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Oval Link Macramé bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

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Oval Link Macramé bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

Designed by: Leah Connolly

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Leah will show you how she created this cute oval link macramé bracelet, using the delicate oval connectors. You can adapt the design by changing the amount of oval connectors you use or using another colour/style of cord. Ready? Let's Make it!

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Designed by Leah - May 2022

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To create the central part of your bracelet, attach a jump ring to your oval connector and follow the sequence in the image.

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To create the macramé strap. Cut 30cm of 0.8mm cord and thread one end through the  jump ring of the central part of your bracelet, pull the thread through to the half way point. Cut 60cm of 0.8mm cord, this will be your weaving cord. Place it under the cord just added, making sure you have the same amount of length either side of the cord.

If you are new to the macramé technique we have a useful video tutorial - which can be found here. 

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With your left braiding cord create a half knot by placing it over the center cords and with your right braiding cord go under the left braiding cord and center cords.  Pull both braiding cords in opposite directions to create your first half not. Repeat on the righthand side to create a full square knot. Continue until you have reached your desired length. It may be worth measuring how big you would like your bracelet to be, so you can adjust the size accordingly.

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With your weaving cord cut and glue/slightly singe onto your design. With one end of the main/center cord, thread on a calotte (this might be a little tricky). I would suggest slightly singeing the end of the cord, so that it acts like a needle.  Tie a knot inside the calotte and close in place. Cut any excess cord. With the other end of the cord cut and glue/slightly singe the cord to secure in place. Alternatively, if you can thread both strands through the whole in the calotte, that would work too. 

Make a loop with the hook on the calotte and attach your jump ring and clasp. Repeat to create the other side of your bracelet.

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Repeat steps 2-4 to create the other side of your bracelet.

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