to get around to making jewelry with this giant sewing pile always giving me the eye.. but these are so cute and fun!
I Looooove it : ))) great
wow,this is an amazing diy!
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I love it!
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This is awesome, and these will be so versatile for dressy and casual wear! Great D.I.Y!
Great DIY. I can’t wait to try it out.
sooooo nice, I have some of these, but not self made 😉 well done!
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where is that ring from i love it!!!
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this is just great! perfect for every outfit!
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Love the heart ring! And the bracelets of course. Simple and chic, that’s how I like the DIYs.
Hi there – lovely DIY. Where is your gorgeous ring from?
Beautiful and simple! I will definitely try this!
I love small delicate intracate basic jewelry like these.
Love these! Can’t wait to try… But also love your arrow bracelets too, where are those from?
I love it, it’s easy and pretty.
Thanks for sharing , have a great day!
Loving these! Especially the neon threads.
This is way too awesome! Thanks so much!!
Hey I fell in love with these! Any chance I can buy one off you? I live in Canada !
I really like the gold ones.
How cute! Thanks for uploading!
This is so simple but extremely cute.
Could you please do a tutorial on how to make the Links of London Friendship bracelets.
Just cant seem to figure it out myself.
You are awesome!!!!! Thank you for sharing this
this is beyond awesome. unfortunately i suck at all this hand-made stuff :c but still- love it. looks absolutely fab 🙂
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That is so awesome!
I am really going to try this myself!
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Thank you for the lesson!! I LOVE these…….
Oh my. This is wonderful. It’s dainty and doesn’t look like it’s been DIY-ed.. I love it!
So cute 🙂
I love these tutorials! The finished product photos are gorgeous, too!
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where did you find the crimp on cord ends?
I am having the hardest time putting the thread through the needle and the gold tube bead!!! Help!!
they look so cool! I’m going to make them too 😉
Love this DIY. You’re amazing!!
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They are selling the necklace version of these bracelets at urban outfitters at the moment, and these are so much cheaper to make! You could turn these into necklaces for sure! Thanks for the inspiration!
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the bracelet so nice..love love love..
Cant get 1 mm silk cord thru the 2 mm tube 🙁
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thats so beautiful.. I love the idea.. 🙂
I am with you on the feeling of walking into a jewelry store when I was younger. I was about 12 and went into a bead store in Cambridge, MA and could NOT believe it. And the things you can get for $10 in a bead store.
Gorgeous bracelets. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I want to try these!
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Thanks for sharing this! The bracelets look great all together.
I’ve just made a couple of the first ones for myself – http://fourletterbirds.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/monday-macrame-maybe.html and they are definitely simple. I can’t wait to get some different coloured string to make some more.
I cannot get the 1mm cord through the 2mm tube bead for the life of me. How do you do it?!
I have got to try this to wear with my new Kate Spade bangle watch!
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Hello, do you have videos of your bracelets tutorials
thanks for sharing this idea, since I am creative, i’ll try to find a material do this.
I love the DIY bracelets but if you don’t mind me asking, where is the arrow bracelet from?
What are the measurements you used for the spacer beads?
OMG LOVE THIS <3
and the ringggg so much, if you don't mind me asking, where is that ring from?
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What MM spacer beads should you use? Thanks!
@Dena beads will vary depending on what millimeter cord you use. I have listed the supplies used above. Good luck!
Is there any other cord I could use beside chinese knotting cord? Or is there another name for chinese knotting cord? I cant find any chinese knotting cord! I live in a rural area and would like to find it around here before I order it online! Thanks
@Ashley F the supplies and links to chinese knotting cord are all listed above in the tutorial
sooo cool! where do you get your ideas from?
I love these, and had to order all of the materials because my local craft stores don’t carry them. I’m so disappointed, the 1mm cord doesn’t fit through the 2x38mm beads. 🙁 Any tricks? Or should I just get bigger noodle beads?
@Janet, sorry to hear the cord didn’t fit. sometimes the sizing will vary depending on the manufactures. I would either try to size up on the bead or size down on the cord. hope that helps. xx
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Do you have a website in another country that will explain that…
Thanks just curious
I love the bracelet but I like the one with the arrow on it the best. Is there a tutorial for that one or do you have to buy it already made?
this is amazing!
Just found this & loved it— added it to our weekly roundup today on braclets – http://crapatcrafts.com/?p=3002 – We’ll keep watching. <3 Will – of CrapAtCrafts
I love this! The arrow one is adorable.
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love this look – stacking dainty bracelets, so pretty….keen to try this out 🙂
i was wondering where you got both of the arrow bracelets!!!! if you could let me know that would be amazing!!! love your tutorials!!!
