DIY : Infinity Macrame Friendship Bracelet


hi it’s Emma at the bead shop in
Nottingham and in this video I’m going to be showing how to make an infinity macrame a friendship bracelet we using the macrame square knot and it has a
sliding knot as well we’re gonna be using size 8 seed beads and some s1 and
an infinity charm I’ve cut two lengths of s long cord one length is about a
meter the other about half a meter I folded them in half and this is the
halfway point and we’re just going to feed this through one side of my
Infinity charm and then pull it through we’re gonna reach my fingers through
that loop and use them to pull the ends of the S long cord through this is known
as a larks head knot it’s a really good way of attaching any form of macrame to
a charm just to begin or to other cords so before we begin knotting I’ve just
secured my infinity charm to a macrame ball with the T pin
I’ve taken the shorter lengths of my s long cord and using them together I fed
both of those ends through six size 8 seed beads and then secured it at the
bottom and these two pieces on the side of the longer length these are working
ends that we’re going to use to do the knotting starting on the right hand side
bring the right hand side over in making a loop can be a little bit fiddly and
then bring the left hand cord over the top of that tail of the right hand cord
you’re going then underneath the central cord with the beads and underneath and
up through our loop okay and pull it through this is one half of our square
knot pull it tight there we go and then to complete square knot we do the same
on the left hand side this time so we take the left hand cord and make a loop
we take the right hand cord and bring it over the tail of the other one
underneath these essential chords with the beads on and underneath and up
through the loop and pull it tight that is one complete
square knot might seem a little fiddly but you’re just going to be doing over
and over again so it will make sense I promise
slide up one of your central beads too so they say it sits next to the knotting
and then we’re going to do another square knot again so starting again on
the right bring the right hand cord over and take the left hand cord over the
tail under the central cords and up through your loop and you can see how
the cords goes around the size eight seed beads complete the knot by forming
a loop with your left hand thread bringing the right hand one over the
tail underneath essential chords and up through the loop and we’ve got another square knot there
we go okay now we’re going to be adding beads
onto these outer threads okay so haven’t pre threaded these I’m
going to thread them on as like as I go so again size 8 seed beads and you just
gonna thread one on to each side the reason why I haven’t threaded them on
beforehand I just finally get in the way so I like to and add these ones on as I
go I just find it a little bit easier I’ve also cooked the ends of my etholon
to a point you can just see there just makes a little bit easier to thread onto
my beads so now I’ve got a bead on each side we’re gonna do another square knot
so again starting on the right I just move my little beads out the way they’re
starting with the right bring the cord over then take your left hand cord take
it over the tail of the right underneath the central cords and up through the
loop and pull tight and you can see how the bees that we’ve just added they just
turn and sit sideways and they sit quite neatly complete by doing the same on the
left I bring the left hand cord over then take the right hand cord over the
tail under the central cords and up through the loop and that is our second
full square knot and then we’re going to go back to moving one of the middle beads
up there we go and yet we’re going to do the same thing again so again start on
the right you’re going to bring that right hand cord over the left hand cord
comes over the tail under the central cords and up through the loop and tight bring the left hand cord over
the right hand cord comes over the tail under the central cords and up through
your loop lovely and then we’re going to add
another bead onto each of our working threads as one and the other and then again we do another square knot
so starting with the right make a leap the left hand cord comes over the tail
under the central threads and up through the loop beads sit nice and neatly then
take the left hand cord bring it over right hand cord comes over the tail
under the central cords and up through the loop you’re going to carry on until
you have used all of your beads so you’ll have six beads on that central
thread and then five pairs on the outside once you’ve done all used all
your beads I’m just an extra four square knots to finish use a little bit of the
GS hypo cement glue on the ends before cutting off those working threads that’s
one side done and we’re going to repeat that exact same process on the other
side of the Infinity charm once you’ve done both sides it’s time to do our
siding knot first of all make a fist and wrap your
bracelet around the widest part of your fist and you can see where I’ve made
those knots that’s the is telling me the widest part of my bracelet okay so
you’re gonna take the two ends and fold them over so they overlap like so then
you want to take another section of s long cord about fifty centimeters long
take it underneath all of those threads get it to the middle and then just tie
the two ends together in an overhand knot just a simple overhand knot nothing
fancy and try and get the ends reasonably equal and then we’re going to
work downwards doing square knotting again so starting again on the right you
want to take the right over and lay it over the top of the cords bring the left
hand over the tail and then it’s going to go underneath all of those cords I’m
picking up and then coming up through the loop
and pull it tight and then we’re going to do the same on the left making sure
that you’re going underneath all of those central cords before coming up
through the loop and pull it tight that’s a complete square knot that in
itself is a functional sliding knot to make it a little bit more decorative you
can keep going and do as many square knots as you want I’m going to do about
five or seven just to make it look pretty so just carry on until the clasp
section is as long as you want it to be once you’re happy with how you’re
sliding knot looks we’re going to bring in the GS high post cermeant again just to
secure this knot off and I’m just going to apply a little bit where these tails
exit the knot okay obviously you need to be really careful when applying glue to
this that you need to be able to move the ends it needs to be a functional
sliding knot so just apply a small amount of glue just to as I say where
those threads are coming out and then what I’m going to do is just move each
of these ends I pull it just as as you would when you’re putting the bracelet
on and off just whilst the glue dries to make sure that it’s not sticking to
those central cords you might need to keep retightening the knot if it comes
apart just a little bit just until you’re happy that the glue has dried but
it’s not stuck once you’ve done trim off the ends any excess and then I just
added a bead to the end of my threads and then put another little knot on the
end just to secure that and your that is your infinity macrame bracelet done

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