While at the beach, Kat and I were inspired to make some jewelery. We picked up some nylon rope at a hardware store (it's also great for securing your cooler while tubing). You only need a couple more simple supplies to make this bracelet yourself.
You'll need a lighter, a ruler, nylon rope, tweezers, scissors, and a wooden bead with a hole large enough for your rope to fit through.
1/Cut two lengths of rope at least 20" long. Use your lighter to melt the ends a bit so they don't fray. I found that it was best to use the side of the flame. Holding the lighter directly under the rope caused it to turn brown or black, but using the edge of the flame let me control how fast it melted. 2/String your bead on to one of your lengths of rope, pulling it to the center of the rope. 3/Fold your second piece of rope in half and hold it behind the first. 4&5/Pull the ends of your rope through the loop and tighten. 6/Take the strands from your first rope and carry them over the second. 7&8/Pull the ends of the rope through the loop and tighten.
11&12/Repeat steps 6-10 until your bracelet is long enough to go all the way around your wrist.
13/Make your last knot loosely. 14&15/Pull the ends of your other rope through only enough to make a loop and tighten. 16/Flip your bracelet and tie knots in the remaining ends. 17/Trim the ends of your ropes. 18&19/Use your lighter to melt the ends of your rope and squeeze them together with your tweezers to secure your knots. 20/Pull the bead through the loop to secure your bracelet.
Make another bracelet to share with a friend and rock your summer time nautical style!