Pink Spiral Macrame Bracelet with TierraCast Lotus Link
designed byTracy Gonzales for TierraCast
TechniqueKnots & Macrame
The open design of our lotus link allows for all kinds of design possibilities. Why not macrame right onto it, like I did for this bracelet?
There is something organic and boho about many of the pieces in the Make a Statement collection from TierraCast. This bracelet features an open lotus link from the collection and it makes the perfect focal point for the fun macrame style. The fun spiral variation of the square knot adds even more texture to this piece. Discover more inspiration from TierraCast's Make a Statement collection in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut two 24-inch lengths of pink cord from The Beadsmith S-Lon bead cord Tea Rose Mix. Then, cut two 4-foot lengths. Set one of each length aside.
Fold one 24-inch length and one 4-foot length in half. Loop the folded ends of both cords through one side of the TierraCast antique gold-plated pewter open lotus link and pull the ends through to secure the cord to the link.
Start creating the macrame with a square knot. To create the spiral you see on this bracelet, you will want to move the cords in the same direction each time. This causes the twisting or spiral. This is also called the half knot spiral. You can also just try a regular square knot for a different look. Continue for the desired length.
There should be two strands of cord coming out of one end of your bracelet. Knot the end, leaving a one-inch tail. Add a TeirraCast 3mm bright gold-plated pewter plain heishi spacer to both strands and knot above the bead again to keep it in place. Repeat on the other end of the bracelet.
List of Components TierraCast Antique Gold-Plated Pewter Open Lotus Link (GA-3210, qty 1) TierraCast 3mm Bright Gold-Plated Pewter Plain Heishi Spacer (G-0439, qty 2) The Beadsmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Tea Rose Mix - 4 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON0037, qty 1)
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