After spending a fair amount of money to buy a shamballa style bracelet I was really disappointed when the cord snapped after just a few weeks. The remains of it have been gathering dust on my bedside table for the past few months. I found some shamballa cord at Hobbycraft last week so today I set about re-making my bracelet.
Not having a clue where to start, I did a bit of searching on the net and found several video clips but I'd rather read how to do something than watch it. I found a great page of instructions on the Beaders Companion website - downloads page which I was able to print off and keep at the side of my work until I'd got the hang of the square knot.
It really was so much easier than I expected it would be - I want to make another one now! Maybe I will now start to use some of the jewellry making stash that I keep buying and not doing anything with. All I have to do is to find a couple of small beads to put on the ends of the cord pulls to finish it off. If I make another one, I may try using some of my Fray Stoppa rather than melting the ends of the cord with a lighter.
If I manage to break this one after a few weeks, at least I know how to re-make it again! Have a go - they really are easy to make - I need some more sparkly beads now!
Thanks for looking,