How to Tie a Clasp to a Macrame Bracelet

Written by karen miller
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Macrame bracelets are created using a line of knots to make a specific pattern. Learning how to make these bracelets serves as a rewarding experience, since the materials are only minimal but can provide you with the perfect piece of jewellery to present as a gift. To perfectly complete the design of your macrame bracelet, you need to tie a clasp at the end of the accessory. Some people find this step challenging, but with a little practice, you can start tying knots for your macrame bracelet in just a few minutes.

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Things you need

  • 1mm or 2mm cord material (hemp, nylon, cotton)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Project board
  • Pins
  • 3 to 6 novelty buttons
  • 1 bead or shank-type button (with ½-inch diameter)

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  1. 1

    Cut a strand of your cord material, measuring 70 inches long. Cut seven additional strands for 1mm cord material, each measuring 60 inches long. Cut three additional strands for 2mm, each measuring 60 inches long. Treat the ends of the material in order to prevent unravelling.

  2. 2

    Locate the centre points for your cords and secure these by pinning them to the board to make them vertical. Place the 70-inch cord on your the far right or left, since it will serve as your working cord. Use half of the cord to tie just enough vertical larks head knots in order to create a ½-inch sennit. Tie your knots onto your other strands that work together in order to form your core. Begin from the centre, while moving toward its ends.

  3. 3

    Turn your sennit around then repeat the entire process on the other side of your centre point. Use the long working cord's other half and stop when your entire sennit measures an inch. Tie additional knots for both halves if you have a bead larger than half an inch or a button, in order to make the macrame bracelet clasp larger.

  4. 4

    Fold your sennit in half while you bring its ends together in one group to form your circular clasp. Tie one square knot with your two working cords, while the other strands become the fillers. Ensure that the knot is done tightly. Add glue if necessary.

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