Alpine Bracelet

PROJECT B7012
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Channel your outdoorsy side with this unisex macrame bracelet featuring a nature-themed TierraCast button closure.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 7 1/2 inch bracelet, but you will have lots of leftover cord at the end in case you want to change the size. To make the bracelet bigger or smaller, simply adjust the length of the beaded section.
  1. Cut two 8-foot strands of cord.
  2. Fold the cords in half, align all four ends and find the center of the two cords. Tie an overhand knot to create a loop about 3/4 of an inch across -- this loop will form half of your button closure later.
  3. The first stitch will be the hardest. Hold your knot and separate your four strands so they lie facing each direction -- one up, one down, one right and one left. Please watch our video on how to do a box knot to learn how to start stitching your bracelet.
  4. Continue box stitching without beads for half an inch.
  5. Next, watch our video on how to do box knotting with beads. Add a bead to all four strands and make a stitch. Pull tight.
  6. Do another stitch without beads. Alternate stitches: one with beads, one without, for five inches.
  7. Then continue stitching without beads for another half an inch.
  8. Make an overhand knot as close to your stitch work as you can. Take two of the cord ends and string the loop of your button. Then join all four cord ends and make another overhand knot as close to the button shank as you can, adding in a few drops of Hypo-Cement before pulling the knot tight.
  9. Cut off the excess cord about 1/4 inch from the knot. Dab more Hypo-Cement on the cord tips to prevent fraying.
  10. Slip the button through the loop on the other end that you tied in the beginning, closing the bracelet. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-0402 - Lovely Knots - Asian Knotting Cord 1mm Thick - Lt Chocolate (50 Yards On Bobbin)
    Project uses 16 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • JSF-0361 - Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 Y310 - Hybrid Sour Apple Picasso (8 Grams)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5687 - TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Tree Of Life Button 15.5mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-0402, JSF-0361, PND-5687, XTL-1001,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Lovely Knots - Asian Knotting Cord 1mm Thick - Lt Chocolate (50 Yards On Bobbin)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.40 / Package | SKU: XCR-0402
Toho Round Seed Beads 6/0 #Y310 - Hybrid Sour Apple Picasso (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.30 / Package | SKU: JSF-0361
TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated Pewter Tree Of Life Button 15.5mm (2)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: PND-5687
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.50 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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