Macrame Patriotic Bracelet

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Fashionable and patriotic, this macrame patriotic bracelet only uses one knot. Great for beginners. It also makes a great camp project. Teens: set the fashion trend by being the first in your group to make a macrame patriotic bracelet and wear it for all the patriotic holidays.

Trivia:

It is believed that macramé  originated with 13th-century Arab weavers. The art was taken to Spain after the Moorish conquest and then to Italy, and then spread throughout Europe.  Source Ancient Earth Healing – A Brief History of Macrame.

Supplies
  • 3 Yards Red Satin Cord
  • 3 Yards White Satin Cord
  • Blue Pony Beads
  • Masking Tape
Instructions
  1. Fold both pieces of satin cord 18″ from the end. Gather the folded strands together. You now have two 18* strands and two 7 1/2″ strands.
  2. Tie all together into a knot 1/2″ from the fold. Secure by taping to table top at fold. You could also use a clipboard. Pull both 18* strands taut and tape down ends These will become strands 2 & 3 in the diagram.

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Adding Beads:

Beads can be added at any point on the bracelet. You can string them on one, two or all four strands. On the bracelet shown above, beads where strung only on strands 2 & 3.

Finishing:

When you reach the desired length, make a knot to match the other end. Remove tape. Trim ends, leaving enough to tie on wrist after pulling half the strands through the loop.

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