Retired - Stripes of the Tiger Bracelet

PROJECT B2049
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Beginner
This macrame bracelet shows off a new way to use these fun Czech glass tiger striped donut beads.
Instructions
This design will give you a bracelet that is 7 1/2 inches. To lengthen or shorten your bracelet, simply add or subtract from the square knots on both ends.
  1. If you are unfamiliar with macrame knotting, please see our Macrame 101 page for an introduction into this technique. Watch the video: How to Make a Shambhala Bracelet, Part 1: Macrame Square Knots.
  2. Cut off one 60 inch length of black Super-Lon cord.
  3. Cut off one 120 inch length of black Super-Lon cord.
  4. Take the 60 inch strand and the 120 inch strand and fold them each in half.
  5. Hold the two folded cords together with the center folds even, so that you have two folded ends at the end and the four strand ends leading away from that. About two inches down from the fold, tie an overhand knot to secure all four pieces together.
  6. Use the longer cords to tie square knots onto the shorter cords. Continue until the knotting measures about 1 1/4 inches.
  7. Take the two inner cord and thread them up though one donut bead. Take the outer cords and thread them down through the donut bead. This step should "trap" the bead in place. Please refer to the photo.
  8. Separate your inner and outer cords and continue knotting. Make five square knots. Repeat the above process.
  9. You will repeat this process for four more donut beads. When you come to the last bead, make square knots for 1 1/4 inch.
  10. Tie off the cords and finish the ends as shown in this video. For one end you will tie off the knotting and for the beginning end, carefully untie your knot and cut the loop so that you can tie your finishing knots.
  11. Place a dab of E6000 onto one end. Place one ribbon crimp onto the end. Crimp the ribbon crimp tightly around the ends. Repeat on the other side.
  12. Open one jump ring and attach it to the ribbon crimp. Close the jump ring.
  13. Open another jump ring and attach it to the other ribbon crimp and the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-8080 - Czech Glass 14mm Donut Link Ring Tiger Stripe (6 Beads)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4236 - BeadSmith Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Black / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 180 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-7050 - Cord Ends, Ribbon Pinch Crimps with Woven Texture 5x5mm, 10 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5260 - 22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2514 - Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm (10 Pieces)
    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
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Men's, Autumn
Ingredients BCP-8080, XCR-4236, FCR-7050, FJR-5260, FCL-2514, 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 - Black / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.05 / Package | SKU: XCR-4236
Cord Ends, Ribbon Pinch Crimps with Woven Texture 5x5mm, 10 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: FCR-7050
22K Gold Plated 6mm 19 Gauge Open Jump Rings (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$8.05 / Package | SKU: FJR-5260
Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm  (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$8.35 / Package | SKU: FCL-2514
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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