I was  gobsmacked (British slang for astounded) by Taiwanese crafter Xiaoxi's delicate braided cord bracelet tutorials.  I've selected three to really show how clever they are.

That is because she combines tight braiding with macrame, a touch of Chinese knotting - a real hybrid of techniques all of her own. There are no English subtitles so you will have to watch carefully...and practice. She makes it look easier than it really is.

The first bracelet tutorial has a row of 3 flowers.  I like how she begins by twisting a section of the doubled up cord set.  At the end this section is the loop for the ball knot to fasten the bracelet.

Also take note of the gold thread sections which add elegant color bands. She makes use of the ancient technique of hiding wrapped thread ends neatly as decorative elements.

This knotted focal bracelet tutorial uses a lot of the wrapping technique. Note how she secures metal rings on either side of the knot. She also has a metal ring at one end of the bracelet in place of a ball knot as the fastener.

This concentric knot bracelet tutorial how a metal connector can be added to the design. Don't be confused with glimpses of her braiding a paracord. That is this instructor's way of showing in larger scale, how the braiding or macrame is done before she switches to the delicate cord for the actual work!

The fastening is the common Shambala style bracelet one.

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