Popular among celebrities and fans of simple jewelry, shamballa bracelets are trending right now. If you like to make your own jewelry, making a shamballa bracelet will allow you to customize it in any color and texture you like, at a low cost.
Method 1 of 4: Preparing the Rope
Step 1. Cut the rope into three equal lengths
Use quality scissors or special jewelry scissors to make an even cut.
Step 2. Tie the three ropes together at the top
Make a loose knot and tie it about 25 cm from the top end of the rope.
Step 3. Place the tied rope horizontally on your table
Tape the rope to the table using tape to prevent it from moving.
Method 2 of 4: Making the Bracelet Knot
This bracelet is made using macrame to make square knots.
Step 1. Separate each strand of rope so that it resembles a small conical tent
Keep each string as 1 (left), 2 (middle), and 3 (right) as you work through this section.
- Take rope 1.
- Place rope 1 on top of ropes 2 and 3.
Step 2. Move rope 3 back over rope 1
Step 3. Take the end of the rope 3
Lay it down, then through the knot between ropes 1 and 2.
Step 4. Pull strings 1 and 3 to form a knot
Rope 2 must be held tightly when making a knot. Tighten the knot. You will get a half square knot.
Step 5. Finish the square vertices
- Take rope 1 and place it under ropes 2 and 3.
- Place rope 3 under rope 1.
- Lay the end of rope 3 up and through the knot made by ropes 1 and 2.
Step 6. Make some more square knots
The basic step is to make a string of square knots until it's time to insert the first bead. The recommended number of knots is 4 - 6 knots before inserting the first bead.
Step 7. Thread the beads into the middle string (it should still be string 2)
Press the beads in close to the last knot you made.
Step 8. Make the next knot under the beads
The point is to trap the beads inside the square knot.
Step 9. Continue making more square knots until it's time for you to insert the next bead
You can change the number of knots between each bead, but giving 1 - 2 knots between each bead is a good choice (as they are also commonly used in store-bought bracelets). Leave the same distance between the beads and both ends of the bracelet for better results.
- Thread the beads as before, trapping each bead in a square knot.
- Add about 5 to 6 beads, depending on the size of your wrist, or the size of the bracelet you want. (Note that the size of the beads can also affect the amount you need to add -- adjust).
Step 10. Finish the other side of the bracelet as it was when you started
Make the same number of square knots as you started with.
Method 3 of 4: Tying the Bracelet
Step 1. Tie the bracelet
After completing the last knot, turn the bracelet over.
- Tie a very strong knot using the two strings on the outside.
- Apply a small amount of strong glue to strengthen the knot. Allow to dry for at least an hour, or as directed on the package.
- Repeat on the other side.
Step 2. Cut the two outer ropes to the end of the knot that is glued together
Do not cut the middle rope. The two middle straps at either end of the bracelet should be the remaining straps.
Method 4 of 4: Making a Hook and String of Beads
Step 1. Make a hook in the form of a sliding knot
Cut the rope 50 cm long.
Step 2. Place this rope in the middle of the two ropes that are in the middle of the other
The two ropes in the middle will become the middle rope and the new rope will become the right and left ropes..
Step 3. Make a square knot
Make a loose knot because it will be used to adjust the length of the bracelet by sliding it.
Step 4. Make five more square vertices
Tie the last knot as described in the "Tying Bracelets" section above. However, do not glue the two middle straps with glue, as this will cause the parts to slide.
Cut the ends and leave one string on each side of the square knot
Step 5. Add the last bead at the ends of the two untied strings to complete it
- Tie a knot at the end of the first string, leaving enough room for the beads and one last knot.
- Slide the beads in until they are next to the knot. Tie the beads.
- Leave the last remaining string long enough to hang under the beads. Trim if it's too long.
Step 6. Enjoy your new shamballa bracelet
Once you've mastered how to make the first one, you'll find it easier to make another one, and make it a special gift, or sell it.
- If you have very large beads and your square knots seem tight, add more square knots between each bead.
- Be sure to buy a thick rope. Because if you don't, you won't be able to see the square knots and it will take a very long time to make a bracelet that is long enough! Try using different beads and you may be amazed at the results.
- Beaded shamballa bracelets can be made at home with a few tricks. Look for round beads of the right size. Glue faux precious stones, sequins, or other glitter embellishments equally spaced around the beads. Allow it to adhere tightly before using the bracelet.