Ornate filigree beads bring elegance to this relaxed yet refined wrap bracelet. And the mix of gold and silver beads make it go with just about anything! This is one of our most popular designs. The way the large beads have movement while simple knots hold the small beads in place — it’s just magical!
We loved this design so much we made a version in gray with mixed metals. We think the rose gold filigree beads are just so pretty!
You can watch the video below to see how to make your own Filigree Wrap Bracelet from start to finish. We’ll show you how to create a loop for the clasp with a simple overhand knot. Then we’ll show you how to create a pattern with the filigree and mixed metal beads, adding knots along the way to hold the small beads in place. You can refer to the step-by-step how-to below with all the instructions and step photos, too. It’s such a fun bracelet to make! And if you like the materials we used to make this bracelet, you can buy a kit to make your own right here in our shop!
Video: How To Make The Filigree Wrap Bracelet
How To Make The Filigree Wrap Bracelet
35″ Length of Coral sueded cord, 3mmx1.5mm wide
70″ Length of Coral sueded cord, 3mmx1.5mm wide
7 Large silver tone filigree beads, 11mmx9.5mm with 5mm hole
4 Gold tone beads, 8mmx5mm with 4.5mm hole
3 Silver tone gold tone beads, 8mmx5mm with 4.5mm hole
1 Silver tone S-hook clasp, 22mm
Chain-nose pliers (optional)
1. To get started making your bracelet, fold the longer cord in half. Then line up the folded end with the end of the shorter cord.
2. To make a loop for the clasp, take all three cords in your hand and tie a simple, overhand knot approximately ¾” from the folded end. You can loosen and move the knot up to make loop smaller if needed before tightening the knot.
3. Next feed two of the cords through a large filigree bead. (This is why you need large hole beads for this project!)
Slide the filigree bead up toward the loop end.
4. After you slide the filigree bead onto two cards, you will have one cord leftover. Take that single cord and tie a simple knot about 2″ from the loop end.
Then slide on a small gold bead, pushing up to that knot. Tie a knot on other side of the small bead. The knots will hold the bead in place.
5. Now take one cord from the large filigree bead and pair it with the single cord from the small bead. Feed those two cords through a large filigree bead, as in step 3.
6. Repeat step 4 to add a knot, a small silver bead this time, and a knot to the single leftover cord about 2″ from the last knot. The spacing of the knots doesn’t have to be exact, but you can measure 2” between knots if you like! Continue this pattern with the cords, beads, and knots until all the beads are used.
7. Ready for the clasp! Slide the S-hook clasp onto the longest cord and fold that cord back on itself.
8. Now take all four strands in your hand and tie a simple overhand knot, like the knot you made in step 2.
Wrap the bracelet around your wrist three times to test the length. If you need to adjust the size of your bracelet, loosen the knot and slide the clasp out to make the bracelet longer or in to make it shorter. Then retie the knot.
10. For a finishing touch, trim the ends by the clasp and loop to about ½”. (We think the little ends are fun!) To wear the bracelet, wrap it around your wrist three times and connect the S-hook clasp to the loop.i
Once your bracelet is wrapped around your wrist, slide the filigree beads around to get them where you want. We love that they move around, while the small mixed metal beads stay put because of the knots. So cool!
We love this bracelet so much, we created kits for it in our Shop! The kits include all of the materials above. You can choose coral with silver filigree beads or elegant gray with rose gold filigree beads. (Both combinations are so pretty, we couldn’t pick just one!) Let us know how your Filigree Wrap Bracelets turn out for sure. And write in if you have any questions for us. We love hearing from you!
Jennifer & Kitty