Chain Link Tutorial
1. Choose 2 round plastic laces and remove the S hook from the drawer of your My Lanyard Maker. (The example uses the colors Purple & Green).
2. Insert your S hook into the space provided on the end of your MyLM. Be sure to slide the peg all the way into it’s holding place so it is flush with the end of your MyLM. To follow the directions below, place the hook into the end that has the D number/letter combinations.
3. The Purple & Green laces will need to be cut to 48 inches in length (for an approximate 6 inch bracelet). Place your laces together end to end and measure approximately 12 inches. Fold your laces at the 12 inch mark to form a loop and tie a knot. Be sure your knot is big enough to fit onto your S hook. Secure your loop on the S hook.
4. Separate your laces by placing your 2 shorter laces together in slot 4B. You can wrap the ends of these laces around the slots next to them to help keep them secure because they will not be moving for this particular pattern. Your remaining long purple lace should hang loose to your left and the green lace should hang loose on your right. This will set up your laces to begin your pattern.
5. To begin, take the purple lace from your left side and feed it under the laces in 4B in the shape of a #4 to form a loop. Feed your purple lace around your center laces and up through the loop you just made.
6. Pull your purple lace tight towards the center. It will continue to hang loose on the left hand side.
7. Take the green lace on your right and feed it under the laces in 4B in the shape of a backwards #4 to form a loop. Feed your green lace around your center laces and up through the loop you just made.
8. Pull your green lace tight towards the center. It will continue to hang loose on the right hand side. Your laces are now back in their starting positions.
9. Continue steps 5-8 until your chain link bracelet is your desired length. If you want to add beads to you bracelet, you can add them at any time. Simply, remove the laces secured in slot 4B, slide a bead onto the laces and re-secure your laces. You will continue knotting your laces the same way you did except the laces will now wrap around the bead.
10. Once your bracelet is complete knot the ends together and your bracelet is ready to wear.