What you need

  • Big chinese knot button – you can make this or buy this. I’ve not done a tutorial to show how to make it (yet!) but they are readily available on you tube πŸ™‚ If not, these buttons are found in many haberdasheries πŸ™‚ I saw some at VV Rouleaux over at Marylebone the other day πŸ™‚
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Safety pin/ fabric chalk


Note: like the slightly oriental feel of this DIY? Check out how I turned curtain pulls into a statement necklace– hit your local curtain store/ haberdashery and you’ll be able to get the supplies πŸ™‚


Step 1

Make sure the button is fastened (so it is 1 piece) then wrap it around your wrist.Β Either mentally note where the buttons overlap, of use fabric chalk to mark it. No fabric chalk? A safety pin also works to mark the spot πŸ™‚

Step 2

Glue the parts of the knot button together so that the parts overlap exactly as in Step 1- this is to make sure the cuff fits snugly around your wrist. Leave to dry and you’ve another eye catching piece of arm candy to add to your collection πŸ™‚


In case it’s not clear- the part which buttons the knot works as the clasp of this bracelet! πŸ™‚ If you like something even more fancy, you can add some crystals or studs to your cuff πŸ™‚


And if you want to layer up your arm candy, here are some other gold-themed tutorials for you: Lulu Frost inspired bling bracelet,Β Tory Burch inspired rose bracelet (one of my most popular bracelets actually)Β and Balmain inspired leather cuff.

Written by Zen

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