Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

macrame bracelet with b-lon

A modern take on a decades old craft. Freshen up your macrame with B-Lon cord, and add a button closure for a modern look.
Step 1

Cut a 24" [61 cm] piece of B-Lon.

Step 2

String on 24 size 10 seed beads. Make sure the loop will fit over your large bead without too much extra space. Adjust bead count as needed. Move the beads to the middle of the thread and tie an overhand knot to make a loop of beads.
TIP: Use a beading awl or knotter tool to snug the knot up right under the beads.

Step 3

Remove the top plate from the tying station and place the beaded loop over the screw. Use the foam insert included with the tying station to hold the loop in place.
TIP: Don’t screw the plate down tight or you’ll crack the beads.

Step 4

String onto the base threads an alternating pattern of yellow and grey beads so you have 12 beads total. Arrange the base threads so that the base threads are coming down the middle of the Tying Station and secure them in the bottom base plate on one side of the screw.

Step 5

Take a 6' [1.8 m] piece of B-Lon (this will be your working thread), and tie it in the middle to the base threads right under the knot. Tie two square knots to secure it.

Step 6

Tie three more square knots, left over right, right over left, and push one bead up against the last knot.

Step 7

Tie five square knots, then push the next bead up against the last knot. Repeat with all of the beads and end with five square knots.

Step 8

Add the button for a clasp. Thread the working threads and the base threads through the hole in the shank of the button. Tie all of the threads together in a double overhand knot to secure the button. Trim all B-Lon ends and use a cord cutter (or thread zap) to seal the ends.

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