Aja Shamballah Bracelet Tutorial

Aja Shamballah Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Jaci Boston

Designer Tips

  • When choosing a bead, make sure the hole is large enough to accommodate the size cording you choose.
  • Familiarize yourself with square knots.
  • This project requires you to sew the ends of your cording up through the braid that you had made, both on the actual bracelet and then again when you make the clasp. Since I used hemp cord, I chose a big eye needle and a set of chain-nose pliers to assist with this.
  • The bracelet pictured uses 8mm and 4-5mm red wood beads (no longer available from R&T, but you may be able to find similar beads at your local craft or bead store). Color-changing Mirage beads (linked below) are a fun alternate!

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies


  • #65-020 Needle, Big Eye, 2.25"
  • #65-801 Kemper Mfg. Inc. Awl, Metal
  • #69-271-03 Tool, Glitter, Chain-Nose Pliers
  • Additional SuppliesBinder clips
  • Clip board
  • Foam board
  • Scissors

For more macrame projects, try to track down a copy of either of these books:

  • Hemp Masters: Ancient Hippie Secrets for Knotting Hip Hemp Jewelry
  • The New Macramé: Contemporary Knotted Jewelry & Accessories
Jan 1st 2021 Jaci Boston

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