Soft Flex Macrame 3-Strand Bracelet
Designer Kristen Fagan

Materials

Soft Flex Beading Wire .019 diameter - 16 ft per strand
(Shown in Blue Topaz, Tanzanite and Extreme 925 Sterling Silver Plated)
10mm Closed Jump Rings from Fusion Beads - 3 pcs
3 Strand Clasp - 1 set
3x3mm Crimp Tubes - 6 pcs

Tools

Mighty Crimping Pliers
Cutters
Mini Macrame Board
Micro Macrame Basics and Beyond Book (optional)

Instructions

Step 1: Begin by cutting the beading wire into two 36 inch and two 12 inch lengths. Fold the 12 inch piece in half, pull the loop through the jump ring, fold it over the ring, and pull the rest of the wire through the loop. Repeat the step on the other side of the ring. Lay the design on the Macrame board with the strands vertical and anchored into the notches.

Step 2: Center the 36" wire under the anchored two strands below the jump ring. Begin the 1st half of your square knot by folding the right wire over the two middle strands and under the left wire. Pull the left wire under the right and middle strands and through the loop on the right side. Pull tight and slide the knot to the top.

Step 3: Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left wire over the middle strands and under the right wire. Pull the right wire under the left and middle strands and through the loop on the left side. Pull tight and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right. (Note: if you feel your bracelet start twisting you may have knotted two right sides or two left sides in a row - simply unknot the wire and fix).

Step 4: Continue knotting using the square knot method until half of your desired bracelet length is reached. To see step by step photos the square knot check out page 14 in the book Micro Macrame Basics and Beyond.

Step 5: Flip your macrame board around and center the other 36" wire under the other two anchored strands. Repeat steps 1-4 on this half of your bracelet.

Step 6: This completes one strand. Repeat this process two more times in the same or different beading wire colors to create a three strand bracelet.



Step 7: Once your strands are at the desired length, string a 3x3mm crimp tube to each of the strands ends and thread through the clasp.Before you crimp, check that the size length is correct for each of them, that the strands are straight and wire attached to the center rings are all going in the same direction.





Step 8: Once you're happy with the strands, crimp the 3x3mm crimp tubes using the mighty crimping pliers. Be mindful to crimp all three strands the same with the seam facing on the back. Trim the excess wire.





Step 9: You can make these in all sorts of beading wire colors and connector styles!


Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.