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Macramé Bracelet Trio - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Macramé Bracelet Trio - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Cord bracelets are timeless jewellery. It is true that they have their better and worse moments but for as long as we can remember they have always been in fashion. Especially in summer when they emphasize a beautiful tan.
Monika will show you how to make 3 simple bracelets from a cords, which together create a perfect stack set. Will you start your string adventure with us? Let's Braid!

You can add all the items you need to your basket by clicking the box in the 'Products used' section above, or you can let your imagination run wild and choose your own materials from the links below. Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 

  • Waxed Cord - 2 colours. I chose waxed because I like these strings a lot. They are matte and easy to bend. Thickness at your discretion. I used 1 mm. It is important that it passes through eyes of the connector and the beads. A bracelet without accessories will look interesting from a slightly thicker cord - Basket contents are based on 6.5cm finished bracelets
  • Jewellery Connector -  22 x 14 mm
  • 6mm Firepolish Beads - Holes suitable for the cord. Our beads have the size of the holes in the product description.
  • 8mm CrystaLove™ Faceted Round - Holes suitable for the cord. Our beads have the size of the holes in the product description.
  • Glue
  • Scissors



Remember - 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.

Designed by Monika Wojdyła - June 2021

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Bracelet 1

Measure out the length of the bracelet by adding the length of the strings for adjustment (that is your wrist measurement plus about 10cm). Cut two of these pieces and put one on each side of the connector. 

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We hook one side of the cord to each other. I like the washer with a holder for paper sheets. 

Cut the cord- 4 lengths of one side of the bracelet. We put it under two leading strings so that there are equal parts on both sides.

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We're going to do a flat knot.
Put the cord on the left on the two leading ones.

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Put the cord on the right (x) on the cord on the left, and put the end of the cord (X) under the cords into the loop on the left and tie a knot.

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We make the second knot. The cord on the right is placed on the central - leading cords.

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Put the cord on the left (x) on the cord on the right and put the end of the cord on the left (X) into the loop. We tighten.

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And again, put the cord on the left on the middle cords and put the cord on the right under the cords into the loop - as before. And so until we get the right length - that is half the measure of our bracelet

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We twist our bracelet and begin to weave the second half. Same as the first - flat knots.

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Cut the excess cord on the sides of the bracelet and gently smear it with glue in the place where it was cut. I smeared it with quick-drying glue, but in a brush to hit this point well. With Macramé cords it is enough to melt the strings with a lighter, but in waxed strings it does not hold it well. 

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Time to fasten. We will also weave with a flat knot. We have to arrange the cords of the bracelet so that they run in opposite directions and put a cord under them, with which we will weave. The length of this cords depends on what the long clasp is to be. For me it is about 12 cm of cord.

We weave the whole bracelet with a flat knot.

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Same as before. We cut off the excess cord and gently grease this place with glue. You have to be careful with the fastener so as not to stick anything else, because then the fastening threads.

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We managed to make a bracelet from a string number 1.

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Bracelet 2

We cut the cord about the length of our finished  bracelet plus about 10 cm. We attach to our clip board.

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Cut the cord 2x the length of the bracelet and put it under the leading cord, but somewhere slightly behind the half. We're not going to talk from the beginning. I prefer to have clasp ends where they cannot be seen. 

We will weave with a clockwise spiral knot. 

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And now change. We're going to chat, starting from the left side all the time. Then we'll start to squirm. 

So we knit the second knot.

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And so until we get the right length - that is, half of our bracelet length.

Glue and cut as for bracelet No. 1.

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We put some beads. The cord can split, so it can be slightly hardened with glue at the end and cut diagonally. Then they will pass perfectly.

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We continue to weave. 

Cut the string 2 x the entire length of the bracelet and put it under the leading cord. We start weaving with the left cord and keep it twisting nicely. 

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Time to fasten.

As before (with bracelet No. 1), arrange the ends of the bracelet and put a cord about 15 cm long under them. Everything depends on what the clasp is to be. If it is to be long, it means more cord. As a rule, the cord is 4 times longer than the clasp, but always some 5 cm to make it easy to weave.

Of course, we weave the clasp with a flat knot as we wove the entire bracelet No. 1. 

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We managed to make another bracelet out of cord. 

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Bracelet 3

And the last bracelet. 

We cut the length we need on the bracelet plus about 10 cm.

We also cut two cords of different colours, both 4 times the length of the first piece on which we will weave - it can be a bit more.

We put the first cord under the lead. So that both ends on the right and left are the same length. 

We will weave like bracelet No. 2 always starting from the left side. We will make one knot alternately at one time with the second colour. 

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We put the second colour under the string and we also knit a knot from the left side.

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We have two knots.

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We weave another with the first cord.

Notice how the cords are arranged before proceeding to the knot making process. It is important, otherwise you will not get a brush. One on top of the bright.

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We make a knot.

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Again, notice how the knots are arranged before we start weaving.

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We weave all the way to the end until we get the right length. We weave knots always starting from the left side and always paying attention to guide them well. This during weaving comes out later on by itself.

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We already have the correct length. We cut off what sticks out. We glue and make the clasp as in the previous bracelets. 

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