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Natural Bracelet

Natural Bracelet

Description: The Natural Bracelet features triangular shaped areas decorated by wood beads. A charm that represents some aspect of nature is added to provide a focal point to this Macrame bracelet (optional).

To complete the theme, this casual bracelet is made with Hemp, which is a natural material made from plants.

This Micro-Macrame project is rated moderate, since you need to have previous experience with the knots to successfully create it. 

To view a similar design, see the Rainbow Wave Bracelet.


Supplies Needed:

  • 1mm Hemp or other material
  • Project Board and Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • 8 - 10 Beads (hole size at least 2mm) -- optional
  • One charm or drop bead with a horizontal hole -- optional

Knots Used:


Step 1: Cut 8 cords, each at least 60 inches long. For bracelets over 8 inches, cut the cords longer.

Prepare the ends with glue to prevent unraveling.

Determine the overall length you need to make the Natural Bracelet, by measuring around your wrist (loosely).

Secure the center of the cords to your project board vertically. Place a piece of tape across the cords to mark the center.


Holding Cord to Left  

The first holding cord is furthest to the right (A). Move it to the left diagonally, and secure it so it's taut.

Attach all the other cords to it with Double Half Hitches (DHH), progressing right to left.   Rotate clockwise as you tie these knots.


Important:  When tying DHH in rows moving right to left, rotate clockwise to tie the DHH. 

For rows moving left to right, rotate counter-clockwise.

Second Row of DHH  

Step 2: The second holding cord (B) is the one now furthest to the right. Move it to the left, placing it just below the first row of DHH.

Attach ALL the remaining cords to it with clockwise DHH, including holding cord A.


Step 3:  Push both holding cords aside for now. Mentally number the remaining cords 1 - 6 (left to right).

Important:  The number of Larks Head knots you tie in step 4 is determined by the angle of the first two rows of DHH.

Move holding cord A to the right temporarily, so you can visualize where the next row of DHH will rest (step 5). 

Put a pin on the place where the Larks Head knots need to reach, so you can move the holding cord aside while you work.

Then tie enough Larks Head knots to reach the pin. 

First Half of Larks Head  

Step 4: Tie 6 - 10 Vertical Larks Head knots with cord 6, onto cord 5 (holding cord):

Pass cord 6 over -under cord 5. Pass it over cord 6 as you pull it to the right. Pull firmly to tighten the knot.


Second Half of Larks Head  

To tie the second half of the Larks Head knot, pass cord 6 under - over cord 5.

Bring the end under cord 6 as you pull it to the right.


Holding Cord to Right  

Step 5: Slide a bead onto cords 3 and 4 (optional).

Move holding cord A to the right, on the same angle as the first two rows of DHH. 

Attach cords 1 - 6 to it with DHH, rotating counter-clockwise. 


Second Row of DHH  

Step 6: Move holding cord B to the right, resting below the previous row of DHH.

Attach all the remaining cords to it with DHH, including holding cord A.


Repeat steps 3 - 6.

As long as you tie the same number of Larks Head knots, the diagonal slant of the DHH should be the same.

Tie More Triangles  

For the second design, you use cord 1 to tie the Larks Head knots onto cord 2.

The holding cords are then moved to the left to make the next two rows of DHH.


Measure the bracelet, and stop when the first half of the Natural Bracelet is half the size you plan to make.

So if you are making an 8-inch bracelet, stop at 4 inches.

Add Charm to Holiding Cords  

Step 7: Turn the bracelet around, and add the charm to the two holding cords. (See Design Tip below)

Repeat steps 3 - 6 to create the second half of the Natural bracelet. Make sure there are the same number of triangle designs on each half.


Design Tip: The loop on the charm needs to be sideways, since the holding cords run through it horizontally. Otherwise, the charm will twist.

Look carefully at the photo above to see what I mean.  You can attach a jump ring to help the charm dangle more freely.

Step 8:  Go to the page called Sliding Clasps, and read through the instructions for the Wrapped Knot clasp.

You can use a different type of sliding clasp for the Natural Bracelet, but the Wrapped knot will work the best for this design.

Make a Sliding Clasp  

Cross the ends of the bracelet cords, and create the clasp following the instructions on that page.

Use a separate cord, at least 20 inches long, to make the Wrapped Knot.



Step 9: After the clasp is complete, trim the ends so they are even. Close the Natural Bracelet by pulling on the ends. 

Move down at least 2 inches, and tie tight Overhand or Barrel Knots.  You should use the cords together in a group to tie one knot at each end.

Apply glue and cut off the excess material close to the finishing knots.

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