Macrame Bracelet




  Macrame bracelets are easy to make, and lots of fun! If you make this bracelet with hemp thread, it will look more thick. If you use embroidery thread or crochet cotton, it will look fine and thin. Either way, it ends up looking awesome!

Step 1: Materials:

  You will need:
-Embroidery thread, crochet cotton, or hemp thread ( I used embroidery thread because it's all I had at the moment.)
-Paper clip
-Thumb tack/ nail
-Bracelet clip

Step 2: Measuring

  Pick two colors of thread. The one you want your bracelets main color to be ( I chose red) cut 4 1/2 feet. With your other color measure your wrist with the thread than add 5" to the measurement, than times by two. ( My wrist 6" + 5" = 11" x 2 = 22)

Step 3: Fold

  Fold each thread in half. Hold the bent ends together and tie an over hand knot leaving a small loop.

Step 4: Hang

  Hang the loop on a nail in the wall or a thumb tack in a bulletin board.

Step 5: Weigh It Down

  Hold the short thread ends together ( In my case orange) and tie a over hand knot as close to the ends as you can. Bend the paper clip into a "S" shape and hook it over the knot in the orange thread, then hang something heavy on the end of the paper clip to hold those threads straight while you work on your macrame bracelet. ( I used my scissors to hag of the end)

Step 6: Tape

  Now you should have two short threads weighed down by the scissors with a long thread on each side. Mark the left "red" string with a small piece of tape on the end of the thread.

Step 7: L Shape

  Bend the marked thread across the center threads to make an L shape and bring it behind the right thread.

Step 8: Tieing

  Bring the right red thread behind the center threads and into the triangle of the L shape on the left side. Pull it through the triangle from behind, so you are pulling the thread towards you.( It really looks harder than it is, its really easy, it's just hard to take a good non confusing picture)

Step 9: The First Knot

  Gently pull on the left and right threads so they move along the center threads and reach the knot at the top of the bracelet. Lightly tighten the new knot.

Step 10: Repeat

  Repeat steps 6, 7 and 8 except this time begin by bending the marked thread, this time on the right side, into a backwards L shape.

Step 11: Keep Knotting

  Keep knotting, always starting with the marked thread. It will change sides after each knot. When your bracelet fits around your wrist, remove it from the nail, and tie the bracelet clip on the end of your bracelet. Cut off extra string.

Step 12: Thats It!

  And there you go, the macrame bracelet! Here are some different macrame bracelets Ive made. Remember to rate and comment! :D



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    10 Discussions


    5 years ago

    You didn't show the back of the finished bracelet. It would be nice to see how you close it to wear it.

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Since the loop is one side, you can just use the extra thread to tie a not, or even just attach a clip. But maybe if I get to it I will post a picture! :)


    5 years ago

    ive done them as well, but no intrustions have been as goodas yours! thanx. xxx


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is a really terrific Instructable. Your images are much easier to understand than most. I also appreciate the samples using other materials.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    I would have to say that the embroidery thread and the hemp thread look the best and would be my choice of medium to make one my self great Instructable

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