Bracelets are a universal type of jewelry, worn in many cultures by both genders for centuries. Like most jewelry, bracelets come in many designs.
The woven and beaded bracelets are especially popular among teens and friends today. They are great for making promises and expressing personalities given their colorful designs.
You however need to know how to securely tie such bracelets. You might otherwise end up losing a sentimental gift when it slips and falls. That is why in this post we are going to share with your different ways to securely tie your bracelets.
We will also share with you some of the secure bracelet knots that may come in handy while tying your bracelet.
How To Tie A Bracelet So It Won’t Come Off
The following are some steps you can follow when it comes to tying your bracelets.
Tying Several Loops.
The steps below are to show you how to tie bracelets with Half Hitch Knot and Larks Head buckles, which include a loop/buckle on one end of the bracelet and two braids on the other end. You can easily perform these steps on your own and they are as follows:
Wrap the bracelet around your wrist. Take one of the two braids and pass it through the buckle. Hold the braid against your palm using your fingers.
Pass the second braid through the buckle and in the opposite direction as the first braid. Hold it along the length of your arm and pull it to tighten the bracelet, ensuring it is as snug as possible. This is because the bracelet will loosen a little as you continue tying it.
Take the second braid and pass it through the buckle and hold it against your palm with your fingers, like the first braid.
Now pass the first braid through the buckle in the opposite direction as your palm, holding it along the length of your arm. Again, pull the braid to secure the loop you have formed.
Repeat steps 3 and 4, this is for extra security. If there is still more room you can repeat steps 3 and 4. You should end up forming 2-3 knots depending on how much room you had left.
For extra security, you can tie an overhand knot that will hold the loops in place. This is, however, an optional step, since the loops will already hold the bracelet securely in place.
This type of knot is a slightly tidier look and is suitable for bracelets made with kumuhimo, waxed cotton, and leather or suede chords. The steps are as follows:
Cut a short chord about 10-15cm that you will use with the bracelets chords. Wrap the bracelet around your wrist with both end chords of the bracelets overlapping such that their endpoints are facing away from each other
Take the extra chord and make a loop on one end. Lay the loop against the point the two bracelet chords overlap and use the longer part of the extra chord to wrap around the loop and the bracelet chords at the point where they overlap.
Wrap the chord about five times ensuring they are done loosely. That’s because you will have to thread the remaining bit of the extra chord back through the wraps.
Once you have threaded the extra chord through the wraps and the loop, slowly pull the extra chord so you end up with two ends of the chord on either side of the wraps you’ve made. Now pull the two ends of the cord to tighten the wraps you made but not too tight that the bracelet chords won’t be able to slide through.
Once the wraps are tight and neat, tie a knot on either side of the wraps, to hold them in place. You can also tie the ends of the bracelet chords or decorate them with beads so they don’t slip through the wraps.
Cut off the excess of the extra chord on both ends from the base of the knots you created. Now you can hold both ends of your bracelet chords and pull them away from each other to tighten the bracelet around the wrist. You can ensure the bracelet remains tight by tying an overhand knot over the wraps using the bracelet chords.
Using Super Glue or Clear Nail Polish.
This trick uses a simple overhand knot but it is secured with the use of glue or polish. It is the best method when wearing the Never Take It Off type of bracelets. You will need help from a friend with this. The following are the steps you can follow:
Wrap the bracelet around your wrists. You can do this several times based on how long your bracelet chords are.
Place an index finger or pinky finger under the bracelet to ensure that the bracelet is not extremely tight. Now you can tie the first overhand knot to secure the bracelet on your hand.
Apply a small amount of super glue or clear polish over the knot. This will strengthen the knot even more and help hold it in place. Once the polish or glue dries, tie one more overhand knot and cut off the excess chords or the bracelet.
Other types of knots include the surgeons’ knot and the square knot, both of which are also sometimes used when weaving bracelets.
When securing your bracelets around your wrist, always ensure that you don’t do it too tightly as that may end up being uncomfortable for you.
Once you master these steps to securely tying your bracelet, you never have to worry about losing your bracelets ever again.
Note that applying super glue or nail polish will mean that you won’t be able to take off the bracelet.
So only use these products on bracelets that are safe to shower with.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.