Finally something I can do (perhaps harder to explain). You guys are
all so advanced you kind of intimidate me!
This for a 2 knot bracelet, but can be adapted to a 4 knot one fairly
Cut 4 pieces of wire at 12" for a small two knot bracelet. (I
have used 18 gauge and 16 gauge)
Cut 2 pieces of wire at about 15"
Wrap strands around a bracelet mandrel and bypass them taping so
about 3 1/2" sticks out each side.
On each end measure back about 3/4" and another 3/4" (you might
decide to make this area smaller or larger depending on the size of
wire and number of wraps)
To make the knot bend 180 degrees at the mark that is 1 1/2" from
the tip then at the mark nearest the tip bend 180 degrees (the tips
of the wire will have gone 360 degrees so they are back parallel to
the original wire. Don't flatten this area too much.
Wrap the 15" wire around this flattened knot (tuck the end in
parallel to the original 4 wires so it is not seen on top of the
knot). I wrap the 15" wire around 12 times then tuck it down through
the original "knot" and go around the outside of the 12 wraps and
between them and the original turned back knot. I do this twice. Hide
the end inside the knot behind one of the first 2 turns on the
Do the same on both sides.
I use these specific numbers so I have 4 wires (for the seasons) 12
wraps (for the months) and 2 knots (for the sun and the moon). I had
planned to make some of these for sale, but it takes so much wire and
some time to do, so it is one of the few pieces I will actually give
away to close family.
Perhaps I should put some sort of directions on the site. I will try
to get a photo up within a few days.
Hope it helps,