DIY Chan Luu Style Bohemian Wrap Bracelet

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These trendy bracelets are fairly simple to make and really fun!

If you are an absolute beginner, try making a shorter version first so you get an idea for how it’s done.

The best beads to use are Czech Firepolish Rounds. You can use all one size or different sizes for a graduated look like in this bracelet. I also used Gemstone Doughnuts because I like the added variety.

Use any colors you like, for color palette inspiration, check out our color pages. I chose to use light brown leather cord, contrasting black thread (remember, your thread will be visible so choose the color wisely), and a variety of bead colors that had a natural, semi-precious look to them.

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Supplies:

Leather Cord 1.5mm thickness about 76 inches for a bracelet that wraps around five times a 7inch wrist. You will need to alter this length based on your own wrist size. Measure the cord around your wrist however many times you want it to wrap (more than five starts getting very unwieldy and I wouldn’t recommend it) and then double that length. Leave some extra cord just in case.

Pewter button

Thread: This length of bracelet will require you to add more thread as you go along. When you have less than 8 inches of thread left, add more thread.

Beading needle

Scissors

A clipboard

Beads: You can use almost any beads for this bracelet and the amount will vary depending on the length of your bracelet and your design. In this bracelet, I used:

27 9x6mm Gemstone Doughnuts in Green Turquoise Picasso and Earthy Multi Celsian

15 8mm Firepolish Rounds in Pink Mix

66 6mm Firepolish Rounds in Happy Mix

48 4mm Firepolish Rounds in Green Brown Mix Picasso

16 3mm Firepolish Rounds in Bronze

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3mm Bronze Firepolish Round Beads

Steps:

Once you have your cord cut to the right length, thread the pewter button onto your cord all the way to the middle (bring the two ends of the cord together to find the perfect middle).

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Clamp the button with the clipboard.

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Thread your needle and secure the thread to your cord with a square knot, close to your button. Weave around the cord several times to secure the thread.

Pick up the first bead you are using (I started with the 4mm beads) and thread through it from the top, making sure your thread is underneath the top cord but above the bottom cord. Then thread through the same bead from the bottom, this time with your thread on beneath the bottom cord and coming out above the top cord. You are making a figure 8 with your thread.

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Pick up the next bead and repeat. You will continue doing the same thing with all your beads until your bracelet is finished. Click on the photos below for a bigger image.

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Now adding a 6mm bead.

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Now adding an 8mm bead.

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Your bracelet is starting to come together.

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Now adding the Gemstone Doughnuts.

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You’ve reached the end of your bracelet. When you have reached the appropriate length, secure the last bead with a knot and several rounds of threading.

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Tie a simple overhand knot with both strands of cord close to the last bead.

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Make a second overhand knot after the first that’s slightly larger than the diameter of the button. Check the fit before pulling it tight.

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Trim any excess cord and your bracelet is ready to wear!

Bohemian Wrap Bracelet Leather Cord and Beads Chan Luu Czech Glass

Perfect for any summer outing! Enjoy!

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34 responses to “DIY Chan Luu Style Bohemian Wrap Bracelet

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  2. Love this! Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Good idea ; very useful for the lost beads !

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  6. Really great tutorial. I love this style of bracelet.

  7. Do you use regular sewing thread?

  8. Florence Scovel sells wrap bracelets and that they ar nice. i’m an enormous addict. I ordered like ten times already. Their web site is florencescoveljewelry.com. Check them out you’ll love it!

  9. What a wonderful DIY trick! I think I want to make some soon at home. Keep spreading good vibe, xoxoxo

  10. wonderful tutorial ! Thank you

  11. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial! I just finished up one with brown, green, and orange beads on brown cord.

  12. Very nice work. I loved it. Thank you so much!

  13. Lots of fun to make

  14. HI! what do u do if your thread breaks or you run out of thread? especially those wraps that go around the wrist a couple of times??? TIA

  15. Thanks for pinning this, I love it!!

  16. Love your easy to follow tutorials

  17. Hi there, what do you do when you run out of thread before the bracelet is done ?

  18. Thank you for this. I have been wanting to try this, but wasn’t sure how to do it.

  19. Awesome tutorial love the picture I am so visual. Thanks I am anxious to try.

  20. Wow.. looking to buy wholesale for our retail store in Burbank, ca

  21. WOW!! I am brand spanking new to jewelry making, and you explained this bracelet so well. I can hardly wait to make one!
    I just have one question.. What size leather cording are you using?

    • Hi Alethea, we are glad you like this easy and fun project. We have used 1.5 mm leather cord for it, but almost every size will do. Please check leather cords on our site. Go to SUPPLIES>CORD>LEATHER CORD .
      Don’t forget to like our facebook page and enter a giveaway on our facebook page. You may win free beads. Bead your heart out – Eureka

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