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Rainbow Macramé Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Rainbow Macramé Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Ewelina Smak

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High summer! We have already taken off thick sweaters and we are reaching for light, summer outfits. But what to wear with an airy dress or a delicate blouse? Delicate, summer bracelets that can be worn together, in matching or contrasting colours. I have prepared tutorials for a series of 4 different macramé bracelets - This week I will show you how to make a brightly coloured bracelet with size 6/0 TOHO™ rounds. You can purchase a mix of your favourite colours or use up odds and ends from your stash. It's possible to make approx. 36 of these bracelets from 1 real of the waxed cord so this is another great one for those making to sell. Ready? Let's braid!

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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.

Designed by Ewelina Smak - October 2017

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Pass the shorter cord through a jump ring.  We catch it in half and tie a knot.

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We catch the longer cord in the middle and hook it under the shorter cord on our working mat.

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We put beads of any colour on the ends of our cord. The number of beads depends on the length of the bracelet we want to make. For me it was 23 beads on a cord. We tie knots at each end of the cord so that our beads do not fall off.

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Now we come to the braiding of our bracelet. We're going to be using Shamballa knots, and we're going to put our beads in between. So we tie the first knot on the right and, without a bead, the knot on the left.

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We put a bead on and tie a knot so that we get a small triangle. We bring another bead, this time to the left. We tie the knot into a triangle again.

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And so we proceed until we run out of beads.

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To finish the work, tie the right and left knots without any beads.

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This is what our work should look like after performing the activities so far.

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We put a link on our leading cords (i.e. those on which we had beads). We tie a knot and tighten it tightly. We cut all the cords and melt them to protect our work.

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We put the clasp on and as many jump rings as we need. I also put 2 beads on one of the jump rings for decoration.

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