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Quick Tip on Shambala Bracelet Closures

I've covered the Shambala style of macrame bracelets before (see links below). These usually feature knotted closures which look nice but take extra time to complete. 

So take a tip from Katrine who writes a most appropriately named blog - Make It and Fake It.  Her DIY gold clover bracelet tutorial uses macrame knots on both sides of the bracelet. What was clever was her simple short cut using just a metal tube for the clasp area!

I shall be checking if I have any larger holed metal cylinders in my stash!

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  1. Thank you so much Pearl for this one - it's going to make my macrame pieces SOOOOO much simpler!

  2. Just make sure the cords fit snugly to keep the bracelet tightened!

  3. Good point - I'm already thinking I'm going to figure out how to make my own tube beads out of copper, but metal working is on my to-do list for next year anyway...

  4. Something to try to make are metal coils rather than tube beads. Quicker to accomplish too!

  5. Great tip! Thank you so much! Where did you purchase the gold tube?

  6. Hi Rhea,
    Click through to Katrine's blog and ask her the question! I personally would make a wire coil instead of purchasing a metal tube.

  7. I tried this with a round bead but it isn't tight enough. Any suggestions?


    1. Get a tube bead and a krimper squeeze the metal onto the string so it will be snug

  8. You mean instead of a long tube? If so that might be your problem right there. If you cannot find a metal tube, try making a wire coil and see if that works.

  9. Just make your normal sliding knot and put the tube over the top. Just makes the bracelet nicer and more upscale.


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