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Tutorial - Teardrop Macramé Bracelet

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222248630/beaded-teardrop-macrame-bracelet-with

This is one of my most recent creations and my favorite to make so far, and I want to share how I made it.

YOU WILL NEED:

  1. To read this http://www.braceletbook.com/tutorial/35_bracelet-buckle-tutorial.html In case you don’t understand how I made the buttonhole loop.
  2. 3 (Three) pieces of thread or cord (I am using a very small, fine cotton thread) - Two that are double your wrist size plus an inch or two, and one that is about four times the length of those two.
  3. Fourteen small glass or stone beads or seed beads
  4. Six teardrop-shaped glass beads
  5. A button to fit your buttonhole loop

STEP ONE:

Fold your two smaller threads in half to find their center. Put one half of this behind your clipboard, clipping the center and taping it down. (Alternatively, tape down the center and push half off to the side, taping down the others to make them taut for the working cord)

Now, get your longest cord, find the middle, fold it in half and make a Lark’s Head knot right against where your taped-down cords are. Take one end of this new working cord and continue to create a vertical Lark’s Head knot for about an inch or so.


STEP TWO:

After an inch of Lark’s Head knots, unclip the cords from the board and fold everything in half. Tape down your 4 center cords and leave out the 2 working cords. Make a series of square knots for about an inch to hold it all together. Now you can see your loop!

STEP THREE:

Get out all of your beads. Keep the teardrops to the side for now and just use your small beads. You are going to want to thread ALL of them onto the two centermost cords; use a beading needle if you need help. (If the holes are not big enough you can just use one cord, but the beads I have here had large holes)

STEP FOUR:

Tape all of your center cords back down. The next part is a little strange but if you look at the picture it makes sense (also - ignore the cut-off strings near the button loop. I didnt have enough cord and had to start a new square knot!)

You will put a bead up right against your square knots. Then you will make a square knot underneath the two cords holding the bead, NOT all four. Once you have done this, THEN you can make another square knot under all four cords. You can do this for 3 more knots. Then when you add another bead, do the square knot underneath the two cords first, then underneath all four cords again. Repeat for 4 beads.

STEP FIVE:

Time to thread on the teardrop beads. I would recommend doing these only one at a time vs. all at once like the smaller beads, as they can get caught easily while making square knots, and it gets frustrating trying to untangle them.

You are only threading these beads onto one side. Push the bead as close to the center as possible, and then make a square knot. Make about one or two square knots and then add on a small bead. Knot the small bead like you have been (underneath two, then underneath four cords), and then knot on another teardrop, then another small bead.

You’ll notice I did a set of 3 teardrops, then a “space” with just two small beads, and then made another set of 3 teardrops.

Repeat this til all the teardrops are threaded on, and then finish with four small beads, just like you began with.

STEP FIVE:

Unclip your bracelet from the board. Tie a knot with the two working cords around all four taped down cords. Untape the cords and secure the knot with glue or clear nail polish. Once this has dried, take scissors and cut off the excess four cords (add more glue/polish if desired) - this makes the button threading less confusing!

Thread on your button. I chose one that blended in with the color of the cord but also sort of complemented the grey-violet of my small beads. Knot the button securely, glue the knot, and trim the excess once dry.

And you’re done! Enjoy your lovely bracelet.

This bracelet and more can be found at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/jessicasilvaart

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222248630/beaded-teardrop-macrame-bracelet-with

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DIY Netted Macrame Stone Necklace Tutorial from Quiet Lion Creations. 

These are so colorful and fun. The macrame tutorial for these netted stone necklaces is really detailed and well photographed.

For more netted, wrapped and macrame stones DIYs see below:

DIY Netted Stone Macrame Friendship Bracelet Tutorial from Curly Made.

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Macrame Stone Necklace from Essas Frescurites.

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Netted Stone Necklace from Lune Blog.

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Macrame Gem Necklace from sustainability in style.

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DIY Wire Wrapped Crystal or Stone Necklace from Right Where I Left Off.

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I posted a roundup of sea glass DIYs here. There are good wire wrapping ideas that can be applied to crystals or stones. 

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**NEW** Custom stamped charm bracelet.


This is a listing for a personalized bracelet, that is custom hand-stamped by CraftLoveCraftLife on Etsy. The hemp bracelet band is made by yours truly at High on Hemp, and you can choose the color for your hemp bracelet band.

Three metal blank choices: aluminum (silver color), Nu-Gold, and copper.
Maximum of 3 characters allowed. You can choose between capital letters (A-Z), a heart (as displayed in the image), or an “&” sign.

At check-out, please enter into the NOTES section the following information:
1) What size (length) you want the bracelet to be
2) What you want to be engraved on the bracelet.
3) What colour metal blank you want (silver color, gold color, or copper)

*If no size is indicated, we will send an adjustable 6.5 inch bracelet
*If no colour metal blank is indicated, we will send aluminum (silver color).

- https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/227049918/hand-stamped-gift-for-her-personalized?ref=shop_home_feat_4