Howdy crafty buddies! My friend Kathleen Care is here today to show us how to make these simple, modern macramé bracelets! Oh, the color and supply possibilities are endless! Make some for yourself or with your kiddos and their besties!
Materials: .8mm Chinese knotting cord
Cut cord: 2 x 15” pieces, 2 x 3’ pieces, 1 x 16” piece
Step 2: Attached one of the 3’ pieces. Center under the 2 middle strands and tie with simple knot to attach. Fold the RIGHT cord over the Middle strands and under the LEFT cord. See below picture. Pull the LEFT cord under the RIGHT and MIDDLE strands and through the loop on the RIGHT side. See picture below.
Step 4: Repeat this pattern until desired length is reached. Keep in mind the clasp will take up about ½”. Leave all the tails of your working cord until you have completed both sides to make necessary adjustments. Step 5: Repeat all the steps on the other side of the connector. Clip tails of the working cord but make sure you leave the tails of the MIDDLE strands to attach the clasp. See picture with labels for clarification.
1. To make the sliding closure, shape the bracelet into a circle and overlap the middle strands. Use wire or scrap cord to temporarily tie the cords together at each end if needed. 2. Take the 16” cord piece and cent it under the strands. 3. Start tying square knots exactly the same way you did to make the bracelet. 4. Stop after about 1/2” of knotting. 5. Remove temporary binding cords. Step 7: Finishing. The 2 sets of middle strands are now the adjustable ties of the bracelet. Adjust to fit over the hand and wrist and tie each end into simple knots. Step 8: Fire. Clip and burn all excess cord ends to keep from fraying. See closure in picture below.
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