How to Make a Shambhala Bracelet, Part III: Sliding Knot Clasp

How to Make a Shambhala Bracelet, Part III: Sliding Knot Clasp

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Today I’m going to show you how to make a macrame sliding knot clasp. It’s a really good way to finish a macrame
bracelet like a Shamballa bracelet or just a good adjustable way to
finish any kind of corded work. So you can see how to do a macrame
square knot in another video and if you don’t know how
to do that go ahead and watch that video first “How to Make a Macrame Square
Knot” This is going to be using the same
principles as that it’s going to be make square knots. What you’ll is a basically have your work and you’ll take the ends of your work
and loop them around and have both ends parallel to each other. Just like that. Then you’re going to take another strand of cord. I’m using waxed cotton cord. You can use any kind
of cord that you want for the style of macrame knotting and you’ll just use the same cord
that’s used for the body of the bracelet. So when I’m going to make my sliding knot
clasp, I’m going to take you probably want a little over a foot length for your knot
clasp just go ahead and put it inside the bracelet loop thread it about the middle so that you
have half of it on either side. Then you’re going to tie a few square knots in that. The number of knots that you put in your sliding knot clasp will depend on how wide you want the
clasp to be. So I would say you probably want to do
two or three square knots just to have a clasp nice and stable. But you can make a wider if you like. And the important part is to make sure
that while you’re pulling your knots relatively tight to
make them uniform you wanna still be able to pull on the ends of your
center cord and move that around so that you can
adjust the bracelet. I’m just going to go ahead and just do three square knots on this clasp Then you would finished off your clasp just the same way that you would any
other macrame knotting and you could see how to do that on
the video how to finish off macrame knotting. And once you finish that off you’ll see
that you can pull on the ends of the center cord of the bracelet to make it smaller or larger. So you can also pull it open to put it on and then pull on the ends to have it more fitted around your wrist. So once you finish off the knot that is going to be what you’re
sliding knot clasp looks like. Go to for all of your beading supply needs!


  1. this video makes no sense, can you explain using your original piece, because ive made the bracelet i just dont understand how to tie it using the original piece

  2. You can find step by step instructions for the Shambhala Bracelet start to finish in the Bracelets section of our Free Beading Projects page on beadaholique . com. It will walk you through the whole process, including the sliding knot clasp.

  3. This is somewhat confusing. It would be best if lengths of cord were added at the beginning. Also how it's going to look when finished. It should also plainly say how much cord to use in the overhand knot. I found myself done and then not knowing that I would need a longer cord to finish off. Very frustrating.

  4. I thought that the video made perfect sense. I didn't know how to make them, now I do and I just applied it to a macrame bracelet that I made. I don't know why other people don't get it. Thank you!

  5. this video made it possible for me to finally learn the sliding knot… thank you. I also love the way you teach the wrap bracelet.

  6. Great videos but you should put the links of the videos you mention in the description box. Thanks this video series was helpful!

  7. You can use the Closed Caption option underneath this video and click the Translate Captions option to see the CC in spanish.

  8. The cord is Japanese Premium Waxed Cotton Cord – 1.6mm. You can get it on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  9. This doesn't make any sense because it wasn't done on the end of an actual bracelet. Would you mind doing another video at the end of the bracelet? Thanks for your time doing these videos.

  10. This video was lacking as it did not finish the project. Annoying to have to look at another video when it would have probably just taken a few minutes to finish it.

  11. If you had 2 strings that were within the knot and they came out how would you go about getting them back in so you can wear the bracelet?

  12. Thank you so much for these great videos!!! I watched these 3 once, and was able to make a bracelet right after watching it… I got so hooked, I couldn't stop… 😀 I will watch your other videos as well 🙂

  13. @Carla Jane Dona – You can find the cord here:

    The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  14. Very frustrating trying to find the video showing how to finish the knot. I have watched three videos now, including the one called,
    How to Make a Shambhala Bracelet, Part II: Macrame Knot Finishing
    and there are no instructions. It just says you can learn it in another video but the link is not posted. Why hide such a basic part of the process?????? 

  15. @Roxanne Rogers – The links for our How to Make a Shambhala Bracelet videos are located in the video description underneath this video. You can also check here:

  16. @Roxanne Rogers – try it's the same principle for the clasp.

  17. Thank you for the helpful video. I'm using Chinese knotting cord and although the knots are coming out fine, after 3 or 4 they begin to twist and look like a DNA strand. Any suggestions for keeping them flat?

  18. @First Love – Depending on the project you are working on, I would treat the four cords as it they were two and apply this same technique. Yes we do have a video showing you how to finish off the knotting.

    Macrame 101: How to Create Macrame Jewelry

  19. Thank you!!  I have 4 diamond bracelets with these clasps, and they are starting to unravel.  I don't want to take  them back, because I love them, so I want to learn how to fix them:)

  20. Thanks for sharing the video!!
    check out my handmade jewelry!

  21. @Daryll Juban – You can find the cord here:

    You can get the supplies featured in our videos on's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

    Macrame 101: How to Create Macrame Jewelry

  22. I like your tutorial! I have a question though! I just bought like a shambhala bracelet that has a sliding knot clasp.. my wrist is too thin that it needs to be tightened more, how can I fix it? what can I do in regards to the knots and all? Thanks!

  23. thanks for sharing with us.i see many videos for sliding not but i did'nt get any but when i seen your video i loved. once again thanks.

  24. Why would anyone dislike this video?. Its more clear and better then all the other tutorials that I was looking through on Youtube. Haters gonna hate. Awesome!! Thanxxx 😀

  25. Normally I enjoy your videos but not this one. Just show the entire process, why make us jump around? Not a good way to learn. Please consider remaking this technique but showing the entire process in one sitting.

  26. Making a full instruction of this would be better than continually having to go to another video for sections. This is not usable. Sorry.

  27. Despite the complaints….I love this short video. It helps with the basic concept. Thanks for taking the time to do a video at all…because I had no idea how this works. Now when looking at bracelet ideas i could incorporate this technique…or just go to your other videos. THANKS A BUNCH!!!

  28. I also agree that a complete video would be nice. However, it's also nice on these short videos to easily rewind and watch specific parts over and over until you master the technique. Thanks for the lesson! It was really helpful!!

  29. you didnt tell us how to ‘“FINISH OFF” this little clasp. Sorry but this doesn’t look like it will work very well as there wil be the ends of the clasp just hanging out there.

  30. The only reason is you don’t complete the video and don’t show all the steps is because You want views🙄

  31. It would be wonderful to show the entire project, including on how the finish it. I have no idea on how to get the entire bracelet done.

  32. Why did you not show what to do with the excess cord after making the sliding knot? What did you do to keep it from unraveling? That is the important part that was left out.

  33. Frick this I broke my nail trying to untie this. Do you know the thumbnail? Yeah those bracelets “protect you” bruh it’s just a fricking bracelet

  34. A complete video would have been more helpful. Look it up in my other video, REALLY? I looked it up here and it wasn't helpful.

  35. really dumb how you say “go watch another video to see how to finish the macrame knot”

    it would have taken you less than a minute to explain it and show it. so i wouldn’t consider this a tutorial.

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