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Snake Knot Macramé Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Snake Knot Macramé Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

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Snake Knot Macramé Bracelet - Jewellery Making Tutorial

Designed by: Monika Wojdyla

Difficulty: Beginner

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On our blog you will find lots of ideas for string jewellery. This is perhaps the most timeless jewellery. But guess what? We don't have a Snake knot course yet! But we are already catching up! We will show you how to make a fashionable bracelet made of a string made with this weave. Strings in hand and let's go! 

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  • Macramé 0.6mm or 0.8mm or S-Lon Cord (the heart has a larger hole so it will pass easily)
  • Spacer Bead - a Heart or a Bead with a hole big enough for the cord to pass through twice. You can also make a second version with a connector or, like me, make a connector yourself with your favourite beads on an eye pin. 
  • Seamless rounds - with a hole large enough to take the cord.
  • Scissors
  • Lighter to melt the strings or glue. 

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Designed by Monika Wojdyła - November 2021

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Cut 130 cm to 150 cm of the cord. We cut it in half and thread both parts through the bead's hole. The bead should be in the centre of the cords, so that there is the same amount of string on both sides.

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This knot is best made on a flat surface. Therefore, you can stick one end to the table top or catch it with some kind of clamp so that it does not move too much. 

Put the cord on the right under the left cord and turn it over, putting it on top. As I showed in the photo.

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Now put the left cord on a cord and immediately go under it (i.e. we wrap around the first cord) heading for the loop that was created on the left side. 

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We make another knot in the same way.

Remember to pull two cords simultaneously when tightening and tighten the knot properly.

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The knots look like this:

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In fact, there is nothing else to explain. We weave knots all the time until we get half the length of our bracelet.

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And we begin to weave on the other side of the heart (bead).

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Once we have the right length, we make the clasp. I made the traditional macramé. How to do them can be found HERE

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We put beads on the ends of the bracelet and it's ready!

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If you choose a connector instead of a bead with a larger hole, we make the bracelet in a similar way. We cut the 150 cm of cord. We cut it in half and put one half through one hole of the connector (so that the cord on both sides is even), and the other through the next hole.

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The braiding method is the same as before.

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A bracelet made this way looks like this:

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And here is my collection of bracelets made with this weave.

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