Creating a Shamballa Style Bracelet
Shamballa style bracelets have become very popular undoubtedly because celebrities such as Jay-Z, Michael Jordan and Heidi Klum wearing them whilst in the public eye. Most recently the winners of the X Factor.
“Shamballa” has two connotations, a mythic domain in the beliefs of Tibetan Buddhists and the brand name for a celebrated jewellery company
In the the tutorial below. Click on any of the pictures below to enlarge.
Tips before you startI use a little dab of glue on the end of the stringing material. This helps to stop any fraying and allows the thread to be that little bit firmer when threading on a bead.
My other tip is to knot the end of my right tail after tying the loop knot. This allows you to keep track of which tail will be threaded.
- Stringing Material
- Disco Beads
- Glue (Gem Tec or G-S Hypo Cement)
- Craft Knife
- Knot Glue
The first length will be for the bracelet or guide line, probably best to measure your wrist and add extra for the sliding knot, 11 inches or 28 cm in our case. I prefer to cut the second to 6 times the length of the first, 66 inches or 168 cm.
Adding a bead
Some people prefer to add all the beads to the cord and then tie off when required, I prefer to add the beads as I go.
Closing the Bracelet