Creating pretty jewellery with a colour or style in mind is my favourite way to choose and discover different beads, materials and techniques. The deep, rich tone of ‘Snorkel Blue’ is great for wearing at any time of year but is perfect for using with bright silver and other metallic tones that catch the light!
For this month’s inspirational colour I decided to use my favourite technique and create a delicate, adjustable Macramé bracelet and place one of my favourite 15mm chakra charms in the centre. These little charms come in two sizes and are ideal for threading onto cord bracelets, adding to a silver necklace or even attaching to an earring base! I chose to finish off my bracelet with matching sterling silver round beads as they have a brilliant shine! Don’t worry if you’ve never done any Macramé knotting before, follow the steps and images below to learn as you go!
YOU WILL NEED
Your choice of sterling silver chakra charm – (Click here to choose)
Nylon cord 1mm (TC407)
Sterling silver rounds (SS41)
Fevi Kwik glue (W471)
Cut 2 x 30cm length strands and 2 x 1 metre length strands.
Thread the 30cm length of cord through a hole on your charm to its halfway point and thread the other 30cm length through the other side of the charm to the halfway point.
Choose one side of your charm and secure those threads to a work surface so that the cords stay taught. Bring the two threads together as they will act as one thread running through the centre of the knots. Thread one of your longer lengths of thread under both the cords to the halfway point. Tie a normal overhand knot at the base of the 30cm thread close to the charm.
Start your Macramé knotting by following the step by step diagrams below.
– Take your right hand cord and pass it over the middle two cords.
– Next, take your left hand cord and place it over the right cord. Move the left cord under the centre cord and up through the middle of the loop on the right side.
– Pull the threads to finish one half of your knot.
– Repeat this process on the opposite side by starting by crossing the left and cord over the middle cords.
Click here to watch a short video on how to create your Macramé square knots.
Create approx. 4.5cm of knotted cord.
Repeat this on the other side of your charm.
Take the 4 ends of the centre cords, lay them side by side and then do a Macramé braid (approx. 6 or 7 square knots) for your sliding knot.
Secure the ends with a drop of glue, being careful not to glue the sliding knot to the centre cords running through it (otherwise it will not be able to slide and adjust). Try gently pulling the centre cords through the sliding knot while the glue dries.
Trim the ends so the sliding knot is neat.
Your adjustable bracelet is finished! Macramé designs are perfect for gifting and selling as they don’t need to be fitted to each persons wrist