Everything you need to get stared.
We've put everything you need to create stunning Shamballa bracelets in one place. We also offer a large selection of cool Shamballa Jewelry Kits to help get you started.
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.
Tools of the Trade.
It only takes a few tools to get started with building Shamballa bracelets.
Mini Clip Board (Convienant to work on)
Binder Clip (for Holding everything in place while you work)
G-S Hypo Cement (To keep it all together)
Nipper Tool (For trimming those Pesky Ends.)
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.
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.
Now that we have the basics, lets explore some options!
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.
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.
When working with 0.6mm and 0.8mm Knotting cord, you can use a variety of Swarovski Beads to create interesting Shamballa bracelets, but Swarovski does offer their 5040's with a 2mm hole, which is perfect when working with the thicker 1.2mm knotting cord.
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).