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Berry Crystal Bracelet Stack

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Berry Crystal Bracelet Stack

Difficulty: Beginner


Learn how to make this Berry Crystal Bracelet Stack using shimmering Chinese Crystal faceted rondelles and satin cord.

Step 1

To make a single bracelet, cut a length of cord measuring 5" longer than your wrist size.
Secure this to a work surface or beading board.
Cut a length of cord measuring approx. 60cm's (2 ruler lengths) or as long as you need to work with.

Step 2

Thread this longer length to the halfway point under your secured cord. Start macrame knotting approx 3" from one end of your taut secured cord. Click here to watch a short tutorial on how to macrame square knot.

Step 3

Create approx. 3 full square knots before threading a bead onto your centre cord.
Continue to complete 2/3 knots inbetween each bead you thread on.
Thread a bead onto the centre cord and bring the two outer cords around the bead.
Finish knotting when you have approx 3" of your centre cord left.
Pull your last knot tight and secure with a drop of glue, then trim the two tails. 

Step 4

Take the 2 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.
Thread a bead onto each end of your crossed cords and knot them in place.