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Add Glamour to Your Wrist With This Easy Fishtail Bracelet

Glamming up a bare wrist has never been easier. Whether it’s a cuff, a watch or roped bracelet, you can easily add an accessory for an effortless fashion statement.

Ever since I was a teen, I’ve created hemp and rope bracelets. I would make so many different styles in a variety of colors and loved to give them to my friends as friendship bracelets. If you’ve already perfected the fishtail braid in your hair, then this DIY should be a be a breeze. Today, I want to share another simple friendship bracelet any teen could make and give to someone special.

Fishtail Bracelet DIY

Materials to make Fishtail Bracelet

For this DIY, you’ll need leather cord- this here is a pack consisting of 3 yards- rope, ribbon clasps, scissors, super glue, and pliers.

Rope Bracelet

I purchased 3 yards of cord from my local craft store, but only needed about 12 inches of it. Fold the thicker cord in half and wrap around the wrist to measure the length you need.

Be sure to over estimate a little, just in case you mess up and need to cut a bit more of it off than expected. It should fit loosely as the bracelet will tighten once the second cord is weaved onto it.  In total, I used about 12 inches. Cut the cord at the halfway point so that you now have two separate pieces. This is the base of the bracelet. If the ends become frayed, secure them with a tiny bit of superglue. This will help the ends to slide into the ribbon clasps more easily.

Keep the blue cord (or the second color chosen) still attached to the original packaging. There’s no need to cut this until the end of the weaving process- and keeping it attached will ensure you have enough cord to finish the bracelet.

Prepare to create the Fishtail Bracelet