How to Make a Zig Zag Double Shambhala Bracelet

How to Make a Zig Zag Double Shambhala Bracelet


Hi this is Megan with Beadaholique.com and
today I’m going to show you how to make this zig zag style double
row shambhala style bracelet so instead of having one bead across the middle this one actually zig zags
back-and-forth with two beads and I’ve used they really pretty Beadelle pave crystal beads I’m going to make another one here and
show you using the Beadelle candy beads and this is a very pretty emerald and then I’m using some 24k gold plated metal beads so I’m using a ten millimeter round bead
and I’m using ten of them. So for the two color stripped effect here I have six of one bead and four of another color and I have a one and a half millimeter
waxed cotton cord and I have a six-foot length and a three
foot length and then you’re going to need some way to attach your work to your work
surface. I’m using masking tape you could use a clipboard something like that to finish this off you’ll need some E6000 glue and then you’ll need either flush cutters or
scissors. I like the way that flush cutters give a really clean and tidy cut on this kind of cord so to start with take the six foot
piece and fold it in half take the three foot piece and fold it in half and I’ve done that kind of clasp on this
one where you have a loop and then two ends and you just tie the ends through the loop. It’s
adjustable What I’m going to do to start that is take your shorter piece then take the middle of your longer piece and place it underneath the shorter piece and I’m gonna leave this loop at the end about an inch long so go ahead and if you’re not familiar with how to tie a macrame square knot, you want to start by watching the video how to tie a macrame knot because you have to use them on the beginning and the end of this
bracelet So we’re going to tie your knot right around this loop just take your left string, bring it over your right string over that underneath and through the loop and just pull it tight about an inch from the top and then you’re going to create your under under over through the second half of the square knot just like that on this one here I did five square
knots at the end and then five square knots at the beginning so I’m going to go ahead and
I’m going to make mine this time with six just a little bit more knotting so it’s
a little bit longer so you want to finish that up Rember when you’re doing this
kind of square knotting you’re going to take your left hand over and then the next
one take your left thread under and in order to keep the knotting flat. If you want it to
spiral then you just do one and it will spiral. You just keep going
over or keep going under but to get it flat alternate back and forth and each set equals one square knot so each set of two is one so once you have as much as you wanna put
at the beginning now you need a nice flat work surface you need to secure your work to the work
surface so if you’re going to tape it down, make sure that you really secure that tape. Get inside the loop
and everything so that it has a decent amount of stability there then you’re going to string the beads onto the center cords and go ahead and string them just like this. So every other one on
each one and they’ll automatically adjust to that staggered look go ahead and just string them separately
first and the one-and-a-half millimeter cord
will just fit through these ten millimeters Beadelle beads. If you’re
using a different bead make sure that the hole is going to be large enough to
accommodate the cord that you’re using and this cord is pretty good about not
getting frayed but if it does get hard to put
through you can just clip it That’s for one side and then grab the other of the short
cords and string the same number of beads okay now we’re going to tape our center strings also down to the
work surface. Give yourself a little bit of room play with but we’re going to be wrapping around those beads we don’t want them to go off the end of the strands. Tape them down being able to get under there and reach
around take the right one of your longer cords you gonna wrap it underneath the top left bead but above the top right bead if you want to hold those beads still, we’re going to take the right
strand and wrap it right underneath and then go around and around when you’re going to go between each bead in the next continue around catch between each piece and make sure that you’re getting all
the way down to that center string really get it in there don’t let your beads move too far down. You
want to keep them pretty snug This has a lot to do with how this looks with
tension you want to really keep a hold on it now we’re going to hold that there with your hand and then we’re going to wrap the other
way when you start this way you’re going to
skip that first bead on the left and go around Now you’ll be doing the same wrapping but the other way again you wanna get it all the way
down to that core thread If your done a regular shambhala bracelet
this one actually is faster. It’s got no knot in the middle. It’s
just wrapped to hold it in place So then go ahead and untape that center strand going to start by going under and just make another square knot right there. Try not to twist your center
strand and pull it up tight enough you don’t have a lot of extra room
hanging out of the bottom. At the top you can see it worked pretty nicely the way those
twist together. You want very similar kind of thing at the bottom Started with a under on the left,
go over with the left strand complete your first square knot and then you’re going to do five more square knots so that you have the
same piece at the bottom as you do at the top and if you want to make this bracelet
longer or shorter you could just increase the number of beads or you can
increase how much of the knotting you have at the
beginning and the end it is also adjustable pull your tape up and that’s going be them main part of your
bracelet just like that so we you do have a whole video on how to
finish macrame square knot basically all you need to do this take your loose strands and tie a regular knot on the back here and you’re gonna just put some glue right inside there You want to use E6000. It’s really gonna
hold it well, keep it from falling apart after you wear it go ahead and put the glue right at
the base and then try to open them up a little bit and get a little bit into the cords that are going to attach. Pull tight. you can wipe away any excess and then you
want to go ahead and let this dry thoroughly before you go in and trim the ends then clip those there than what you want to do is leave yourself a good six inches past the end of that and cut off those cords and then just tie a little overhand knot
at the end and tighten that up I’m going to clip these now so you can see but you really want to let them dry so that it doesn’t come open and that’s all there is to it. Take one of the end pieces, pull it through the loops and tie back you can tie it in a knot if you think you can get it undone
or you can tie it in a little bow. Either way That’s how you do the double row zig zag shambhala style bracelet. Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

