Hello to everyone !
Today, we will introduce you to one of the most popular knot techniques: macrame.
A little patience, easy explanations and the trick is played:
you will have the opportunity to create beautiful little bracelets,
and to decline them in several styles: basic, with pearls integrated in the braiding or “Shamballa” version.
Play with the different colors and textures of threads and beads
that our shop and our site offer you.
You will be delighted with your creations!
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I. Macrame: the basic technique
Unleash your workspace, and organize yourself to work in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Cut two pieces of wire 50 cm each.
Put them in parallel on the table and block them with tape 8-10 cm from their end.
Cut 1m50 of yarn more.
Pass it under the two wires being careful to center it.
With the left wire, form an “S” on the base wires.
Take the right thread. Prick it in the bottom part of the “S”, pass below the basic threads and take out the thread.
Tighten the knot by pulling the threads as in the photos.
Be careful to tighten them flat on the base wire.
The first node is done.
Now make the second node:
take this time the right thread and repeat steps (3-4-5).
Create your nodes by alternating the thread each time
(once on the left, once on the right).
To achieve an ideal bracelet, it is very important to flatten the macrame.
From time to time, push the knots on the weave with your index finger.
During your creation, you may no longer know whether to continue with the left or right thread.
Do not panic!
You just have to observe the weaving:
each point is formed of a sort of “triangle” on one side and “ball” on the other.
Always start again on the side of the little “ball”.
If it is on the left, start again with the left wire, and vice versa.
II. Macramé with integrated pearls
At this point, you can choose to continue the weaving in a simple way or to embellish it with pearls.
We used 925 silver, 14k gold plated and 14k rose gold plated pearls for a very fine and feminine result.
In order for your pearls to slip more easily on the jade wire, burn the tip of the wire and create a small needle.
Thread the 2mm or 3mm bead on the jade wire and make the macrame knot according to the basic technique.
For a wrist circumference of 16cm, weave about 10cm long.
III. Macrame: version “Shamballa”
If you want to create the “Shamballa” style bracelet, first burn the two ends of your center wire
(the one you taped at the start)