GO TIGERS! The Detroit Variety

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     Are all of you Michiganders as excited about Opening Day as we are? 
Here at Too Cute Beads we are big Detroit Tiger Fans. We even 
put together a Shamballa bracelet in 
honor of our team. 
Introducing the Bengal Tiger, Tigers Bangle
=
Detroit Tiger Love

   Need supplies to make your very own Tigers Bangle or other Shamballa designs? Go here to get everything you will need. Glue, stopper beads, clipboards and much more!

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Charlotte's Web Kits now available

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Because you demanded it!  We now have the Charlotte's web Shamballa bracelet available as a kit. 

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Charlotte's Web - Original Guide for the 3 Strand Shamballa

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Materials Needed: (Located Above)

13 ft. of .08 Chinese Knotting Cord
43 - Swarovski 8mm Round Beads
GS-Hypo Cement
Clipboard
3 - Binder Clips
Ruler
Nipper Tool


Directions:
Step 1 – Cut your knotting cord into the following lengths: (3) 2 ft. sections (1) 5 1/2 ft. section and (1) 1 1/2 ft. section.

Step 2 – Glue all six ends of your (3) 2ft. lengths. As glue dries pull on the cord, going outward to get it to soak in. Once dry, nip the ends on an angle to create a needle point.








Step 3 – Clip all (3) 2ft, cords onto your clipboard. It is important to line up the ends to keep them uniform. You want to the cords centered on your clipboard and you want the ends that hang off to be equal. You will have roughly 8 inch tails of cord on each end.

*These 3 cords will be your Bead Cords. You will have a Left Bead Cord, a Center Bead Cord, and a Left Bead Cord.

Step 4 – Load 37 beads onto your bead cords. You will want 12 on the Left Bead Cord, 13 on the Center Bead Cord and 12 on the Right Bead Cord.

Step 5 – Pull your ends tight and clip them to the bottom of the clipboard with the binder clips.

Step 6 – Take your 5 and 1/2 ft. length of cord and put it underneath the (3) Beading Cord, making sure to keep the cord even on both ends. This is going to be your Knotting Cords (right and left respectively).

Step 7 – Take your Right Knotting Cord over the 3 bead cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Then take your Left Knotting Cord under the 3 bead cords and thru the loop you just made with the right knotting cord.

Step 8 – Take your Left Knotting Cord over the 3 bead cords and under the right knotting cord. Then take your Right Knotting Cord under the 3 bead cords thru the loop you just made with the right knotting cord.

*Steps 7 & 8 complete a full Shamballa Knot.

Repeat Steps 7 & 8 until you have 8 knots or 4 FULL Knots.

Step 9 – Push up your 1st bead on your Center Bead Cord.

Step 10 – Take your Right Knotting Cord and put it under the Center Bead Cord only. Pull it up, to the right and thru the loop you just made. Pull tight. This is a Half Hitch Knot.

Step 11 – Take your Left Knotting Cord and put it under the Center Bead Cord only. Pull it up, to the left and thru the loop you just made. Pull tight.

Step 12 – Push up the 1st bead on the Right Beading Cord. Take the Right Knotting Cord and put it under the Right Beading Cord. Pull it up, to the right and thru the loop you just made.

Step 13 – Push up the 1st bead on the Left Beading Cord. Take the Left Beading Cord and put it under the Left Beading Cord. Pull it up, to the right and thru the loop you just made.

Step 14 – Pull both of your Knotting Cords tight, upwards and towards the center. This tightens the set properly.

Step 15 – Repeat Steps 12-14 until you have one bead remaining.

*When you get to the point of having 4-6 beads remaining on each Beading Cord you can unclip your 3 Beading Cords and move them closer together.
*Remember to pull tightly as you go to keep your beads secured in place.

Step 16 – Take your Right and Left Knotting Cords and put them underneath the Right and Left Beading Cords respectively. Push up your last bead on the Center Beading Cord.

Step 17 – Keeping your Knotting Cords out to their respective sides, carefully unclip your 3 Beading Cords. Pull them together and clip them down with one binder clip.

Step 18 – (Same as Step 7 ) Take your Right Knotting Cord over the 3 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Left Knotting Cord and put it under the 3 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the right.

Step 19 – (Same as Step 8) Take your Left Knotting Cord over the 3 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Right Knotting Cord and put it under the 3 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the left.

