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How to make a macramé bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make a macramé bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

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How to make a macramé bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Leah Connolly

Difficulty: Beginner

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Join Leah and learn how to create this cute macramé bracelet. This design is so versatile as you can add as many beads as you would like or you can keep it simple and just use cord. Leah has created different styles of this bracelet whilst still using the same macramé technique. It is fascinating that the same bracelet can look so different when adding beads to it. Why not create a couple of bracelets to make a stack, you could even use thinner cord to adapt the bracelet. The choice is yours. Gather your cord and maybe some beads and let's start braiding. 

Materials used:

Macramé™ cord - I used 1.5mm for the blue bracelet and 1mm cord for the purple bracelets, feel free to use thinner cord to make a smaller delicate bracelet.
8mm Round bead - I used a SeaStar™ 8mm round for the purple bracelet but there are so many ways you can jazz up your design. A connector bead would work perfectly with this design or instead of the 8mm round in the centre add magatama or seed beads to the loops to create a different look. 

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 


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Cut 2x pieces of cord measuring approximately 30cm and pin it to your board.

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Cut 2x 150cm of cord. With the first cord, fold in half and place under the main cord. 

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Place the ends of the cord through the loop created and pull tight to create a knot. 

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With the second cord place a loop on the alternate side and place the ends of the cord through the loop and pull tight to create a knot. 

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Take the right hand side cord, the one at the top as seen in the picture marked with a star and place it over the top of the main cord. 

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With the end of the cord thread it through the loop of the same cord and pull tight to create a knot/loop. 

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Using the same right hand cord, now place the cord under the main cord and loop back through to create a knot. Pull tight. 

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We repeat the same process on the other side. Take the cord marked with a star and place the cord over the top of the main cord. 

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Place the cord through the loop and pull tight. Place the same cord under the main cord, thread through the loop and pull tight. 

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Now go back to the right hand cord and use the cord that's next in line (the one that's at the top marked with a star). 

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Create the same loops, the first one over and the next one under to create the knot. 

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Repeat on the other side and continue until you have reached your desired length. I braided and made the loops bigger as I got towards the middle of the bracelet. 

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To finish cut and burn the ends of the braiding strands, so that you are just left with the two main cords in the centre. 

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To secure the braid in place, tie a knot at each end with the main cord. 

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At this point you could use the main cord to tie to your wrist or you can create a sliding knot. Click here to follow one of our useful Beads Direct video tutorials to show you how to create a sliding knot :) 

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Once you have created your sliding knot, you could add beads to both strands. You may have to burn the ends of the cord to enable the bead to be threaded on. Thread the bead on and tie a knot to secure in place. Cut any excess cord. 

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And there you have it, your macramé bracelet is complete. We would love to see your designs on our Facebook Group which is full of creative crafters and handmade enthusiasts. 

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