Make an Easy & Afforable Shamballa Bracelet With This Tutorial

Crystals are a great way to dress up an everyday look. Currently, my favorite way to wear them is with shamballa-style bracelets. See how easy and affordable they are to make with this easy step-by-step shamballa bracelet tutorial!

Shamballa bracelet tutorial -featured by OhEverythingHandmade

Easy shamballa bracelet tutorial

Tools you will need:

  • 8-9 ft. shamballa cord
  • 2 x 8 mm clear round crystals
  • 2 x 8 mm roundelle crystals – shadow gray (choose colors that go well together)
  • 2 x 10 mm roundelle crystals – black
  • 2 x 10 mm roundelle crystals – shadow gray
  • Lighter
  • One penny
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Clipboard or tape (to secure the bracelet to your work surface while tying the knots)


Step 1.

Cut an 18-inch long cord.

Step 2.

Tie an overhand knot near the cut end, thread on a bead and push it all the way up again the overhead knot. Attach the center cord to a clipboard or tape to the table. (Note: I used a different bead in this image than in my finished bracelet)

Shamballa bracelet - start by tying a knot Step 3.

Cut a 58-inch long cord, and bend it in half to find the middle. This cord goes under your center cord, approximately 4 inches below the bead.

Shamballa bracelet - attach your cord to a clipboard Step 4.

Tie seven square knots with the long cord around the center cord.

Tie Square knot instructions Shamballa bracelet - Tie the first square knot Shamballa bracelet - tie 7 square knots Step 5.

String your first 8mm roundelle bead onto the center cord, and tie it with two square knots.

Shamballa bracelet - String on a bead Shamballa bracelet - Secure the bead with a square knot Shamballa bracelet - Tie two more square knots Step 6.

Repeat the remaining beads, each followed by two square knots.

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Shamballa bracelet - Repeat with remaining beads Step 7.

Trim the excess cords about 1/8 of an inch from the last knot. Use your lighter to melt the ends of the cut cord.

Tip: To secure the cord to your work, use the penny to push down the hot, melted cord.

Shamballa bracelet - Trim excess cords Shamballa bracelet - Melt the ends Shamballa bracelet - Use a penny to secure the melted end Step 8.

Bend the work around, overlapping the center cord.

Shamballa bracelet - Bend the work around, overlapping. Step 9.

Cut an 18-inch long piece of cord, lay it under the center cords near the last knot. Tie a square knot around both center cords.

Shamballa bracelet - Tie 5 square knots Step 10.

Continue with square knots according to the length you need for your wrist.

Shamballa bracelet - finished crystal bracelet

7″ bracelets need 8 knots, 7.25″ need 10 knots, 7.5″ need 12 and so on…

Last step:

Trim the ends and melt them the same way you did on the previous cord ends.

Shamballa bracelet - finished bracelet by Bettina Johnson Shambala bracelet by OhEverythingHandmade

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! please feel free to share it with your friends and readers.

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