Brought in by renowned celebrities, shamballa bracelets are a hottest hip. These simple yet trendy looking bracelets make the wearer look chic and up-to-date. Furthermore, it is easier to create. All what needed is to get hang on a few simple steps. The detailed steps are mentioned here:
To begin with, take a cord and cut it down into three equal lengths. Approximately 1mm length is just enough for making a shemballa bracelet. Knot the three cords together almost 25cm down from the top afterwards. Rest the cords onto the table, taping them down above the knot so as to keep them from moving here and there.
Next up, start macramé knotting! To make the first knot, separate the cords and label them as 1 (left), 2 (middle) and 3 (right). Thereafter, grab cord 1 and place it over cords 2 and 3.
Pick 3rd cord and place it over 1st as shown in the image.
Now take the tip of 3rd cord and put it under & through the loop that has been created in between 1st and 2nd cord.
Pulling the 2nd cord firmly, drag the tips of 1st and 3rd cords to make the knot as shown below.
Drag it tightly to make the first half of the square knot. A great way to keep the knotting technique in mind is that goes ‘Over’, ‘Over’ and then ‘Under’.
Complete your first square knot by repeating steps 2-5 in the opposite manner. So, first pick up the 1st cord and rest it under 2nd & 3rd then grab 3rd cord and place it under the 1st one, passing the end of the cord 3 through the loop between cords 1 and 2 finally.
Keep on creating more knots until you reach the point where you want to add your first bead.
Pick the bead you want to incorporate in your bracelet and slide it along the middle (2nd) cord right up to the knot.
Continue by creating another square knot just under the bead using the steps 2-6. Your bead must be trapped into this knot so it doesn’t move anywhere. If you wish, you can also add more than one knot before adding next bead.
Now you continue this process until you all the beads are tied into your bracelet.
As soon as the last bead is knotted, create multiple square knots so that it matches the ones you’ve created in the beginning. This way your bracelet will look symmetrical.
Finally, gyrate your shamballa bracelet to the back and tie a regular knot firmly using the two outer cords. Glue the knot afterwards so that it doest come undone. Let the glue set for almost an hour and then snip off the two cords closer to the base of the knot. Repeat the steps on the other side of the bracelet as well.
Now the main part of your shamballa bracelet has been finished and it’s time to make the sliding knot clasp. To make the sliding knot clasp, take a 50 cm long new piece of cord and place it halfway across the two leftover middle cords. From then on start a new square knot; here you’ll be using the two bracelet cords as the middle cord and the new one as the right and left cords.
Create the first square knot making it sure to keep it loose so that it can glide easily to adjust the length of your bracelet.
Make further square knots until you’re happy with the length of your clasp and finish it off in the same way as you had done on the bracelet. While applying glue, just make sure not to apply it onto the middle cord or your knots won’t slide smoothly. Snip off the tips.