Shamballa Bracelet Beading Pattern
- Learn how to make a DIY Shamballa bracelet, with a slide knot closure, using this easy macrame bracelet pattern for beginners.
- 9-page tutorial - each page has 8 photos with detailed step-by-step instructions that will hold your hand every step of the way, including finishing off to size.
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DIY Shamballa Bracelet Tutorial Macrame Slide Knot Beading Pattern #365
Feeling knotty? We are! Thanks to a customer request, we’ve recently discovered Shamballa bracelets (a specific style of beaded macrame bracelets with slide knots). These popular knotted unisex bracelets, worn by both men and women (AWA boys and girls), are traditionally made with Shamballa beads (a.k.a. Disco ball beads) with the different colors of beads symbolically representing different mood or energy (Chakra) enhancers. We’re not sure yet how effective they are, but we can attest to how fun they are to make! DIY Shamballa bracelets can be made with numerous types of beads and cording, and they offer a wealth of room for creative exploration and personal expression.
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Substituting with Different Beads or Beading Materials
Many of our designs can be made using comparable beading materials. For example, if our pattern calls for 4mm round pearls, in most cases, you can use different types of 4mm round beads instead (such as 4mm round fire polished beads). Please note: If the pattern is for a bead weaving (or stitched) project, it's typically not recommended to use different sizes of beads than those recommended, as the original design may not work out as intended. You may also substitute recommended materials with your preferred brand (for example using Nymo vs. FireLine thread) unless otherwise noted for a specific reason. For example, if we specifically recommend using TOHO seed beads with a particular project, the project may not work out as well if you substitute and use Delica seed beads instead (which differ in shape).
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