Instructions on Making a 12-string Macrame Bracelet with Resin Rhinestone Beads

Summary: How to make a unique and cool macrame bracelet for friends? Try this 12-string bracelet pattern with 5 shimmering AB color resin rhinestone beads. Only the Double Half Hitch Knot technique required!

Instructions on Making a 12-string Macrame Bracelet with Resin Rhinestone Beads

Learn to make this macrame bracelet with beads can be an actually easy thing, as long as understand how to tie the versatile Double Half Hitch knot. In fact, it’s a pretty common knot, but if you’ve seen the look and wondered how to do it, you can head over to my older Instructions on Making a Flower Cup Coaster and a Christmas Tree Angel Topper. Or, you can just keep reading today’s string bracelet making instructions then!

Supplies needed for making the 12-string friendship bracelet:

Resin Rhinestone Beads
1mm Nylon Thread
Ribbon Ends
Lobster Claw Clasp
Jumpring
Tape (assistive)
Lighter (optional)
Wire Cutting Pliers
Scissors

Supplies needed for making the 12-string friendship bracelet

How to start the macrame bracelet with beads?

Step 1: Prepare the 12 strings and clamp with a ribbon end

1st, cut 12 pieces of 1mm nylon thread to approximately 40cm long;
2nd, align the strings by cutting the starting 1~2mm part;
3rd, put the starting 1~2cm part of all strings onto the tape;
4th, fold the tape to cover the part;
5th, keep 1/3 of the tape part (twice the width of selected ribbon end);
6th, fold the remaining 1/3 part and then clamp with a ribbon end;
7th, squeeze the ribbon end with pliers;
8th, remove the excess tape and slightly seal the edges with lighter.

Prepare the 12 strings and clamp with a ribbon end

Step 2: Make the macrame bracelet pattern with beads

1st, separate the strings into left and right groups;
2nd, on the left group, direct the left-most string (working end) rightwards over the rest five strings (working ends). Make a double half hitch knot with five working ends. Then, to the same with strings in right group;

Make double half hitch knots with cords

3rd, slide one 12mm resin rhinestone bead on the two holding ends;
4th, bring the holding end over the working ones to leftwards (or rightwards). Then make a double half hitch knot with each working end;

 slide one 12mm resin rhinestone bead and secure with double half hitch

5th, cross the 10 working ends into a netted pattern;

netting the 10 working ends

6th, repeat the 2nd procedure to complete the netted pattern;

repeat the 2nd procedure to complete the netted pattern

7th, repeat the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th procedures to get a desired length for your bracelet.

get a desired length for your bracelet

Step 3: Finish macrame and attach the other ribbon end

1st, in the last unit, stop before netting the 10 working ends;
2nd, keep 1~3cm long at ends;
3rd, as what did in the 1st step, you’ll need to tape the ends firstly, then cut the extra tape and fold it in half, finally clamp with the ribbon end and remove the excess.

Finish macrame and attach the other ribbon end

Step 4: Attach the clasp

Attach the clasp and one jumpring onto two ribbon ends.

Attach the clasp

Done!

finished macrame bracelet with beads

And the other piece is a Beaded Bracelet made by our partner Amber, which one is more your style? ; )

showcase of two distinctive bracelet types

Macrame knots are easy to create and make for functional additions to friendship bracelet, in particular, the double half hitch knot while making today’s macrame bracelet with resin rhinestone beads. Though it is sort of time-consuming, each crafter can handle it easily! It always seems impossible until it’s done. So, just try it!

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