Repeat Steps 18 & 19 until you have 8 knots, or 4 Full Knots (pairs).

Step 20 – Glue the ends of your Knotting Cords at the knot line with a generous amount of glue. Nip them close to the knot and pinch to secure and spread the glue.



Step 21 – Take your bracelet off the clipboard. You need to lay your bracelet upside down at the bottom of your clipboard. Pull the Beading Cords up and overlapping on the top of your clipboard.

Step 22 – Keeping the cords in order, clip all 6 cords down on each side of your clipboard.

Step 23 – Take your (1) 1.5ft. section and slide it beneath your 6 Beading Cords. This will now become your Right and Left Knotting Cords.

Step 24 – (Same as Steps 7 & 18) Take your Right Knotting Cord over the 3 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Left Knotting Cord and put it under the 3 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the right.

Step 25 - (Same as Step 8 & 19) Take your Left Knotting Cord over the 3 Beading Cords and under the Left Knotting Cord. Take your Right Knotting Cord and put it under the 3 Beading Cords and pull it up and thru the loop you just made to the left.

*Repeat Steps 24 & 25 until your bracelet is sized correctly. Roughly 20-28 Knots, or 10-14 Full Knots (pairs).

Step 26 – Glue the Right and Left Knotting cords at the knot line. Nip each side close to the knot and pinch to secure and spread glue.

Step 27 – Unclip and remove your bracelet from the clipboard. Pull your Beading Cords until your Knots line up and form your finished bracelet.

Step 28 – Load your remaining beads onto their respective Beading Cords. Make a knot roughly an inch away from the bracelet and pull tight.

Step 29 – Glue the knot ends. Nip them close and pinch to secure and spread glue.



Enjoy your Charlotte’s Web Bracelet

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Making a Shamballa Bracelet

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Since the release of our Shamballa kit we've had a lot of requests for a tutorial so people could make different styles than that offered in the kit. Below you will find the instructions for a 7 bead Shamballa bracelet, along with a list of all the materials you will need.



Materials
  • 8 Feet of 1.2mm Stringing Material

  • Stopper Beads

  • Nipper tool

  • 7 - 10mm Beads with 2mm Hole

  • 1 Small Clipboard

  • 1 Clip

  • G-S Hypo Cement




CREATING A SHAMBALLA BRACELET



(Step 1) Using your nipper tool take your 8' of knotting cord and cut it in half, leaving 2 equal pieces (4' each).


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(Step 2) Take one of your 4' segments and cut it in half leaving two 2' pieces and one 4' piece.


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(like this)




(Step 3) Clip one of your 2' pieces of cord into your clipboard, leaving an 8" tail on both sides of the clip board.





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(Step 4) Load your beads, pull your cord tightly, and use your binder clip to clip your cord to the bottom of your board. This will be your guide line.





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(Step 5) Place your 4’ cord under the guide line Keeping it even on both ends.







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(Step 6) Take the right side of your cord over the guide and under your left side of cord. Now take the left side under your guide and up through the loop.



(Step 7) Take the left side of your cord over your guide, and under the right side, then take the right side of your cord moving it under the guide and over the left cord (through the loop)



(Step 8) Repeat Steps 6 and 7 3 times then push up your bead.





(Step 9) After you’ve pushed up your first bead follow this pattern below



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  • Push up your final beads

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After completing steps 1-9 the end of your bracelet should look like this



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(Step 10) You should have some excess cord on the right and left side of your guide line. Lets clean those up.





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Glue around both area’s you have extra cord and let is dry for a few minutes.




(Step 11) Now that the glue has had a chance to dry, go ahead and snip off the remaining cord





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What you have now, should look very similar to this.




(Step 12) At this point we get back to our knotting to close off our bracelet. Make sure to overlap your remaining cord (image above) as this will now be our guide line.





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(Step 13) Use your remaining 2’ cord and place it evenly under your new guidelines.



(Step 14) From here we will be going back to page one using steps 6 and 7 repeatedly until you wrap an amount you are happy with for sizing. (Usually 14 Knots or the pattern below)





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(Step 15) Once you’ve finished knotting, slide your stopper beads onto your guide line to give you a way to tighten your bracelet.





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(Step 16) Glue and cut the remaining segments of your 2’ cord



(Step 17) Lastly, you want to make a tight knot at the end of your stopper beads, gluing to secures, and cutting off any excess cord. Now just let it dry for 24 hrs. Then show it off.



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