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Macramé Flowers Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Macramé Flowers Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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Last year, we made a Macramé Flower Bracelet together. This time Monika will show you how to make colourful bracelets only from cord. It will be an ideal option for holidays, but not exclusively - after all, handcrafters like to be unique all year round, and macramé does not go out of fashion.

This is another tutorial that is perfect for making for those summer craft fairs we have all been eagerly waiting for. The 0.8mm macramé cord comes in 100m spools and so you can make approximately 50 bracelets, maximising your profit ;) Ready? Let's Braid!

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  • Jewelery Cords - I used 0.8mm Macramé. They can also be waxed , coated , satin - thicker, thinner - it all depends on the finish you want to achieve.
  • Scissors
  • Macramé Board or a Clip Board. 
  • Lighter to melt the string or jewellery glue if you do not melt the string like I do.


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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We cut the cords. I cut 8 x the circumference of my wrist plus 10cm (both colours).  It's best to cut more for the first time and see how it will turn out for you.
We fold the cords in half. One is attached to the board and the middle of the other is placed under the cord. 

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We will weave a flat knot at the beginning - the simplest possible.
Put the cord on the left to the leading one (in my case it is pink), and on the right we put it upwards as shown in the picture.

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Now put this cord on the right (X) under the cords (photo), insert it into the loop on the left and pull it on.

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Now put the cord on the right on the leader, and put the cord on the left on it.

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Put the cord on the left under the cords into the loop on the right and tighten it.

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We weave a piece with a flat knot. It depends on when you want flowers - because you can start weaving them right away.

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We make a loop from the cords with which we weave the bracelet (green for me), turning both cords to the other side - just like in the picture.

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With a cord underneath - we will wrap both around the green loop. First, one on the right, going up over the green cord, and then the tip is placed under the green cord.

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And so we wrap the green cords on the other side. Put the pink one over the green cords and then pass the tip under them.

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This is what it should be like.

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And tighten, slowly pull the green cord - we pull them to the right and left, and tighten the pink ones down. 

The first time it was a bit difficult for me, but now I do it intuitively. So don't be discouraged. 

The first flower petal will come out for you.

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Now we will be pink on the green cord.

We give the pink cord on the right to the green one.

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Place the end of this pink cord under the green one to a loop and tighten it

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Now put the pink cord under the green one to form a loop.

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We put the tip over the green to a loop - as in the photo - making a knot.

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Another petal is behind us.

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On the same - green - cord, we make another such petal. 

We make a knot by first going over the green cord, and then under it.

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We make the same petals on the green cord on the left.
When making knots, first go over the green cord, and then under. 

Pictures that are most understandable are the best.

The first petal:

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Second petal:

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This is what our flower should look like:

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Now we make a loop of green cords as in the beginning.

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And we wrap both pink cords around the loops as we did before.

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We draw the green ones, pulling them to the sides, and the pink ones down.

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You can now start making another flower at once by repeating steps 6. Then all the flowers will be connected to a wreath. 

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And I'm starting another flower.

This time I will give photos in turn without description:

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We have the length we are interested in, so we melt or glue the last knots and cut off the excess cord on the side. I stuck Hasulith by applying it with a small brush. I pulled off the excess with my finger because this glue, unlike other glue, easily comes off my hands and the excess can be easily removed from the cord.

While melting, I have burned the strings since I can remember this is what happens to me and every time I try to melt I break the whole bracelet. So don't worry if you have a problem with that. The world doesn't collapse. 

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We make a fastener with a flat knot. Depending on how long it is to be, cut the cord from 10 cm or more.
We arrange the ends and weave.

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If the clasp is the right length, cut the cord on the sides. We glue or melt the cord so that it does not undo and it's ready.

When gluing the clasp, be careful to lubricate only the side of the clasp and at the knots, because when the glue gets on the cords on which we weave, there will be a fixed clasp, which is not what we mean. 

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This is my floral cord bracelet.

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This tutorial will show you how to take it a step further and add beads to your petals:

How to make a Macramé Flower Bracelet

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