The reason why I wanted to feature the style again is because each instructor does things differently. We could all learn from the varied use of beads and approaches. Cindy used crystals and added a metal focal in the middle for a feminine look.
Carolyn of Bijoux By Me has an excellent and thorough video tutorial.She covers the square knotting carefully with a tip at the end on how to tell where you are in the knotting process! I can relate to that as I have forgetten which side I am knotting as I am going along! She also demonstrates how to seal the cord ends with a lighter.
Camila Jacober of Cia Fashion's video tutorial demonstrates Amanda Miola's of Bella Bijoux Art Store's Shambala bracelet. It shows a super way to keep the strings taut - a piece of wood with a couple of nails. You may have to watch a few times to catch it all. I also like the single accent bead in the middle and the rhinestone version is divine. Use Google Translate to check out the Portuguese blog post instructions.
You might be interested to know that the word "Shambala" is the name of a mythical Tibetan kingdom and it is also the name of a jewelry company.
This style is very popular these days largely because various music artistes have been spotted wearing them and they have been featured in many magazines.
Now we can all be hip!
Before You Go:
- Use Your Fingers to Make this Macrame Necklace
- How to Make Macrame Jewelry Tutorials
- Lacy Bead and Macramet Jewelry Tutorials
Original Post by The Beading Gem