Have you ever come across a lovely, delicate piece of jewelry in stores before that you really adored the look of but that you hesitated in buying because you were pretty sure you could recreate it yourself in a colour you liked even better thanks to your crafting skills and stock of DIY supplies? Then you know exactly how I felt the other day when I came across a gorgeously Celtic inspired knotted bracelet! I came straight home from the store and made more than one of my own version, and I even made a couple for some friends who I like to swap handmade gifts with rather than store bought ones and who have birthdays coming up.
Making more than one adorable knotted bracelet gave me the perfect opportunity to document the crafting process I put into them, just in case other DIY enthusiasts might want to see how they were made. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Ribbon clasps
- Red Satin macrame cord
Gather your materials!
Measure out a section of cord about six inches long, or however long it needs to be to fit comfortably and a little loosely around your own wrist; you might need a piece shorter or longer than I did. At the six inch point, fold the cord over on itself and mark the place on the further cord with your fingers where the end of your first length hits, which should be six inches further down. Use your scissors to cut a new end there, keeping the piece folded, and then use your scissors to make a cut at the looped end, right in the middle, to cut the folded piece into two halves. Now you have two pieces of cord that are the same size and are ready to be knotted!