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Bee Moody Bracelet Tutorial
The moody bee and sensitive side beads on this adjustable Shamballa-style macramé bracelet change color with slight temperature changes, like mood rings from the 70's!
All beads can be strung onto the bottom of the anchor cords before anchoring to the board, and slid into place as you knot. All 4 cords can fit through the bee bead, so I put the small beads on, worked to the placement of the bee bead, then added the rest of the mirage beads to the anchor cord.
Designer Tips, Continued
Tight knots make it difficult to sew the tails back in, and you can break your needle. Pliers can help to get the needle through. Sew the tail back through the entire section of knots to ensure that it doesn't back out. Take care in this process, because the wax makes the cord susceptible to marring if overworked.
The length of cord to cut for the clasp says 12" in the tutorial, but this leaves little to work with at the end, so I increased it to 18".
The sliding clasp can be made longer as desired to fill any gaps left when pulled snug.
The entire bracelet is adjustable. The knots can be scrunched together or pulled apart on the anchor cords in order to adjust length.
The waxed cord is very stiff, and holds knots very well. I cut the cord holding the end beads close to the knot because of this.