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Amethyst Macramé Bracelet - Jewellery making tutorial

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Amethyst Macramé Bracelet - Jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Leah Connolly

Difficulty: Beginner

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Leah has created this cute amethyst macramé bracelet tutorial, perfect for the Summer months and great to match with that Summer dress that has been hiding in the wardrobe. Switch the colour of the cord and beads to your desired colours. Ready? Let's Get Creative!

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Designed by Leah - May 2022

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Cut 30cm of cord and place on a macrame board. (If you do not have a board there are other ways to secure in place, by taping the cord to a flat surface or using a clipboard.) Cut 2 metres of cord to use as your braiding cord. Find the halfway point of the braiding cord you have just cut (1 metre) and place it under the main cord to form a cross. 

With your left braiding cord create a half knot by placing it over the center cord and with your right braiding cord go under the left braiding cord, center cord and up through the loop created. 

Pull both braiding cords in opposite directions to create your first half knot, as shown in the picture.

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Repeat step one but now you will start with the righthand side cord. So, place it over the main/center cord. With your left braiding cord go under the right braiding cord and center cord and up through the loop created. Pull both braiding cords in opposite directions to create your first full square knot. 

Continue until you have 4cm of braid, however this will be dependent upon what size wrist you have. The center part of the bracelet that have the 4mm rounds and night cairo beads measure 6.5cm, so you can base the length of your bracelet around that. 

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Now to start adding the beads, add 1 x 4mm seamless round to each braiding strand. Continue with the same macramé technique. Create a full square knot before you add a further 1x 4mm bead to each braiding strand. Continue this process until you have used 5 x 4mm seamless rounds on each side. 

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To create the center part of your bracelet, add 1x 4mm seamless round, 1x 10mm night cairo and 1x 4mm seamless round to the center cord. I found that singeing the end of the cord really helped with threading the beads on. On the left-hand cord thread 5x 4mm seamless round and do the same for the right-hand cord. 

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Create a full square knot and repeat step 3 with just adding the 4mm seamless rounds to the braiding cords. Once you have completed the braid, trim and glue/singe the cord in place. 

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We now need to create a sliding knot, place the ends of the bracelet ends together in opposite directions.

Cut 40cm of cord which will be your braiding cord. Create 4 full square knots using the same braiding technique as before. This time round there will be two central cords you will be braiding onto. Cut any excess cord and singe/glue into place. 

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To add the beads onto the ends of your bracelet. Tie a double knot on one end of the bracelet, 4cm from the sliding knot. Thread on 3x seamless round beads. Tie another double knot after the beads and trim the excess cord. Your bracelet is now complete. 

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