DIY: J.Crew inspired Knotted Twist Bracelet

What You'll Need:
Two strands of glass pearl beads, tiger tail (plastic coated wire,) crimper beads, jump rings, 2.5 feet of chain, clasp, pliers and wire nippers.

Begin by taking your chain (2.5 feet,) and cutting it into three equal length pieces. (Having good wire nippers makes this a lot easier, but if you don't have a pair, sharp scissors will work - it just may take a few tries and you might ruin the scissors.)

Attach each end of the chain to a jump ring, and then attach the jump ring to your clasp.

Repeat on the other side, attaching all three ends to one jump ring.

HYou are now 1/3 of the way there... now it's time to start making the pearl section. Take a jump ring, and make sure that there is no space between the ends of the ring. Cut off a length of tigertail, and attach using the crimper bead. Close the crimper bead with your pliers. String about 8-9 inches of pearl beads, and close the strand with another crimper bead and jump ring.

Repeat two more times so that you have three pearl strands, all the same length.

Attach all three strands to a jump ring. Repeat on the other side.

Basically, you need to look at your chain and your pearl as each being a rope. You will take your two "ropes", and tie them together in a sailor knot. I have too difficult of a time explaining how to make the sailor knot, so I will direct you to this amazing tutorial, which makes it easy to do.

So, follow the directions and make your sailor knot. Then attach the two pearl ends, together to the other part of the clasp.

And here we are!

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