As promised, here’s how to make your very own Shamballa Bracelet – kits with instructions available from Gyre & Gimble on Ebay
|Shamballa Bracelet Instructions|
|You Will Need
|1. To start, cut a 40cm long length of the cord. This is your anchor cord. Put a little clear nail varnish on each end to make it easier to thread on your beads.
2. Make a knot close to one end of the cord then thread on an 8mm Hematite bead (fig 2).
3. Now tie another knot 9mm from the previous knot. Pin your cord to a bead mat or sheet of paper to keep it steady.
4. Now cut a 100cm length of cord and knot it to the anchor cord below the second knot (see fig 2). You are ready to start making square knots.
|5. Take the left hand cord and make a sail shape pointing to the left (see fig 3). Now take the right hand cord and thread it under the left hand cord and the anchor cord and up through the sail shaped loop (see fig 4). Pull the knot tight. You have now completed 1/2 of a square knot.|
|6. The second half of the square knot is completed in the same way as the first half, but this time the “sail” is pointing to the right (see fig 5).
7. Make a sail shape with the right hand cord. Now take the left hand cord and thread it under the right hand cord and the anchor cord and up through the sail shaped loop (see fig 6).
8. Tie another knot by repeating steps 5 to 7. You are now ready to thread on the first 10mm bead.
|9. Thread a 10mm Hematite bead onto the anchor cord (fig 7). Now make two square knots under the bead by repeating steps 5 to 7 twice (fig 8).|
|10. Next thread on a rhinestone bead and repeat steps 5 to 7 twice. Continue adding all 6 rhinestone beads with two knots in between each (fig 9). Finish with the second 10mm Hematite bead.
11. Knot the remaining lengths in a reef knot (left over right then right over left) and cut the excess close to the knot. Dab a little clear nail varnish on the cut ends to seal them.
|12. Thread the second 8mm Hematite bead on the end of the anchor cord and tie a knot to secure it. You are ready to make the bracelet fastener.
13. Loop the bracelet so the ends cross over. Cut a 60mm length of cord and knot it around the crossed lengths (fig 10).
14. Make 5 square knots following steps 5 to 7 (fig 11) and try on the bracelet. These knots should fill the gap between the two Hematite beads. Add more knots if required.
|15. Knot the remaining lengths in a reef knot as in step 11 and cut the excess close to the knot. Dab a little clear nail varnish on the cut ends to seal them. Don’t forget to let it dry before you handle your bracelet.|
|Congratulations! You’ve completed your bracelet.
We hope you enjoy wearing it.
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