Saturday, October 27, 2012

Macramé Nuts Bracelet

I found the original instructions for this craft on the Taylor and Demolish site. I adapted it a bit.

You'll need:
2-8 foot strands of 1mm hemp cord in 2 different colors (I used black and purple for this example)
8-1/4-inch hexagonal nuts
1 or more charms of choice

Cut each strand of hemp into a 2-foot and a 6-foot length. Fold both 2-foot lengths in half and clip to a sturdy surface (I use a clip-board.) Then, center both of the 6-foot lengths behind the shorter strands and make 13 alternating half-knots (6-1/2 square knots.)
Add a hex nut, enclosing it in another square knot. Repeat with 2 more hex nuts. Add charm to one set of outside (long) strands before adding remaining 3 hex nuts in square knots.
Continue making 6-1/2 more square knots.
Add another hex nut, then tie an overhand knot tightly. Tie another overhand knot about 1-inch further down before adding the last hex nut. Tie a last overhand knot snug against the nut, leaving approximately 1-inch of tassel.
Take original loop of hemp and pull over knots as clasp.
Will fit approximately a 6-inch wrist. Make additional square knots on either side or between hex nuts to lengthen for larger wrists or ankles, using longer lengths of cord.

Similar styles will be available at my QuinGem's Creations Bonanza shop.

First Post - October 27, 2012

Welcome to my newest blog adventure. This one is all about crafts of all kinds. I'll be sharing each of the crafts I attempt to make. Some will be graphics art (wallpapers as well as graphics I will be selling on various items through my online shops), along with homemade crafts that I share in swaps as well as sell in my online shops. I dabble in a variety of crafts, including macrame, paper crafts, loom knitting, beading, sewing and more.
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