For these, start with three strands of hemp about 16″ long for a bracelet-length.  You’ll want to go longer for an ankle-length bracelet – between 18″ and 20″.  You can also use cotton cord, it doesn’t have to be hemp – whatever you happen to have on-hand, or like the looks of.  You just want it to be fairly thin so that the beads will fit.
Tie a knot about 1/4″-1/2″ off center.  Thread your word bead onto the center strand.

With one thread going over the top, and one going under the bottom, carefully tie another knot on the other side of the bead.  Keep the threads as snug as you can.

I decided to braid each end to finish it off, but you could easily just be done here without the additional braiding, and tie them on loose.  That’s it – I told you this one was a simple idea.
What word would you choose?

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