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Shamballa Supplies

Shamballa bracelets are fun to design, easy to create, and stunning to wear.

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.

Want an easy way to get Started? Our Shamballa Starter Kit contains your Pave Beads, Knotting Cord, Clip Board, Binder Clips, and G-S Hypo Cement

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.

Sterling Silver Plated Bead Thru Cross with Multiple 1.5mm Holes

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.

Get Creative when making Shamblla Bracelet by Mixing in new and interesting components.

Shamballa Tools & Supplies

It only takes a few tools to get started with building Shamballa bracelets.

  • Macrame Board (for Holding everything in place while you work)
  • G-S Hypo Cement (To keep it all together)
  • Nipper Tool (For trimming those Pesky Ends.)

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Chinese Knotting Cord

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.

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Pave Beads

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.

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Stopper Beads

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.

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large hole gemstones for shamballa bracelets

2mm Hole Gemstones

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.

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view our cellection of shamballa jewelry kits

2mm Hole Gemstones

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).

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Now that we're familiar with all the supplies, lets move onto the tutorial.

Materials
  • 8 Feet of 1.2mm Stringing Material
  • Stopper Beads
  • Nipper tool
  • 7 - 10mm Beads with 2mm Hole
  • Macrame Board
  • G-S Hypo Cement


Creating a Shamballa.

(Step 1) Using your nipper tool take your 8' of knotting cord and cut it in half, leaving 2 equal pieces (4' each).

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(like this)


(Step 2) Take one of your 4' segments and cut it in half leaving two 2' pieces and one 4' piece.

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(like this)

(Step 3) Clip one of your 2' pieces of cord into your clipboard, leaving an 8" tail on both sides of the clip board.

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(Step 4) Load your beads, pull your cord tightly, and use your binder clip to clip your cord to the bottom of your board. This will be your guide line.

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(Step 5) Place your 4Ì cord under the guide line Keeping it even on both ends.


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(Step 6) Take the right side of your cord over the guide and under your left side of cord. Now take the left side under your guide and up through the loop.

(Step 7) Take the left side of your cord over your guide, and under the right side, then take the right side of your cord moving it under the guide and over the left cord (through the loop)

(Step 8) Repeat Steps 6 and 7 3 times then push up your bead.


(Step 9) After youÌve pushed up your first bead follow this pattern below
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  • Push up your Bead
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  • Push up your Bead
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  • Push up your Bead
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  • Push up your bead
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  • Push up your final beads
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After completing steps 1-9 the end of your bracelet should look like this
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(Step 10) You should have some excess cord on the right and left side of your guide line. Lets clean those up.

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Glue around both areaÌs you have extra cord and let is dry for a few minutes.

(Step 11) Now that the glue has had a chance to dry, go ahead and snip off the remaining cord

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What you have now, should look very similar to this.

(Step 12) At this point we get back to our knotting to close off our bracelet. Make sure to overlap your remaining cord (image above) as this will now be our guide line.

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(Step 13) Use your remaining 2Ì cord and place it evenly under your new guidelines.

(Step 14) From here we will be going back to page one using steps 6 and 7 repeatedly until you wrap an amount you are happy with for sizing. (Usually 14 Knots or the pattern below)

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(Step 15) Once youÌve finished knotting, slide your stopper beads onto your guide line to give you a way to tighten your bracelet.

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(Step 16) Glue and cut the remaining segments of your 2Ì cord

(Step 17) Lastly, you want to make a tight knot at the end of your stopper beads, gluing to secures, and cutting off any excess cord. Now just let it dry for 24 hrs. Then show it off.

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