As the big trend is to do it yourself, how not to devote an article to self-made jewelry. I offer you a tutorial on how to make a Shamballa bracelet in two tricks.
Material and supplies
That’s right, Shamballa fashion was launched two or three years ago. And last summer, some of you have already had to trade theirs against the rainbow loom. However, for me, by their elegance, these Tibetan-inspired bracelets remain great classics. Plus, it’s very easy to do it yourself.
I assure you, just understand the principle and it’s a real breeze afterward. But before you get to the tutorial, here is a list of essential supplies for the creation of this jewel. Of course, the ideal would be to be able to offer authentic pearls Swarovski rhinestones. Their disadvantage? Their high price.
Otherwise, we find easily on the market pearls exactly the same style. Glass, metal or plastic are available in all colors. That’s what I use. And for the body of the bracelet, you must also have in your possession a black cord, preferably in waxed cotton. Otherwise, a jewel wire will do the job very well.
Your Shamballa bracelet step by step
You will need a cord of about thirty to forty centimeters. The latter will serve as the middle frame of your bracelet. My trick to put pearls on easily and quickly? I burn the other end with a gas burner and I press on it to form a small ball. I always start with the closing bead. Once I have donned the desired number, I secure everything by knotting the ends.
Using a safety pin, I fix everything on a small cushion. I isolate a pearl one centimeter from the others. Subsequently, I attack the achievement of macramé points. To do this, I need another rope, but this time about a meter fifty. I pass the thread under the mainframe. I tie it on the latter, making sure that the left and right threads are the same lengths. I start weaving with the right cord by passing it over the main wire. Then, I pass the left cord alternately on the right, then on the mainframe to stand out on the loop formed by the first. I shoot and here I am with my first flat knot.
I go back another pearl and I do the same manipulation, but this time in the opposite direction. Little by little, the bracelet begins to form and I stop only when there are no more pearls. Finally, I slip two small seed beads at both ends of my middle thread. And to get the sliding closure system, I superimpose them encloses them in new flat knots woven using another sixty-centimeter cord.