70 Comments

  1. E6000 is very strong and flexible, so it's ideal for gluing fibers. I have not tried crazy glue for this purpose, but I believe it dries hard and wouldn't bend with the cord.

  2. Just an FYI…. If there isn't a work space, or you are like me, never having enough work room, might I suggest a clip-board to hold the work while working on it?

  3. It's called Waxed Cotton Cord and 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.

  4. You could definitely try different sizes of beads to give the bracelet a different look. I'm not sure how different shapes would work, but you could always experiment.

  5. To make a bracelet that will adjust from about 6.5" to 7.5", cut one 6' and one 3' length of 1.5mm black waxed cotton cord. You can see the rest of the instructions to make the Emerald City Double Shambhala Bracelet (Project B1082) on Beadaholique . com's website. Click the link for it in the video description underneath this video.

  6. I can't wait to try this one! I saw one the other day that looked very similar but with a triple zig zag pattern. Do you guys have a tutorial for that?
    And…I absolutely LOVE your crystal candy beads!!

  7. I haven't seen pearls with a large enough hole to string on this type of cord. But you could try the Swarovski BeCharmed Pearl Beads, which have a metal core and are meant for Pandora style bracelets. We carry them at Beadaholique.

  8. Thanks! We do not currently have a tutorial for a triple zig zag bracelet. We will add it to our request list.

  9. On your website wen u click onto the beads section after that under which tab do u find these shambhala beads?

  10. To find the beads that were used in this video, click on the links for them located in the video description underneath this video. You can also search for Beadelle Crystal on our website.

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  12. ¡¡¡¡¡¡que bonita te quedo, aunque debo reconocer que no es nada fácil, que cosas tan bonitas hacen es todo un arte en donde puedo comprar estas preciosidades, me encantaría hacer mis regalos navideños como lo que ustedes trabajan. FELICIDADES

  13. You can get them on Beadaholique . com's website. The links for the supplies in this video are located in the video description underneath this video.

  14. Our videos are made to teach you techniques and inspire you to create 🙂 All of the supplies for you to make your own Zig Zag Double Shambhala Bracelet can be found in the video description.

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

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

  17. That knotting is so hard to do 😀 it gets twisted for me so it looks odd. maybe im taking it over over under always or something. 😀

  18. We cut one 6' and one 3' length of 1.5mm black waxed cotton cord. To see the complete instructions on how to make this bracelet, click on the link for the Emerald City Double Shambhala Bracelet – Project B1082 – which is located in the video description underneath this video.

  19. @Laura Whatmore – Our videos are made to teach you techniques and inspire you to create 🙂  All of the supplies for you to make your own Zig Zag Double Shambhala Bracelet can be found in the video description. 

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