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Botswana Silk Shamballa Bracelet

About this design:

I love the beige knotting cord... it's the perfect neutral for bracelets if I want to be able to wear it with everything. I chose 3 pave beads with a subtle color and the silky Botswana agate to tie it all together. This bracelet actually reminds of silky pajamas, pearly seashells, cappuccinos, kittens … I could go on, I just LOVE these colors together. But if you don't feel the same way, you can use any color combination you want ;-)

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 6 pave beads (two beads in three different colors)
  • 5 12mm round or faceted round gemstone beads
  • 2 8mm pull beads
  • 75", 15", 15" lengths of Chinese knotting cord
  • adhesive
  • Perfect End Thread Burner

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Helpful Hints:

Hint 1:
I find it's easier to layout my pattern prior to knotting this Shamballa bracelet, placing the pave beads every other one with the Botswana agate in-between.

Complete 1 square knot between each bead and at the beginning and end of the bracelet.

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  1. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    I like all the new designs you’ve posted today, Ali. I especially like this bracelet! :)

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Ooooo, this bracelet is drop-dead gorgeous. Let’s see..I just bought some of your beige knotting cord. I have a stash of botswana agate (love it). No paves yet, but, I’ll try something similar. Ooooo, this is such a great bracelet!

  3. Frida
    Frida says:

    Ohhh Ali I love this! Your stuff inspiers me so much :D

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love this!!! Thanks for all the tips!! You da bomb!

  5. PPR
    PPR says:

    Ali: All your pieces are fab! Your definitely inspire me too. Perfect :)

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    OOooo, Ali! This is beautiful!

  7. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I love this design and the colors chosen are awesome. Reminds me of a breezy spring / summer day! Thanks!

  8. Allwired Up
    Allwired Up says:

    Earthy look very nice! Have some labrodite,agate beads that will work lovely, Thanks!

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