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Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet

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Of all the bracelet patterns and instructions out there, the Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet is sure to become a fast favorite of yours. This super cool bracelet design uses sterling silver beads and shamballa knots to create an edgy studded effect. With the sleek leather cord and the shiny beads, this is one of the most elegant macrame bracelet patterns you're likely to find. Just bead with caution; we're sure once you learn how to make bracelets like these, you're going to be positively hooked!

Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet
Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet
This image courtesy of TooCuteBeads.com

Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Metal

Time to complete: In an evening

Bead Project Type: Bracelet

Difficulty Level: Easy

Materials:

  • 1 yard of 2mm Natural Leather Cord
  • 3 yards of 1.5mm Natural Leather Cord
  • one Swarovski Trapeze Button (3052)
  • 30 4mm Sterling Silver Multi-Cut Rounds (1.5mm Hole)
  • two 6mm Multi Cut Rounds (1.8mm Hole)
  • GS Hypo Cement
  • clipboard
  • nipper tool
  • needle or bent nose pliers
  • two binder clips

Instructions:

  1. Nip the ends of your 1.5mm leather cord on an angle to make loading your 4mm beads easier.
     
  2. Take your 2mm leather cord and slide on your button. Center your button and clip to your clipboard.
    Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet
     
  3. Take your 3 yards of 1.5mm leather cord and center it under your 2mm center cords.
     
  4. Start a shamballa knot:

    >Take your right 1.5mm knotting cord over your center 2mm cords and under your left 1.5mm cord.
    >Take your left 1.5mm knotting cord under your center 2mm cords and up through the loop on the right side.
    >Pull both cords tightly.
    >Take your left 1.5mm knotting cord over your center 2mm cords and under your right 1.5mm cord.
    >Take your right 1.5mm knotting cord under your center 2mm cords and up through the loop on the left side.
    >Pull both cords tightly.
     
  5. Load a 4mm Sterling Silver Multi-Cut Round onto your right 1.5mm knotting cord.

    >Take your right 1.5mm knotting cord over your center 2mm cords and under your left 1.5mm cord.
    >Take your left 1.5mm knotting cord under your center 2mm cords and up through the loop on the right side.
    >Center your Multi-Cut Round onto one of your center cords and tighten slowly, adjust your bead as you pull.
    >Take your left 1.5mm knotting cord over your center 2mm cords and under your right 1.5mm cord.
    >Take your right 1.5mm knotting cord under your center 2mm cords and up through the loop on the left side.
    >Pull both cords tightly.
    Studded Leather Macrame BraceletStudded Leather Macrame Bracelet
     
  6. Repeat step 4 until you've used all 30 4mm Sterling Silver Multi-Cut Beads (or until you've reached your desired length).
     
  7. Clip off your excess 1.5mm cord on each side, leaving just about 3/4 of an inch (you will need the excess cord).
    Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet
     
  8. Take one of your extra pieces of 1.5mm cord and center it on your 2mm center cord. Take your right 1.5mm cord and wrap it under your 2mm cords three times (leaving loose). Slide your three loops up toward your last shamballa knot.
    Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet
     
  9. Take the bottom excess cord and thread it up through your three loops. Take the excess top cord and thread it down through your three loops. Pull tight. (refer to picture).
    Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet
     
  10. Making your button hole: Measure down your cord roughly 1 inch and repeat steps 7 and 8 with your other extra piece of 1.5mm knotting cord.
    Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet
     
  11. Unclip your binder clip and load your two 6mm Sterling Silver Multi-Cut Beads on the ends of each of your 2mm leather cords. Make a knot where you'd like your embelishment beads to sit.
    Studded Leather Macrame Bracelet
     
  12. Apply Hypo cement to all the extra leather cord tails where you've knotted. Let dry for at least five minutes. Go back and clip off all extra leather. Let sit for an hour; then wear.

     
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