It seems as though everyone is sporting a knotted bracelet these days. The “shamballa bracelet” is the reference I have been seeing in fashion articles. I found in my research that shamballa can be spelled differently and for some people has a symbolic or religious meaning. For others, the bracelet is a series of Chinese or macrame knots with no symbolism.
So, by looking at online imagery I decided to see if I could make a bracelet too!
All you need is some cord/string and some interesting beads. AND…you need to know how to do a square knot. I just learned how to make that knot yesterday!
My first bracelet features a longer series of knots and three rhinestone beads.
These RHINESTONE BEADs are available in many different sizes and colours.
I used 12mm ANT.COPPER/ CRYSTAL AB
I happened to have LEATHER GENUINE CORD in my stash so I opted to use this as my stringing material.
Since I only used three beads in my first bracelet I decided to make a second bracelet with the remaining seven beads. I REALLY love how this looks! Shamballa is a trend right now…why not make or teach someone to make a bracelet soon!
Take a peak at all the rhinestone components in the John Bead catalog.