Charlotte's Web - Original Guide for the 3 Strand Shamballa
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.