Soft Flex Macrame 3-Strand Bracelet

Soft Flex Macrame 3-Strand Bracelet by Kristen Fagan




Begin by cutting the beading wire into two 36 inch and two 12 inch lengths. Fold the 12 inch piece in half, pull the loop through the jump ring, fold it over the ring, and pull the rest of the cord through the loop. Repeat the step on the other side of the ring. These strands will be anchored and remain stationary. Lay the design on a board or table with the strands vertical and tape the top two strands.

Center the 36 inch cord under the two middle strands of the bottom two strands. Fold the right cord over the middle strands and under the left cord. Pull the left cord under the right and middle strands and through the loop on the right side. Pull tightly and slide knot to the top.

Finish the 2nd half of the square knot by folding the left cord over the middle strands and under the right cord. Pull the right cord under the left and middle strands and through the loop on the left side.Pull tightly and repeat the steps – left, right, left, right. (Note: if you feel your bracelet start twisting you may have knotted two right sides or two left sides in a row – simply unknot the wire and fix). Continue knotting until the desired length is reached keeping your clasp size in mind. 

To see step by step photos the square knot check out the DIY Macrame project by Honestly WTF.

This completes one strand. Repeat this process two more times in the same or different beading wire colors to create a three strand bracelet.

    1. Once your strands are at the desired length, string a 3x4mm crimp tube to each of the strands ends and thread through the clasp.Before you crimp, check that the size length is correct for each of them, that the strands are straight and wire attached to the center rings are all going in the same direction.

    1. Once you’re happy with the strands, crimp the 3x4mm crimp tubes using the mighty crimping pliers. Be mindful to crimp all three strands the same with the seam facing on the back. Trim the excess wire.

  1. You can make these in all sorts of beading wire colors and connector styles!