What you need:
- Big chinese knot- you can get these at most handicraft stores.
- 4 long strands of satin- each strand can go around your waist 3 times (Any number of strands really, depending on your thickness preference. I chose 4 as, when doubled, it makes 8- lucky number in Chinese culture and I thought it’d be in keeping with the theme!)
- 5-8 silver beads (optional for accents)
Lay the cords alongside each other, end to end, then fold in half. Place around your waist- from the loop formed, mark where it fits snugly around your waist. You can use fabric chalk or a safety pin to mark the spot
Take the end with the loop and pull it through the hole at one end of the Chinese knot. Take the other end of the cords and pull firmly through the loop (made with the cord). Tighten.
Pull the 8 ends of the cords through the other end of the Chinese knot. It’s OK if there is a little discrepancy in the length of the ends as long as it can still go around your waist comfortably.
Make an overhand knot around the Chinese knot and tighten such that the knot is at the exact spot which you marked in Step 1.
And you’re done! As an optional finishing touch, you could add some silver beads to the loose cords tassel hanging (from Step 2). To do so, just thread the silver bead through, then knot 2x below the bead. Apply a touch of glue to make sure it’s stable. I think it’s nicer if the beads are all at different heights, but up to you of course 🙂
Note: most beads have holes too small to thread through cords. Pandora style beads are great choices.
What do you think? I think the photography has to be improved 😛 First time taking a fashion shot, do forgive me 🙂