How to Tie Bracelets and Knots


 Check out our video playlist on YouTube for our most popular videos. Below are some supplemental resources for tying your very own bracelets.  These links are shared by MyIntent Makers in the Makers Facebook group.  If you've found any other great resources, please post the links in the Maker Facebook group and we'll get them posted on this page. 
Spools of string, refill blank tokens, and ready-made bracelets are available in our Maker Shop.  
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For any knots made with coated string, you'll need to melt the end of the strings to seal the knot. This can be done with a lighter, a soldering iron, or a heat knife. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of each tool: 
Lighter - It is readily available and very inexpensive to purchase, but it does take a little bit of practice to keep it from scorching the string and ending up with little black bits on the ends of your bracelet.
Soldering Iron - This is easy to use, but the machine can be a little bulky and can get expensive.
Heat Knife - This can act as both a cutting tool as well as a way to seal the end of your strings; however, it is the most expensive option of the three.

Sliding Knot

String type: Wax Nylon
Key to the knot: Make sure to melt the end of the strings to seal the knot.
     

     Knotted Macrame Bracelet

    String type: Wax Nylon
    Key to the knot: Make sure to melt the end of the strings to seal the knot.
       

      Adjustable Macrame Knot

      String type: Wax Nylon
      Key to the knot: Make sure to melt the end of the strings to seal the knot.

        Tie-on Bracelets (non-adjustable)

        String type: Cotton String (NOT sold in our Maker Shop)
        Key to the knot: Non-coated string! Cotton string will be able to hold a double knot from the friction of the strings. Waxed strings will continue to unravel with time. 

           

          How to tie Tie-on bracelets (non-adjustable)

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