Hey guys! Caitlin here! Hope you like this tip.
~Here's What You'll Need:
~One old T-shirt, cut into 12 strips each about 1” wide.
~One large lobster clasp
~Two large jump rings
Separate your strips of cotton into two bundles of six strips. Form a loop. This is the first step in creating a sailor knot.
Take your second bundle of strips and arrange it as shown in the second picture.
Weave the second bundle of strips over and under the first as illustrated in the fourth picture.
Weave over/under one more time. You’ve now completed the sailor knot.(If you get tripped up on steps one to four, I highly recommend this sailor knot tutorial:
Pull your knot tightly from both sides (ensuring that you have the same amount of material left on each side) and your knot will look like this. You have successfully formed the center of the necklace
Once your knot is in good shape, flip it to the side and separate the strands into four little bundles of three strands, as shown in picture six.
Take the far right bundle of strands and cross it over, bringing it to the left side.
Repeat this on the left side, taking the far left bundle and crossing it over to the right side. You are essentially forming a fishtail braid.
Continue to crisscross. A pattern will emerge
Continue the crisscross braid until you’ve reached the end of the fabric/your desired length.
Take one of the strands, wrap it around the braid, and firmly knot. (this picture is not shown)
Take another one of the strands, and slide on a jump ring.
Step 13: Firmly cross this strand over and tie another knot, so that the jump ring is now on a loop of cotton.
Cut all of the ends off, leaving just one strand.
Wrap the one strand of cotton around and around, covering up the cut ends and knots from step 11 and step 13
Tuck the ends of this last strand back through the braid.
Repeat steps six to 16 over on the opposite side of the knot.
Step 18: Add a clasp to one side and your necklace is complete!
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