Every one of these bracelets is made using the knotting technique referred to as micro macrame (or sometimes beaded macrame). Want to learn how to do this yourself? You've might heard by now that I am offering tutorials and eClasses for micro macrame (yes, okay, finally!). But now you're probably wondering which class is the best fit for you? Let's see if I can shed a little light on the matter.
If you're new to micro macrame, the first thing you might want to do is check out this free eClass at CraftArtEdu.com - Micro Macrame 101. It covers a few of the basics like what tools and materials you will need, some alternatives for pinning surfaces and an overview on cords. Handy, basic information.
If you're ready to start knotting, I'd suggest either the Braids tutorial on Etsy or the Micro Macrame Wrap Bracelet eClass on CraftArtEdu.com. Both are geared toward beginners. The Braids bracelet uses just a couple of knots, while the Wrap walks you through learning five different knots. I've included loads of photos in each of them. I'm really proud of the Wrap pattern because I feel like it's a really fun way to learn your knots and it has loads of potential for personalization.
The Hydreangeas Bracelet and Earrings eClass is just one step up in difficulty. It uses more cords and more beads, but I've included some video clips as well as all of the photographs to help you. If you don't need quite as much instruction as that, the Hydrangeas .pdf might be perfect for you. The Leaves .pdf falls somewhere in this same area. It only uses a couple of knots, but you'll need to know how to do them in order to follow the tutorial.
The last pattern I have right now is the ZigZag bracelet. It was the first tutorial I made, but you'll notice I've put it last in my list. The instructions on this one are not quite as clear as I'd like for beginners . I've definitely improved with successive tutorials. I haven't removed it from sale, though, because it is a great design and if you are familiar with micro macrame, you should be able to follow it without much problem. One of these days I'll get around to rewriting it and expanding on it because it is fun and I've done quite a few variations on it like this;
Hopefully that will clear up any confusion on where you should start. Give it a try! I think you'll be surprised at what you can do. Oh, and just to make it a little bit easier for you, I've got kits for most of the tutorials available in my Etsy shop with the cord, beads and findings all together for you. Just call me The Enabler.