This gorgeous new bracelet by Fernando DaSilva features a little bit of everything in our new Global Chic collection. You are seeing Tapestry Cord, Channel Beads with personalized thread and fish leather centres, Sliders and a unique new finding we call a Hook clasp. Fernando said:
“I selected this style of hook because once a loop is formed on the opposite end of a cord it hooks without a second component. On top of that, it is perfect for mens jewelry, a segment that lacks neutral components.”
The sliders and hooks are available in gold and rhodium.
We’d like to show you how it works.
The first step is to thread some tapestry cord through the single hole. Fold the tapestry cord and cut it at a spot you think it looks best. An inch or slightly longer looks super.
I placed a little Quick Grip glue on the cord before I slid my slider in place to give it a little more security. It is always good to wipe away excess glue at this point.
To create the second side we folded the tapestry cord by itself and repeated the steps to attach the slider. This loop will be used on the opposite side of the hook so use your fingers to make it a little flatter at the end. Make sure you test the sizing before adding your glue.
Here is what both sides should look like.
We let the glue set for a few hours.
Then we cut the extra Tapestry cord away and added a little more glue here to stop any fraying.
The second side now slides right into the open half of the hook.
Most glues perform best if they are left to thoroughly dry over night. Masking tape will help to shape your bracelet during the dry time.