Friday, May 16, 2014

Knotty Inspiration

Braided Knotty Cuff DIY from Pepperell Braiding Company
Coral macrame knotty cuff bracelet.

Above is a Summer-y sample of a "knotty" macrame craft: beach-y, warm, and pretty!

This project uses 2mm Amy Craft Cord. The colors we picked are Red (06), Pink (05), Coral (07), and Cranberry (08), but don't be afraid to test the waters with other color combos. To make the cuff start with 4 strands of Amy cord, about 2.5-3 yards of each color. This sounds like a LOT of cord; but it will be consumed by all the knots and weaves.

Directions: Fold each strand in half and make 4 lengths of Alternating Half Knots. Using ribbon crimps, secure the 4 ends and then (flat) braid the strands together. Finish with another ribbon crimp, then decorate with additional findings and chains of beads.

Braid close-up from the Coral Knot Cuff | Pepperell Braiding Company

The findings are all available through your local craft store. If you have additional questions, feel free to ask.


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