Charlottes Web Multi Strand Shamballa Bracelet

Posted by Johnnie on 9/26/2012 to Beading Techniques
Materials Needed: (Located Above)


13 ft. of .08 Chinese Knotting Cord
43 - Swarovski 8mm Round Beads
GS-Hypo Cement
Clipboard
Binder Clips
Ruler
Nipper Tool

(If you are making the crystal blue shade Charlottes Web you will use 49 Crystals, and 0.6mm Knotting cord. You will need to add 2 additional beads to each strand.)


Directions:
Step 1 - Cut your knotting cord into the following lengths: (3) 2 ft. sections (1) 5 1/2 ft. section and (1) 1 1/2 ft. section.

Step 2 - Glue all six ends of your (3) 2ft. lengths. As glue dries pull on the cord, going outward to get it to soak in. Once dry, nip the ends on an angle to create a needle point.








Step 3 - Clip all (3) 2ft, cords onto your clipboard. It is important to line up the ends to keep them uniform. You want to the cords centered on your clipboard and you want the ends that hang off to be equal. You will have roughly 8 inch tails of cord on each end.

*These 3 cords will be your Bead Cords. You will have a Left Bead Cord, a Center Bead Cord, and a right Bead Cord.

Step 4 - Load 37 beads onto your bead cords. You will want 12 on the Left Bead Cord, 13 on the Center Bead Cord and 12 on the Right Bead Cord.

Step 5 - Pull your ends tight and clip them to the bottom of the clipboard with the binder clips.

Step 6 - Take your 5 and 1/2 ft. length of cord and put it underneath the (3) Beading Cord, making sure to keep the cord even on both ends. This is going to be your Knotting Cords (right and left respectively).

Step 7 - Take your Right Knotting Cord over the 3 bead cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Then take your Left Knotting Cord under the 3 bead cords and thru the loop you just made with the right knotting cord.

Step 8 - Take your Left Knotting Cord over the 3 bead cords and under the right knotting cord. Then take your Right Knotting Cord under the 3 bead cords thru the loop you just made with the right knotting cord.

*Steps 7 & 8 complete a full Shamballa Knot.

Repeat Steps 7 & 8 until you have 8 knots or 4 FULL Knots.

Step 9 - Push up your 1st bead on your Center Bead Cord.

Step 10 - Take your Right Knotting Cord and put it under the Center Bead Cord only. Pull it up, to the right and thru the loop you just made. Pull tight. This is a Half Hitch Knot.

Step 11 - Take your Left Knotting Cord and put it under the Center Bead Cord only. Pull it up, to the left and thru the loop you just made. Pull tight.

Step 12 - Push up the 1st bead on the Right Beading Cord. Take the Right Knotting Cord and put it under the Right Beading Cord. Pull it up, to the right and thru the loop you just made.

Step 13 - Push up the 1st bead on the Left Beading Cord. Take the Left Beading Cord and put it under the Left knotting Cord. Pull it up, to the right and thru the loop you just made.

Step 14 - Pull both of your Knotting Cords tight, upwards and towards the center. This tightens the set properly.

Step 15 - Repeat Steps 9-14 until you have one bead remaining.

*When you get to the point of having 4-6 beads remaining on each Beading Cord you can unclip your 3 Beading Cords and move them closer together.
*Remember to pull tightly as you go to keep your beads secured in place.

Step 16 - Take your Right and Left Knotting Cords and put them underneath the Right and Left Beading Cords respectively. Push up your last bead on the Center Beading Cord.

Step 17 - Keeping your Knotting Cords out to their respective sides, carefully unclip your 3 Beading Cords. Pull them together and clip them down with one binder clip.

Step 18 - (Same as Step 7 ) Take your Right Knotting Cord over the 3 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Left Knotting Cord and put it under the 3 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the right.

Step 19 - (Same as Step 8) Take your Left Knotting Cord over the 3 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Right Knotting Cord and put it under the 3 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the left.

Repeat Steps 18 & 19 until you have 8 knots, or 4 Full Knots (pairs).

Step 20 - Glue the ends of your Knotting Cords at the knot line with a generous amount of glue. Nip them close to the knot and pinch to secure and spread the glue.



Step 21 - Take your bracelet off the clipboard. You need to lay your bracelet upside down at the bottom of your clipboard. Pull the Beading Cords up and overlapping on the top of your clipboard.

Step 22 - Keeping the cords in order, clip all 6 cords down on each side of your clipboard.

Step 23 - Take your (1) 1.5ft. section and slide it beneath your 6 Beading Cords. This will now become your Right and Left Knotting Cords.

Step 24 - (Same as Steps 7 & 18) Take your Right Knotting Cord over the 6 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Left Knotting Cord and put it under the 6 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the right.

Step 25 - (Same as Step 8 & 19) Take your Left Knotting Cord over the 6 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Right Knotting Cord and put it under the 6 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the left.

*Repeat Steps 24 & 25 until your bracelet is sized correctly. Roughly 20-28 Knots, or 10-14 Full Knots (pairs).

Step 26 - Glue the Right and Left Knotting cords at the knot line. Nip each side close to the knot and pinch to secure and spread glue.

Step 27 - Unclip and remove your bracelet from the clipboard. Pull your Beading Cords until your Knots line up and form your finished bracelet.

Step 28 - Load your remaining beads onto their respective Beading Cords. Make a knot roughly an inch away from the bracelet and pull tight.

Step 29 - Glue the knot ends. Nip them close and pinch to secure and spread glue.



Enjoy your Charlotte’s Web Bracelet
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