It’s time to make macrame bracelets, and I’ve just finished the first one. Wow that was so fun! Macramé bracelets are such great accessories, if you make a few you can combine them together with different looks. Making macramé bracelets is pretty simple and there are many kind of knots to chose from. But if you begin with the basic macramé knots and then move on to the more difficult ones, you will do just fine.
When you make a macramé bracelet like the one I just made, you usually need beads with bigger holes in them when the cord is thick… So how does that work simply? First of all you need macrame thread or cord according to the size of holes in the beads you want to use for your bracelet.
Supples for Making Macrame Bracelets
There are so many different beads you can use to make macrame bracelets! Here are just a few examples:
For my bracelet I have used green rattail satin cord, chinese porcelain beads and a big eye needle to get the cord through some of the smaller holes in the beads. I also used a wooden macramé tool, but a macramé project board works just as well when you make macramé bracelets and necklaces.
Something which is good to remember is that you should chose beads matching your macrame cord. So if you have small beads it’s best to use a thin thread, and for big beads thick cord. This gives balance to your macramé bracelets.
How to make macrame bracelets?
The easiest way is to get a book, you can see exactly how to knot and see inspirational designs. I found two great books on how to make macramé bracelets and jewelry. The first one is Decorative Knot Craft: Over 20 Innovative Knotting And Macrame Accessories. This book has all you need to know about how to make beautiful chinese knotted macrame jewelry!
Then there is this one: Micro-Macrame: 30 Beaded Designs for Jewelry Using Crystals and Cords. Which is full of pretty and cool projects with beads and crystals. It has so many well made designs.
Here is a picture of my working space with the wooden macramé tool, a bracelet is in the making! I’m at the beginning of making the macramé bracelet, as you can see…