John Woodson 7:21 PM
Are all of you Michiganders as excited about Opening Day as we are?
Here at Too Cute Beads we are big Detroit Tiger Fans. We even
put together a Shamballa bracelet in
honor of our team.
Introducing the Bengal Tiger, Tigers Bangle
Detroit Tiger Love
Need supplies to make your very own Tigers Bangle or other Shamballa designs? Go here to get everything you will need. Glue, stopper beads, clipboards and much more!
John Woodson 8:16 PM
Because you demanded it! We now have the Charlotte's web Shamballa bracelet available as a kit.
John Woodson 7:17 PM Bead School
|Materials Needed: (Located Above)
Step 1 – Cut your knotting cord into the following lengths: (3) 2 ft. sections (1) 5 1/2 ft. section and (1) 1 1/2 ft. section.
Step 2 – Glue all six ends of your (3) 2ft. lengths. As glue dries pull on the cord, going outward to get it to soak in. Once dry, nip the ends on an angle to create a needle point.
Step 3 – Clip all (3) 2ft, cords onto your clipboard. It is important to line up the ends to keep them uniform. You want to the cords centered on your clipboard and you want the ends that hang off to be equal. You will have roughly 8 inch tails of cord on each end.
Step 5 – Pull your ends tight and clip them to the bottom of the clipboard with the binder clips.
*Remember to pull tightly as you go to keep your beads secured in place.
Step 18 – (Same as Step 7 ) Take your Right Knotting Cord over the 3 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Left Knotting Cord and put it under the 3 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the right.
Step 25 - (Same as Step 8 & 19) Take your Left Knotting Cord over the 3 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Right Knotting Cord and put it under the 3 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the left.
*Repeat Steps 24 & 25 until your bracelet is sized correctly. Roughly 20-28 Knots, or 10-14 Full Knots (pairs).
Step 28 – Load your remaining beads onto their respective Beading Cords. Make a knot roughly an inch away from the bracelet and pull tight.
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Since the release of our Shamballa kit we've had a lot of requests for a tutorial so people could make different styles than that offered in the kit. Below you will find the instructions for a 7 bead Shamballa bracelet, along with a list of all the materials you will need.
- 8 Feet of 1.2mm Stringing Material
- Stopper Beads
- Nipper tool
- 7 - 10mm Beads with 2mm Hole
- 1 Small Clipboard
- 1 Clip
- G-S Hypo Cement
CREATING A SHAMBALLA BRACELET
(Step 1) Using your nipper tool take your 8' of knotting cord and cut it in half, leaving 2 equal pieces (4' each).
(Step 3) Clip one of your 2' pieces of cord into your clipboard, leaving an 8" tail on both sides of the clip board.
(Step 4) Load your beads, pull your cord tightly, and use your binder clip to clip your cord to the bottom of your board. This will be your guide line.
(Step 5) Place your 4’ cord under the guide line Keeping it even on both ends.
After completing steps 1-9 the end of your bracelet should look like this
(Step 10) You should have some excess cord on the right and left side of your guide line. Lets clean those up.
Glue around both area’s you have extra cord and let is dry for a few minutes.
(Step 11) Now that the glue has had a chance to dry, go ahead and snip off the remaining cord
What you have now, should look very similar to this.
(Step 12) At this point we get back to our knotting to close off our bracelet. Make sure to overlap your remaining cord (image above) as this will now be our guide line.
(Step 13) Use your remaining 2’ cord and place it evenly under your new guidelines.
(Step 14) From here we will be going back to page one using steps 6 and 7 repeatedly until you wrap an amount you are happy with for sizing. (Usually 14 Knots or the pattern below)
(Step 15) Once you’ve finished knotting, slide your stopper beads onto your guide line to give you a way to tighten your bracelet.
(Step 16) Glue and cut the remaining segments of your 2’ cord
(Step 17) Lastly, you want to make a tight knot at the end of your stopper beads, gluing to secures, and cutting off any excess cord. Now just let it dry for 24 hrs. Then show it off.