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Advanced Macrame Bracelet

You will need:

  • 2-3 metres of a chosen braid or cord
  • Clear drying PVA glue
  • Scissors
  • Small glass beads

Measure the amount of cord you need by wrapping it around your wrist 3 times. Cut it to length. Take the left over cord and cut off a length about 20cm long. Place this to one side to use later.The leftover thread is what you will use to make the knots. Take the the piece of cord you wrapped round your wrist (which I will now refer to as the main cord). Place the leftover thread below the main piece. So that they are perpendicular.


Using a basic knot tie the leftover thread onto the main piece.

Now take the right handed thread and place over the main thread in a loop.


Take the left hand thread and place on top of the right hand thread.


Take the left hand thread and put it under the cross in the middle and pull it out the other side. Take both ends of the leftover thread and pull tight. This is your first knot.


Now do the same knot but start on the left hand side. Loop it over the main thread.


Put the right hand thread on top.


Pull it under beneath the cross.Pull the knot tight.


Continue the knots, alternating what side you start on for about 15cm.


Now tie on a new piece of string to the start of the first chain.


Make another chain but now after every 2 knots add a small glass bead.


Continue adding beads.


Continue doing this until the second chain is longer than the first so that it curves (as shown).Take the last knot and pull it really tight. Using the leftover threads are tie the second chain onto the first piece.


Personally I now added a little bit of extra braiding at either end, but you don't need to.


Now lap over the ends of the main thread and starting a new piece of braiding make the slider from about 6 knots in total.


Knot the main thread and slide beads on.


Now cut down all the ends of cord and apply a coat of PVA or superglue.You can now place it on a radiator or in an airing cupboard to dry the glue.


Enjoy wearing your bracelet. Why don't you try making other designs also, such as ones with big beads or changing the colour of the string.