Sliding Macrame Knot

Sliding Macrame Knot

Sliding Macrame Knot

Gather tools + materials:  For this bracelet we used:  a Buddha bead with wire loops at either end + 1.5mm metallic pink leather.  Any type of round cord can be used though… Chinese knotting cord (we sell in a 1.2mm size) is especially easy to use.  You can certainly use smaller cords and leather too – down to a .5mm is just fine!

Step 1: We've skipped forward past the initial attachment of leather to bead so that we are ready to add the sliding knot.  Use two pieces of 24-26 gauge wire and bind off a 3-4" area where you want the knot.

Step 2: Cut a 10" piece of cord, and tie a knot inside your working space.  This knot should be snug, but not so tight it won't slike over the core of leather.

Step 3: Take your right side and lay it across the top of your leather core, creating a "P" shape.

Step 4: The end of the right "P" shape should cross underneath your left piece.  My fingers are pinching them together at this crossover point.

Left piece goes from top, under core of bracelet, and back up and through the "P" shape you made.

Step 5: Pull to tighten.  You've completed the first knot in your macrame: "Right over top."

Step 6: Start your second step in the macrame: "Left over top.":   Take left side and lay across the top of your leather core, making a reversed letter "P" shape.

Step 7: Right piece goes from top, under core of bracelet, and back up and through the reverse "P" shape you've made.

Pull to tighten.

Step 8: Repeat steps 4 + 5 until the knot is the desired length.  (Usually 1 – 1.5" long).

Finsh knot:

for leather:  cut working ends flush and glue with hypo cement or super glue, being careful not to glue knot to core of bracelet.

For Chinese knotting cord:  glue same as leather, OR use thread zapper or lighter to melt the edges of cord (be careful!)

Step 9:  Tie off core of bracelet so that the ends won't slide back through the knot.