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A wrap bracelet made with macrame (just square knot) and accented with blue and silver lamp work beads.. With a slight modification to the pattern would work as a choker.

Originally Designed By...

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The finished article

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Kit Required
  • Lobster Claw - Silver
  • 4mm Jump Ring - Platinum
  • Barrel Style Cord End
  • Wax Cotton Cord - Blue
  • Round Lamp Beads - Silver

Kit: £6.01

Step by step:

1. Things to consider

To centre the clasp so it will work as either a choker or a bracelet work square not for 7cm instead of 11cm, and work the very last section for 7cm instead of 3cm. I have chosen to only use a single centre cord instead of the more usual double so the beads I’m using will fit. This bracelet fits a 17cm wrist - reduce the length of the first square knot portion for smaller wrists, increase for larger. The kit includes silver beads instead of the blue used here.

2. Gather supplies

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As well as the shopping list you will need some pliers. Tweezers and a board to pin the macrame to are also helpful

3. Attach the barrel end cap

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Cut a 75cm length of cord - this is the centre. Cut a 325cm length of cord - this is the working cord. Fold the long piece in half Hold one end of the shorter piece of cord and the folded end of the longer piece and put a tiny blob of glue on them Put a small blob of glue inside one barrel end Push the ends into the the barrel end - you may need to twist the cords slightly or use a pin to get them in all the way. Let the glue dry before continuing.

4. Square knot

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Work 11 cm of square knot or the amount adjusted for your wrist size (or 7cm if you are centring the clasp) There are instructions at the end for doing square knot.

5. Add first bead

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Slide the first bead up until it is snug against the square knot

6. Continue the square knot

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Continue the square knot so the working cords lie behind the bead and the first knot is snug against it.

7. Continue adding beads

Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have added all the beads and there is 3cm of square knot after the last one.. If you are adjusting it to centre the clasp, work 7cm of square knot after the last bead instead of three

8. Add barrel end cap

Make sure the last knot is pulled tight Take the remaining barrel cap and put a small dot of glue in it Cut the cord ends so they are the same length as the barrel Put a dab of glue on the cord ends - it can be helpful at this stage to use tweezers to squeeze the cords together. Taking care not to glue yourself to your project, push and wiggle the cords into the bead cap - make sure all 3 ends are in. Leave the glue to dry.

9. Finishing off!

Add a jump ring and the lobster clasp to the barrel end cap on the end of the longest section of square knot. Add a jump ring to the other end cap. Your bracelet (or choker!) is now complete!

A - starting square knot

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Unsure how to do square knot - here's a guide! Separate your cords out - the shorter one should be in the middle and the longer ones either side. If you have a board, pin the end cap to it then arrange the strands.

B - left to right

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Take the left hand cord and bring it over the centre cord and under the right hand one

C - right to left

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Take the right hand cord (pink in the image) under the centre cord, under the right cord and up through the loop over the right cord

D - pull snug

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Pull both ends so the start of the knot sits snugly against the end cap or the knot above it

E - right to left

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Take the right hand cord and bring it over the centre cord and under the left hand one

F - left to right

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Take the left hand cord (pink in the image) under the centre cord, under the right cord and up through the loop over the right cord

G - pull snug

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Pull both ends so the start of the knot sits snugly against the end cap or the knot above it

H - carry on!

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Repeat steps B - G until you have reached the desired length.

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