Seashore Bracelet Collection
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Designed by: Katrina
Cut a length of cream 0.5mm thread approx the measurement of your wrist plus 2".
Take one end of the thread and pass it through a calotte finding. Thread on a crimp bead and then pass your thread back down through the calotte.
Pull approx. 1" of thread through as the tail and squash the crimp bead.
Close the calotte and roll the hook to create a secure loop. (Watch a tutorial on how to use a calotte and crimp bead HERE)
Start threading on your seed beads, remember to thread them over the tail that is exiting your calotte finding to hide it within your design. Thread on your turquoise and white seed beads in your desired pattern until your bracelet is long enough to fit around your wrist. Adding your clasp will lengthen your bracelet by a further inch.
Repeat the process of finishing your thread using a calotte and crimp bead and pass your thread into your bead work to hide it.
Finally, add a jumpring to both of your calotte loops and attach a lobster clasp to one of these.
Use the same process for your dolphin charm bracelet with the sterling silver tube beads.
Before adding your clasp, thread on your dolphin charm.
To make your macrame knot bracelet start by cutting 2 x 30cm length strands and 2 x 1 meter length strands.
Thread the 20cm length of cord through a hole on your charm to its halfway point and thread the other 20cm length through the other side of the charm to the halfway point.
Choose one side of your charm and secure those threads to a work surface so that the cords stay taught. Bring the two threads together as they will act as one thread running through the centre of the knots. Thread one of your longer lengths of thread under both the cords to the halfway point. Tie a normal overhand knot at the base of the 20cm thread close to the charm.
Start your Macramé knotting by following the step by step diagrams below.
– Take your right hand cord and pass it over the middle two cords.
– Next, take your left hand cord and place it over the right cord. Move the left cord under the centre cord and up through the middle of the loop on the right side.
– Pull the threads to finish one half of your knot.
– Repeat this process on the opposite side by starting by crossing the left and cord over the middle cords.
Click here to watch a short video on how to create your Macramé square knots.
Create approx. 2.5″ of knotted cord.
Repeat this on the other side of your charm.
Take the 4 ends of the centre cords, cross them so they point in the opposite directions and lay them side by side (see image) and then do a macramé braid (approx. 6 or 7 square knots) for your sliding knot.
Secure the ends with a drop of glue, being careful not to glue the sliding knot to the centre cords running through it (otherwise it will not be able to slide and adjust). Try gently pulling the centre cords through the sliding knot while the glue dries.
Trim the ends so the sliding knot is neat.
Finish your bracelet by threading silver beads onto each of the 4 cords and knot beneath them.
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