Sunshine Hibiscus Macrame Bracelet

PROJECT B2418
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This macrame bracelet features Czech Glass hibiscus beads from Raven's Journey in bright sunny yellow that is sure to make you smile.
Instructions
These instructions will give you a bracelet that is about 7 inches with an adjustable sliding clasp. To modify, adjust the number of square knots or the number of beads added. Please note, this is an intermediate design for Macrame. Please see photo for reference to help you along the way, but a knowledge of macrame will help you with this project.
  1. Begin by cutting off two lengths of cord. One about 3 feet in length and one about 8 feet in length.
  2. Lay the 3 ft cord over the macrame board, center it and anchor it in the notches at the top #3 and bottom #3.
  3. Take the 8 ft cord and slip it behind the other cord and begin creating square knots. Make sure your knots start at the 2 horizontal line to give enough space to move down the board. Make 12 square knots.
  4. Then release the cord at the bottom to slide on one flower bead. Re-secure the cord at the bottom. You will then make 6 square knots, but make sure that the two cords are pulled across the top of the bead. What you are looking at will be the back of the bracelet. Once you have made your 6 square knots, repeat until you have added 7 beads in this manner with 6 square knots in-between each and ending with 12 square knots.
  5. If you are happy with the length you will tie off the two cords you have been making square knots with. Just like you would for pearl knotting, take one strand and make a knot with the bent nose tweezers, as close as you can get it to the last square knot. Repeat for the other cord. Next add a dab of glue to each knot. Let dry for a few minutes before cutting off the excess cord and removing from the board.
  6. Next you will create a slide knot clasp made of square knots. Take one of the scrap cords from the previous step or cut off another cord about 2 feet in length. Fold the bracelet together like it would wrap around the wrist and criss cross the cords. Take the 2 ft length and tie square knots as you did in the very beginning. You will want to tie about 10-12 square knots for the clasp. You can make it longer or shorter if you need to adjust the length. Then, tie it off in the same manner as above.
  7. Finally, string on one flower bead to one end and find the right length to secure the bead. Make sure the hand slips through when the bracelet is open. This flower bead is meant to catch so it doesn't slip through. Make knots on both sides of the flower and add a dab of glue to each knot. Repeat on the other side. Trim the cords as necessary.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-3029 - Czech Glass Beads, Hibiscus Flower 11mm, Yolk Yellow Opaque, Dark Bronze Finish, 1 Strand, by Raven's Journey
    Project uses 9 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4249 - Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Copper / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 13 Feet. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-4001 - Beadsmith Bent Fine Point Tweezers For Bead And Pearl Knotting
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-6120 - BeadSmith Mini Macrame Board For Braiding 9x6 Inches
  • XTL-0328 - Third Hand Tool For Jewelry Repair, Includes Alligator Clips / Magnifier / Cast Iron Base
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho
Ingredients BCP-3029, XCR-4249, XTL-1001,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

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.
Czech Glass Beads, Hibiscus Flower 11mm, Yolk Yellow Opaque, Dark Bronze Finish, 1 Strand, by Raven's Journey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$6.65 / Package | SKU: BCP-3029
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Copper / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-4249
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.97 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.36 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Mini Macrame Board For Braiding 9x6 Inches

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