DIY Rhinestone Sliding Knot Bracelet

I suppose we can call this week’s tutorial somewhat of a refresher course on how to master the perfect sliding knot. But the real reason why I had to recreate this familiar DIY with you is to share a little thing I recently discovered called a crimp end, that’s especially made for rhinestone chain. It’s a nifty finding that attaches to the ends, allowing you to finally put some use to all those few leftover inches of sparkle. Pay close attention and I’ll show you how to add to your growing and ever changing stack!

You’ll need:

Start by cutting the rhinestone chain to any length. Place the last link of the chain into the crimp end. Use the flat nose pliers to fold each of the prongs over the rhinestone. Repeat on the other side.

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 around, towards the the loop. Thread the tip through the opening of the loop.

Push the coil to the right, while pulling the tip at the same time until the knot is tight. Test the adjustable knot by sliding it towards the base of the chain.

Trim any excess cord and melt the tip to secure the knot. Repeat the same steps on the other side.

Your rhinestone adjustable bracelet is finished. And honestly, why not make more in a multitude of colors?

Happy knotting!

(Giles & Brother Cuff & DIY Bracelets; all images by HonestlyWTF)

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84 Comments

  1. Mira wrote:

    The bracelets look so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing. I´ll try that 😀
    xo

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    9.25.12
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  2. Veva wrote:

    So delicate and beautiful!

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  3. Wow, those bracelets are amazing! Very delicate and chic!
    Always love your DIY posts!

    xoxo
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  4. moiminnie wrote:

    Super cute! I might have to try and make some! http://www.moiminnie.blogspot.com xx

    9.25.12
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  5. Olivia wrote:

    So cute! I’m going to have to try this!

    xo Olivia

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  6. Need to try! Love it!

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  7. V. wrote:

    Cute DIY! I’m doing something similar today, might be a post soon on my blog 🙂

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    9.25.12
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  8. style-xyz wrote:

    great DIY! the bracelet look so delicate and cute! 🙂

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  9. Love this! So great to stack all together.

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  10. EUGENIA wrote:

    VERY CUTE AND PRETTY:)

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  11. That Queen wrote:

    wow!! it’s so cute and simple (: thanks!!
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  12. Those crimp ends are genius! Definitely think it’s necessary to make more than one–they look so pretty stacked against one another.

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  13. Alessandra wrote:

    so beautiful!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  14. EmerJa wrote:

    Love the result and it seems really easy!!! 🙂

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  15. LOVE THIS!

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  16. So pretty. As usual, I really want to make your bracelets. All your diy’s are always so great.
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  18. rita wrote:

    amazing..so simple and beautiful*
    love your DIY projects, congrats

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  19. Love this! I am a big fan of all of your DIYs 🙂

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  20. nicole wrote:

    So lovely!

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  21. Valerie wrote:

    haha, gonna try that for sure :)))) but I have cross bead, gonna do that with it :3

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  22. So cute and seems easy enough to follow. Thanks for the tutorial! xoxo
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  23. Rita Kate wrote:

    Erica, you just won first place in the lottery of life. Thanks for the solution to a beading problem.

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  24. brilliant!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
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  25. Floortje wrote:

    Super cute!!

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  26. Jenny wrote:

    Gorgeous! Your bracelet DIY posts are so inspiring!

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  27. Carol wrote:

    I looved it, really beautiful !!
    I’m posting accessories from Beverly Hills on my blog!
    Take a look!

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  28. dorylyn wrote:

    doin this later! so dang cute!

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  29. Mme PiNat wrote:

    Wowwww ! Very nice bracelets ! I love them !

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  30. I’ve been wondering what I could do with all those little pieces of rhinestones!! Very useful tutorial-I just have to find the brass crimps somewhere!

    9.25.12
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  31. Lisa wrote:

    Nice hint of bling with the lovely shades of purple!

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  32. betsy wrote:

    I have chain and was wondering what to do with it, thanks!

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  33. Priya wrote:

    Love the contrast between the gold and purple! I can’t wait to try this out 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial and introducing me to those crimp ends!

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  34. Panda wrote:

    LOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT

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  35. steph wrote:

    the crimp ends are great!! love the giles + brother cuff too 😉

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  36. Namrata wrote:

    These look so delicate and pretty! A stack of these even better. Hope my DIY gets as good soon enough!

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  37. meixi wrote:

    How pretty!! A bunch of these would be good as presents 🙂

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  38. Mania wrote:

    Very nice!! I liked them!!Best regards from Greece!!

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  39. Nadja wrote:

    very cute and so simple. love it! thanks!

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  40. Xeana wrote:

    Absolutely great DIY! I like it!

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  41. M.N wrote:

    Great tutorial! love the result!
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  42. Mocha wrote:

    wonderful
    it’s very nice
    I haven’t got enough place to wear all your models of bracelets on my arm !
    thanks a lot 🙂

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  43. Kelly wrote:

    Its a little trickey to slide the knots to get the braclet on and off by yourself. any tips?

    9.26.12
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  44. Kristiina wrote:

    Love them!

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  45. Kate Jones wrote:

    These are the posts I love about your site! Keep it up!!! 😀

    9.27.12
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  46. Jo wrote:

    Oh these look like a ghetto-er version of the ones from ‘pieces and Chloe’. http://www.etsy.com/listing/105314406/winston-swarovski-crystal-rhinestone

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  47. Güler wrote:

    my DIYs ——-> http://www.facebook.com/doneGK

    like plz:)

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  48. So cute & easy!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Nika

    10.11.12
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  49. A Couple's Gallery wrote:

    Wow, beautiful! You are very inspiring.
    We just had our first bracelet diy post ourselves.
    Do you like it?:

    http://acouplesgallery.blogspot.de/2012/10/diy-nail-bracelet.html#more

    Greetings
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    10.23.12
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  50. Stella wrote:

    gr8, stunning. I have created this. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  51. Lorie wrote:

    Very good post. I will be going through some of these issues as well.
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    11.6.12
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  52. Brenda wrote:

    where can you buy these brass crimp ends with aloop. use for making bracelet’s.

    11.20.12
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  53. afroditi wrote:

    ……

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  54. amazing…. I love it!

    11.25.12
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  55. Rebecca wrote:

    love em 🙂 thx!

    11.28.12
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  56. Nicole wrote:

    Hey! I love this idea. Could someone help me with the part where you begin to thread through the charm and start the knot process? The picture is confusing me! Where’s the charm during that first knot? Under the fingers? Appreciate any help! Time to get my Christmas gifts made!

    12.4.12
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  57. Donna wrote:

    Love all your tutorials, never thought about doing these.

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  58. CONCHITA wrote:

    nicole go to youtube and look all about macrame

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  59. Lisa Yang wrote:

    What a great idea to use the leftover cup chain. I love making this style of bracelet. Thank you for the tips.

    3.30.13
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  60. Kelsey wrote:

    So pretty!!! Unfortunately they’re IMPOSSIBLE to get on by yourself so I never really wear the ones I made :/

    5.26.13
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  61. ibeashop wrote:

    prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  62. Victoria wrote:

    I really like your DIY tutorials! Big compliment on those! But I’m from Switzerland and I wondered where I can buy the material? Is it available on the internet? Where do you get it?

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