Begin knotting at the end of the bead cord that does not have the needle attached. This way, there is no risk of you running out of space and having to thread the crystals on the opposite side with no needle.
The decorative skull and bones stamp is detailed, so be sure to keep it steady while hammering.
The stamp is also a little shallow so make sure to hammer pretty hard to create an imprint deep enough to take the patina. You can use a Sharpie® after the patina is wiped off to darken the recesses if needed.
Use a little drop of glue on the end knots before attaching the crimp ends.
One or more parts (or tools) used in this project are no longer available, so we've moved the whole project into the "Misc Jewelry Tutorials with Issues" area while we decide what we want to do about it: find a good sub, re-make this project, or retire the tutorial.
The finished length of this bracelet is 20". It will wrap three times around a 6" wrist. For a larger wrist size, add more crystals and keep knotting!