Omg!! I LOVE your tutorials! Oh I also LOOVEE all the other bracelets you are wearing, by any chance can you remember where you bought it or how to make the arrow bracelets??? I would lovvveeee to have them. I like how you paired all the bracelets together. Anyways I am a big fan of your work and hope you can tell me where you got the other bracelets
Adorable! Can’t wait to make my own! Thanks for the tutorial & helpful pics.
I love your bracelets and tutorials however I am from the Caribbean… And I don’t have access to materials are there any stores online that I can get materials? I like the gold pieces where can I get those? I am excited to try them please help!
Very very nice.Thank you very much.
Simple and easy to follow. Thank you very much for the tutorial!
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Super cool amazing ill surely try it..!
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That is super cute! I love the gold and brown combo!
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it’s so friggin complicated!!!
I just made it! and it looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m a little nervous purchasing the tubing from the website you linked. Its not encrypted! Where else can I find those noodle beads?
@Ashley, you can purchase gold tubes here as well.
Wow fantastic blog. lovely design.
Very cool ideas!! Seems easy to do
These are so awesome and simple that I think I could even do it! Thanks for sharing!
they are so beautiful,thanks for share
awesome idea I love these
you should sell these on etsy. They are fablous
Wow. Simple & easy. If I wasn’t loving it up with my bf this weekend I would do this! But next weekend it’s ON! Thanks.
Where can I purchase these supplies? Can somebody give me the link of the online store, I can’t seem to find the link 🙁
It’s the first link in the article. It goes to here:
Looks like they have some more tutorials and some matching noodle bead necklaces too. Someone said the site isn’t encrypted, I think that’s only because she didn’t check out. When I checked out, Firefox showed me that all the info I was entering was secure. I shop online a lot and never had a problem.
they are soooooooooooo cute
These look like so much fun! Time to go shopping for all the materials! <3 they make for such great gifts too!
Which colors of cord did you use in this tutorial from the linked website?
It looks like simple and cheap. the jewelry have more series in the world. I think the best one i known there named pearlacce.com. and yours is the other one.
I think I found a blog that stole your pictures and you tutorial for the green bracelet http://talesandhandmade.blogspot.ro/2013/03/gold-tube-bracelets.html
I love this quick, fun and easy way to create cute bracelets pretty cool!
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Love it great work!
Thanks a ton for your idea. Maybe after this i can make it and give it to my friends.
What size are the spacer beads? Mahalo
Super easy to make! Just made myself a heap of arm candy. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration.
Do you think I could use a waxed cotton cord in place of the leather cord?
Thanks, they’re beautiful and I’ll be making them soon.
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incredible collection, I love it.
hey i was wondering if i could use embroidery floss as a substitute for the chinese knotting cord…thanks!
nice I really love how simp;e it is to make this and how good it looks
Great tutorial! However, the link to the spacer beads is incorrect. Can you please give the measurements of them? Thank you!
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All are really so beautiful. Even its very nice to gift some one.
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Great tutorial! Simple, explicit, and beautifully shot. Thank you.
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Very cool, I need to make some bracelets! Great idea 🙂
Wow!!! The bracelets are so cute 🙂 Wonderful idea!!! I love it 🙂
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I really like the gold tube bracelets. I will have to try this.
Amazing! Simply gorgeous, beautiful and elegant! I just love DIY tutorials so you can create your very own bracelets the way you showed them but in your own style. Thanks for sharing!
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WOW! This is seriously creative.It’s definitely a perfect gift for my sister and the steps to this look quite simple.
Les deux bracelets en or ou peut on les achetés svp!? Si quelqu’un sait dite le moi svp ou donner moi un lien ou l’acheter. 🙂
Love the bracelet very much, it seems not so difficult, i will buy those material and do it myself! thank you for sharing.
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This is so great. I don’t usually go for online tutorials because I find them hard to understand, but your instructions are pretty clear, so thanks very much. These bracelets are gorgeous, so I actually have motivation to do it. How much do the materials cost though? Because I don’t think its worth the extra work if the materials cost a ton. Let me know (:
Also…I did notice that comment with money in it, I’m not sure if it was material prices because it was really long, so I decided not to read it…
This looks amazing!! Must have a go, also do you have a diy for that lovely arrow bangle know where its from? Absolutely in love with it and it compliments those tube bracelets nicely!! x
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Do you have a video you can reccomending that also shows someone making this sliding Chinese knot? I’m having trouble getting exactly what’s going on; are you adding an extra piece of cord in addition to the two ends? Also when I buy these it always seems like glue or wax or something has been added to part of the knot… in any case, thank you!
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This one is gorgeous. Stunning diy project. Will try to make one for my mom. Thanks so much for your posting.
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Adore the simplicity of these bracelets as it really allows for stacking several at a time. But I have had no luck finding the extra pieces like the gold colored arrow, blue Crystal pieces, etc. Would you be so kind as to provide some ideas where I can find such pieces. Thanks again, I really really adore these bracelets.
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