Hello there! I finally got around to posting after a hectic few weeks. I’ve been working on a big project which is all done and dusted now so I will be making more frequent updates between now and Christmas…phew! I sincerely wish there were more hours in the day!
I’m hoping to post another Halloween craft in the next day or so. Between now and then here is another macramé bracelet.
It’s comprised of a’half knot spiral’ (and is even easier than the square knot bracelet I showed you previously).
A few people left comments about the last bracelet saying it looked like it may take too long to make. Rest assured, once you have sussed the knots, you can knock one up in ten minutes! (They are much quicker to make than friendship bracelets). If you don’t like the nuts/washers/wingnuts then just use beads instead. (Speaking of beads…I have a great giveaway coming up later on in the week so stay tuned).
By the way thanks to all you lovely people who ‘liked’ my facebook page. You made me feel very welcome! I’ll be posting all my favorite crafts from around the web there so check it out.
Full tutorial after the jump!
Please note: I have used different colored cord in the tutorial so that it’s easier for you to figure out whats going on!
1. Cut your string
Cut two lengths of string about a meter in length (You may need more or less, depending on the thickness of your string and the circumference of your wrist. It’s better to cut more than you think you might need).
2. Tie a loop
Fold both pieces of string in half and tie a knot just after the fold to form a loop. You should have four lengths of string, hanging down after the knot. Pin or tape the loop to a hard surface (for example a table or piece of polystyrene).
Thread on 8 washers (optional).
3. Knot your spiral
To tie a ‘half knot’ bring the left cord over the two middle cords. Then bring the right cord over the left cord, under the two middle cords and through the loop formed by the left cord. Pull the right and left cord until the knot tightens. Repeat this process and a spiral of knots will form. Keep going until the bracelet is long enough.
To finish, add 8 washers and a wingnut, then tie a knot in the end (optional).
Note: You fasten this bracelet as you would a friendship bracelet.