Introduction: DIY Simple Macrame Bracelet
Hello, I would like to show you how to make simple macrame bracelet that you can wear in summer time, make as a gift for your friends and increase your skill in hand craft. The whole secret is in tying knot after a knot, so it means you won't need any kind of tool, just your fingers.
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Step 1: What You'll Need
For this bracelet you will need styrofoam to use as a working board, with pins you will secure strings while you work, measure the size of your wrist, scissors and lighter for finishing and here I have used 1 mm wax string.You can use any kind of string, but for the jewelry is the best to use wax string, because of its texture that's kind of sticky,will not be stretched, you can not rip it off, and it's easy for finishing because you just need to burn it a little bit, and it will hold in place.
Step 2: Prepare for Tying Knots
Take one string around 30 cm long, and pin it 7 cm from the top. At that point put another string long 150 cm bellow the first one just few cm to the right and pin it close to the first one.
Step 3: Half Hitch Knot Over Holding Cord
In "Half hitch" knot is important that you always have holding cord, (in this case vertical string) and working cord (horizontal string). Holding cord will lead where the direction of knots will be, and working cord is the one that you make the knot of, and it will slide on holding cord to the place where you want to finish it.
First one is where your working cord is going over the holding cord, then under the holding cord and pull trough the loop on the left side over itself. Tie it all the way up to your starting point, and repeat it 3 times.
Step 4: Half Hitch Knot Under Holding Cord
Next one is where your working cord is going under the holding cord, then over the holding cord and pull trough the loop on the left side under itself. Tie it all the way up.
Step 5: Combining "Half Hitch" Knots Over and Under
Combine one of each of these two knots to your desirable length.
Step 6: Finishing the Length
When you reach your desirable length, tie double "Half hitch" knot over the holding cord and cut the side cords and burn it to hold in place.
Step 7: "Square Knots" for Finishing
Put ends together and with new cord tie "Square knots" few times. Cut the side cords of "Square knots" and burn it. Tie simple knots at the ends, cut the extras and also burn it to hold in place.
Step 8: Pendant of Your Choice
Take the pendant of your choice and put it on metal ring anywhere where you want on the bracelet.