Lisa and I originally wrote a couple blog entries on this topic, and I thought it’d be helpful to combine it all in one easily accessible place. Enjoy!
The fabric string is a cheap and colorful alternative to getting the silver bracelet. They come in a variety of colors including black, blue, gray, green, purple, orange, red, and pink (with silver tips), and in blue, khaki, and black (with gold tips). Pandora also has a leather version but it only comes in black with silver or gold tips.
I scanned the Pandora store instructions on how to tie the fabric strings for their displays. These pages are usually for their employees only — thank you to the helpful Pandora sales specialist that shared this info! The Pandora webpage also has more instructions on how to tie the fabric string but it’s surprisingly hard to find on their site. You have to find one of their brochure links on the product page and then there’s another link on the left hand side menu. To save you some time, here’s the direct link to their official guide to tying Pandora fabric cord necklaces ;).
Pandora posted a link to their “How to Tie the Knot” guide to using the fabric string lariats on their Facebook page. It’s nice to see them promote that page as it’s not really easy to find on their homepage. Here’s some pictures to illustrate:
The guide covers some basic techniques for using the lariats:
1.) Closing the a lariat bracelet with a simple knot
2.) Use knots on the lariats as section dividers
3.) Braiding several lariats together to make a braided bracelet
4.) Making a “Collector” style bracelet (Pandora also calls this an “Infinity Knot” sometimes)
5.) Using the toggle accessories to close a bracelet
6.) Various ideas on lariat-based necklaces
Personally I find items (4) and (6) the most useful in the guide as the other ones are pretty straightforward. Pandora jammed a ton of ideas and examples into their Necklace section but without a lot of explanations. It feels like they had wanted to make a separate guide for them at some point with all those picture marked with numbered steps, but decided to lump it in with the bracelets. I hope they expand this out a bit more in the future and add some explanatory text, or better yet make a video! I’m definitely a more visual learner — pictures are good, but having someone show me in a video is even better!
I made a Pandora fabric string bracelet tutorial video on how to use the “infinity knot” to create a unique bracelet: