Double Strand Macramé Bracelet
Designer Kristen Fagan

Materials

.019 Soft Flex Beading Wire in Black Onyx - 40"
.019 Soft Flex Beading Wire in Red Coral - 72"
Swarovski Jet Black 28mm Crystal Twist Link - 1
Swarovski 6mm Light Siam Crystal Round Beads - 12
2x2mm Silver Filled Crimp Tubes - 8
3x3mm Silver Filled Crimp Tubes - 2
15mm Silver Lobster Clasp
6mm Silver Jump Ring - 1

Tools

Mini Macramé Board
Universal Magical Crimper
Mighty Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: Cut the black beading wire into two 12" lengths. Fold one 12" piece in half, push the looped end through one side of the Swarovski twist link connector, fold it over the connector and pull the rest of the cord through the looped end. Repeat this on the other side of the twist link connector. These strands will be anchored and remain stationary. Lay the design on your macramé board with the strands vertical and tuck the strands into the grooves.

Step 2: Cut the red beading wire into two 36" lengths. Center one 36" length of red beading wire under the two anchored black strands. Begin the 1st half of your square knot by folding the right wire over the 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. Slide wire knot close to your connector and pull tightly.

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 tightly and repeat the steps – right, 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 remove the knot from the wire and fix direction.)

Step 4: Continue knotting until the desired length for one half of your bracelet is reached keeping your clasp size in mind. Pick up your second 36" length of red wire and repeat the square knot on the other side of your bracelet.



Step 5: 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 and that the strands are straight. Once your happy, crimp the 3x3mm crimp tubes using the mighty crimping pliers.



Step 6: Now, let’s make the second strand of this bracelet. Cut two 8" strands of black beading wire. Thread one strand through one side of the black crystal connector. String a 2x2mm crimp tube onto both ends of the black beading wire and even out the tails. Crimp the wire in place using the magical crimper.

Step 7: String one red crystal on one wire and one red crystal on the second wire. String a second 2x2mm crimp tube onto both ends of the black beading wire and crimp about 1/2" apart from the first crimp.

Step 8: Repeat Step 7.

Step 9: String one red crystal on one wire and one red crystal on the second wire. String a second 2x2mm crimp tube onto both ends of the black beading wire, loop one strand of the black wire around the clasp and back through the last crimp tube, crimp and trim excess wire.



Step 10: Repeat all the steps on the other half of the bracelet. For added interest, I attached the second strand on opposite sides of the macramé square knot strand.



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.