Retired - Shambhala Bracelet

Retired - Shambhala Bracelet
Shambhala bracelets are inspired by ancient Tibetan prayer bracelets. They are super trendy and can be made with any type of bead. Beadelle crystal pave beads lend a touch of glamour to knotted waxed cotton
  • Project:B1001
  • Skill Level:Intermediate
  • Designer:Megan Milliken
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Instructions

These instructions will make a bracelet that adjusts to approximately 7-9". You can add or subtract beads to change the length of the bracelet. Each extra bead will add approximately 3/4".
  1. Begin by cutting one 18" length and two 3' lengths of 1.6 mm black Japanese premium waxed cotton cord. Line up the ends and tie the three pieces in an overhand knot about 4" from the end. You should have one short and two long strands hanging below the knot.
  2. Tie two macrame square knots. All of the macrame knots will be tied onto the shorter strand using the longer strands.
  3. Thread a gunmetal and crystal 12 mm round Beadelle crystal pave large hole bead onto the shorter strand. Bring the outside strands across the bead to either side and tie two macrame square knots after the bead.
  4. Repeat step 3 with a gunmetal and jet 12 mm round Beadelle crystal pave large hole bead.
  5. Continue to add beads, alternating between the crystal beads and the jet beads, with two macrame square knots between each bead, until you've used all six beads. End with two macrame square knots after the last jet bead.
  6. Finish the end of the last macrame knot with a square knot that is glued in place using a small amount of E6000 glue. Allow the glue to dry for at least an hour before moving on. Trim the ends of the outside strands and finish with a bit of E6000 glue. Do not trim the shorter strand that runs down the middle. Let the glue dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  7. Untie the overhand knot you made at the beginning of the bracelet. Finish this end of the knotting in the same manner as the first, allowing the glue to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  8. Bring the ends of the bracelet around into a loop, crossing over the loose center strands for a few inches. Cut a 12" of waxed cotton cord and use this strand to tie a sliding knot clasp with four macrame square knots onto the bracelet.
  9. Finish the sliding knot in the same manner as the ends of the bracelet knotting, allowing the glue to dry for at least an hour before moving on.
  10. Adjust the sliding knot to sit about an inch from the bracelet knotting on either side. Tie the ends of the excess cord into an overhand knot about 2" from each side of the sliding knot. Check to make sure that the bracelet will adjust to fit over your hand. If the fit is good, make sure the overhand knots on the ends of the cords are very tight and trim the ends of the cords after the overhand knots.
  11. When you've finished, allow all of the glue to dry for 24 hours before wearing.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4150 - Japanese Premium Waxed Cotton Necklace or Knotting Cord 1.6mm Black - 10 Feet
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

  • BDLL-3361 -
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • BDLL-3362 -
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

Additional Information

Additional Information

Project Type Bracelet
Product Type Project
Technique Braiding & Knotting, Macrame
Designer Megan Milliken
Skill Level Intermediate
Project Status Retired
Ingredients BDLL-3361, BDLL-3362, XCR-4150, XTL-1054

Purchase Project Bundle:

A supplies bundle is no longer available for this project, but you may purchase individual components separately below. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project.

or Purchase Supplies Separately:

Retired - Shambhala Bracelet

Japanese Premium Waxed Cotton Necklace or Knotting Cord 1.6mm Black - 10 Feet

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 10 Feet

$3.75
 / package  | SKU: XCR-4150
Retired - Shambhala Bracelet

E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)

You will need 1 package(s).

1 package = 1 Piece

$1.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools:

Retired - Shambhala Bracelet

Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex

$13.75
 / package  | SKU: XTL-5600
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