A traditional Shamballa bracelet uses Macrame knotting with Chinese knotting cord, and a series of large hole beads. Different combinations of Knotting Cord, and Large hole beads can offer drastically different results.
There is no rule that says you can only use pave beads to make your Shamballa bracelets. Play around a bit, and find other cool components to incorporate into your work.
Our Bead thru cross is a great example of a way to expand your design potential when creating shamballa bracelets. The 1.5mm holes on this bead thru cross make it a great center piece to achieve a completely new feel for your Shamballa Jewelry.
It only takes a few tools to get started with building Shamballa bracelets.
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Knotting cord comes in a Variety of Colors, and a Few Sizes. It's important to know what beads you'll be working with before choosing which cord will work best for your project. Most of the projects at Toocutebeads.com will combine a 0.8mm cord for the base cord, along with a 1.2mm knotting cord for nice think knots.
Probably the most traditional beads seen in Shamballa bracelets. We carry 10mm 54 Chaton Pave bling beads, as well as our collection of custom made Designer Pave Bling Beads, which are available in a variety of Exciting colors, Animal Prints, Disco styles. We also carry unique shapes, like our ovals and tubes.
If you'd like to decorate the ends of your bracelets, you will want to pick out a couple of stopper beads. You can also match the beads used in the rest of your bracelet, but be careful, the ends of your bracelet can end up taking a lot of abuse.
Our large hole Gemstones are available in 8mm and 12mm. Each strand of gemstones has consistant sizing. Large hole sizes make our Gemstone beads perfect for working with 1.2mm Chinese knotting cord. It is important to note, that natural gemstones with have color variations through out the strand.
We have a variery of Shamballa Jewelry kits, weather you're looking to just get started (which our starter kit is perfect for) or if you're looking to get a little more adventerous with your technique (Charlotte's Web).