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large crimping bead
To start, I measured the leather cord by wrapping it around my wrist 5 times and cut two pieces this length. I tied the two pieces together with a simple knot at one end and secured the knot with a dab of glue. Now I was ready to start weaving in the beads.
I threaded a needle through the elastic and picked up a small gold bead. Holding the gold bead in the center of the two pieces of leather, I wrapped the elastic around one cord then back through the bead then around the other cord then loaded the next bead. I left a long tail of elastic which I later wove back up through the beads.
I continued to weave until it was able to wrap it around my wrist almost four times. One the desired length, I wove the remaining elastic string back up through the beads and tied the two leather cords together tying a jump ring in the knot. I attached a lobster clasp to the jump ring to create one side of the closure. I trimmed the excess leather from the knot and melted the ends with a match. For the other side, I took an extra large crimping bead to create a loop, then also trimmed the excess leather.
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