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Finish a macramé bracelet with a nifty closure that makes the bracelet length adjustable.
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Large Hole Beads
Beading Scissors 1-1/4 in. Blade
Hypo Tube Cement
Cut a piece of cord 4.5 feet long and another piece 20 inches long.
Secure the 20 inch anchor cord to your work surface. We are using a clip board to secure the cord.
Center the long cord under the anchor cord at least 4 inches from the end.
Pass the left tying cord over the anchor cord.
Pass the right tying cord over the top of the left tying cord.
Pass the right tying cord under the anchor cord and through the loop formed by the left tying cord.
Pull on both tying cords to tighten the knot.
You have completed your first half knot!
The next knot will be a mirror of the knot that you just created. Start by passing the right tying cord over the anchor cord.
Pass the left tying cord over the top of the right tying cord
Pass the left tying cord under the anchor cord and through the loop formed by the right tying cord.
Repeat steps 4-12, alternating between starting the knot with the left tying cord and with the right tying cord.
If you lose track of which tying cord to start the next knot with, just look where you left off for a bump in the cord. Start the next knot with the side that has the bump on it.
Continue tying alternating knots until you have reached a place where you would like to add a bead. If you don't want to add any beads, skip to step 19 at this time.
String a bead onto the anchor cord. Slide it up to your last knot.
Tie the next square knot below the bead, starting with the tying cord that you left off with. The two tying cords will hug the bead.
Pull the knot tight so it touches the bead.
Continue to create alternating knots (and optionally adding beads) until you have reached the desired length of the piece.
Cut the excess tying cord close to the base.
Add a small dab of glue to secure your end knot. Let dry
To make the adjustable closure run your end cords parallel. Cut a 12 inch piece of cord. and center it in the middle of the two cord ends.
Repeat steps 4-12 untiil your square knot base is at least 1 inch long.
Cut the excess tying cords close to the base.
Add a small dab of glue to secure your end knot. Let dry.
Check to make sure the bracelet will slide comfortable over your wrist. Tie the anchor cord ends with a simple knot and trim any excess cord.
Congratulations! You have successfully made a Macrame - Adjustable Knot Bracelet!