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Smoking Sparkle Shamballa Style Bracelet

About this design:

The Shamballa Bracelet is very quick and easy to make. The choice in colors came from an idea of the light at the end of a tunnel. The ombre pave style beads lend themselves perfectly for blending one color into the next.

Tip: when knotting your square knots at the very beginning and end of the bracelet, you can do anywhere from 2-4 square knots for a nice look. When knotting in between the beads, you can do anywhere from 1-2 square knots, just make sure to remain consistent.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 11 pave style 10mm beads: 6 dark, 1 light, 4 ombre
  • 2 hematite 8mm round beads
  • 75", 15", 15" lengths of Chinese knotting cord
  • G-S Hypo Cement
  • Perfect End Thread Burner

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Ali, these bracelets are soooooo beautiful! I can’t wait to try this new technique! :D

    P.S. Does LB sell a thread burner? Thanks. 8)

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    JC Hamm says:

    I love these braclets.I will be trying this soon. Beautiful!!

  3. CatPark
    CatPark says:

    Hi Lynn – Lima Beads now offers the Perfect End thread burner. It is in the tools section under needles and seed bead tools. It finishes off the knotting cord very nice. Check it out!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely These are fun to make!

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Cathy! I sorta looked around for it, but wasn’t exactly sure where it might be. I’ll definitely add it to my cart! :D

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very pretty! I assume one could use a lighter to burn the ends of the thread?

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Awesome as always,Ali! So nice of you to take the time to post all the info!.

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