1. cowrie shell focal bead (or other seashell with hole)
2. two cords / twines in different colors (same length)
Step 1. Pick the yellow cord and fold the cord in half at the midpoint and insert the fold through the hole of the cowrie shell.
Step 2. Bring the two cord ends through the fold and pull the cord ends until the head knot snug to the right of the focal bead.
Step 3. Repeat the step to tie the green cord at the opposite side.
Now you should have two cords (yellow and green) in the left and right of the shell respectively.
Step 5. Coil the ends around the two parallel cords 2 -3 times.
Step 6. Thread the yellow cord ends through the loops and draw the ends out completely.
Step 7. Pull the yellow cord tight. The first sliding knot is done.
This is my finished cowrie shell bracelet.
A simple adjustable cowrie shell bracelet is so easy to make and it can fit almost every wrist!!