the diy: beaded macrame bracelet

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This bracelet turned out way nicer than I had hoped for. The gold beads make it seem like more than just a "friendship" bracelet. But, it really is just a fancier version of a friendship bracelet. All you need is braiding cord and some small geometric beads. I'm sure regular beads would work too.
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Fold a piece of string in half and tie a knot by the fold, leaving a small opening for later. The string should be about 2 feet long.
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Secure your string with some tape or a clipboard.
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String some beads onto the left string. I used 17 beads but, the number of beads you use should depend on the size of your wrist. More beads = bigger wrist. Less beads... you get the point right?
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Tighten the two strings and tape them down. I taped mine to the back of the clipboard.
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Cut another piece of string about 4 feet long. Tie it in the middle onto your two taped-down strings, above the beads.
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You will tie a square knot between each bead. So start off by tie a square knot. You basically are tying a knot forward (or to the right), and then tying the same knot backward (or to the left).
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After you've tied one knot right and one knot left, slide a bead up the string, right up against what you've just tied.
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Tie a square knot under the bead. Remember, a square knot is really two knots- one to the right...
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and then one to the left.
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Alternate back and forth, one square knot, one bead, until you have made the bracelet as long as you need it to be to wrap around your wrist.
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Tie a regular knot with all of the string.
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Cut off the excess string!
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And now you have a bracelet that will easily go on and off your wrist.
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  1. Soo cute and love your clipboard too, thanks for sharing:-)

  2. This is such a fantastic diy! It's been pinned onto my pinterest and added to my must-do craft with my DD!

  3. I always thought that these type of bracelets were so cute! I must try this out this summer. :)

  4. Oh definitely adding to my diy to do list. So cute.

    Flounces & Hubbub

  5. I love this macrame bracelet! I'd love to try this sometime! Thanks

  6. I couldn't get the square knot down, so mine looks really weird and crooked, but quirky. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

  7. So cute! I've always use wood beads with macrame but, this looks way prettier :) Thanks for sharing! I will try to make it soon.

  8. Very pretty maybe you could show how the long macrame beaded length can be made into a bracelet once you cut off the string at the end as directed. There is no directions on how to secure it together to make a bracelet with it. I love it though. It looks great.