Macrame Bracelet | Honestly WTF

I’ve really gotten into making macrame lately, and not only is it fun but it’s easy! I like that these bracelets have the circle in the middle, it adds a shiny touch. I have many double ended charms that I think I’ll use to make these. If you want to expand your macrame skills, Septumized Couture has a link to some great tutorials (thank you!)

DIY Netted Stone Macrame Friendship Bracelet Tutorial from Curly Made. There is both a video and written tutorial depending on your learning style. Thank you Curly Made for both tutorial options and not just posting a video tutorial! I’ve posted several netted stone necklaces and earrings, but I’ve never seen a bracelet version.

These are the netted or macrame DIYs I’ve posted on my blog so far. You can also see a roundup of my 12 Favorite Macrame Jewelry DIYs here.

Macrame Stone Necklace  from Essas Frescurites. 

Netted Stone Necklace from Lune Blog.

Macrame Gem Necklace from sustainability in style.

Macrame Hanging Plant Earrings from honeythistle.

DIY Macrame Bangle Bracelet Tutorial from Mary & Patch.

This DIY bracelet is actually a bangle with macrame knots tied around it. I actually found the tutorial illustration at this site very confusing (and so did others).

So if you are confused by the tutorial for the DIY macrame bangles above, this tutorial from Happy Hour Projects may help. Happy Hour Projects’ DIY macrame friendship bracelet tutorial is basically the same thing, but without doing the macrame knots around a bangle.

If you want a simple diagram about how to make this macrame knot and similar ones you could use, I posted this mini tutorial a long time ago - but the blog is now gone.

Gorgeous spiral hemp necklace with a turtle pendant and handmade wooden beads! Up for sale on my shop, go check it out!

DIY Macrame Beach Stone Bracelet 

This knotted hemp bracelet uses backward and forward half hitch macrame knots, making this a very easy project.

Find the tutorial for the DIY Macrame Beach Stone Bracelet from Jesse James Beads here.

For more macrame DIYs go here and for a roundup of 12 of my past favorite macrame DIYs go here.

Tutorial - Teardrop Macramé Bracelet

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


  1. To read this 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


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.


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!


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)


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.


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.


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.

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