Retired - Flying Arrow Macrame Bracelet

PROJECT B2064
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This curved glass crystal encrusted arrow connector makes the perfect focal for this twisted macrame bracelet.
Instructions
For this project please watch our video: How to Make Twisted Macrame (Half-Square) Knots.
  1. Begin by cutting two 4' lengths and two 18" lengths of size 18 Super-Lon nylon cord.
  2. Take one 4' length and one 18" length and fold them each in half, with the center folds together. Insert the folded ends of your cord down through the Arrow Connector Link so that a loop is formed coming out the bottom of the link. Then bring the ends of the cord (all four pieces) through the loop and pull tight to form a lark's head knot.
  3. Use the longer cords to tie Twisted Half-Square Knots. To get the twisted look of this macrame you will not be completing the full square knots. You will continue to knot the same side, doing a half square knot, always going the same direction, as shown in the video.
  4. Continue until the knotting measures about 1 1/4" and then finish off your knotting as demonstrated in this video. Make sure to add a dab of E6000 into the knot and trim the outside cords after the glue dries.
  5. Measure about 3" from the end of the knotting and tie the inner cords together in an overhand knot.
  6. Repeat this process with the other lengths of cord on the other side of the arrow.
  7. Then use one of the longer scraps of cord to create a sliding knot clasp with eight half square knots as demonstrated in this video. (Make sure to add a dab of E6000 into the knot and trim the cords close after the glue dries.)
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4612 - BeadSmith Super-Lon Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Dark Red (77 Yard Spool)
    Project uses 1 spool. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-136 - Lead-Free Base Metal Arrow Connectors, 13x53mm Glass Crystal Encrusted, 2 Pcs, Gold
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Boho
Ingredients XCR-4612, FCO-136, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size #18 Twisted Nylon - Dark Red (77 Yard Spool)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-4612
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054

Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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