A Knotted Nautical Bracelet {so easy!}

Howdy friends! It’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner! Today I’m going to show you how to whip up this nautical inspired bracelet using 2mm rat-tail cord from Papermart:

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It has gold anchors one one side and silver on the other so it will match whatever you are wearing. In this video I’ll show you how to make it:

How easy was that? I love that you can have two designs going on the same bracelet. The tiles I stamped on as well as the stamp are from ArtNeko.

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Don’t be limited to this design, you can stamp whatever you like on the tiles, why not make one for every season? You get enough rat-tail cord on a spool to make hundreds of bracelets!  I wore my bracelet all day today and it was light and comfortable. It is also a great gift for people who have a metal allergy.

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I hope you have a great weekend Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

On the Road to Shambala!

Ooooweeeooohhhoooo…ya ya ya ya ya …we’re on the road to Shambala today as we make some fun Shambala style macrame bracelets!

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This bracelet is constructed of square knots and beads using cord. You will need:

6 feet of 2mm rat-tail cord (or cord of your choice)
2 feet of hemp cord (or any fairly stiff cord that you can slide your beads on to)
7 large hole beads (lampwork glass or furnace glass beads are perfect but see what you have, the holes need to be big enough to slip on the hemp cord)
A clip board (or scrap of wood/cardboard) and binder clips
super glue (or clear nail polish)
A lighter (or lit candle) for melting the cord ends (grown-ups only!)

Watch the video for complete instructions!

Once you get the hang of it you can make these bracelets in 15-20 minutes. This is the same technique (minus the beads) that are used to make the popular parachute cord (paracord) bracelets too! I think these bracelets can be worn by a man, woman or child however when I asked my husband if he wanted one he said they were too girly, I said that her must be thinking of the wrong one, I was talking about the knotted one with the beads and adjustable dangles on the end and he said “anything with a ‘dangle’ is girly” Well, folks, there you have it;) Other than a wedding ring my hubby is not a jewelry wearer :)

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That does it for me today, we have a busy school break planned with lots of fun so if I don’t manage to get a blog post up every day this week it is because I am having too much fun with the kids! If I do manage a daily post it will be because I have convinced them to craft with me! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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