|Diamond encrusted bracelet by Shamballa Jewels|
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Shambhala bracelets were originally inspired by ancient Tibetan prayer bracelets, but they have come a long way. The basic style is a cord bracelet with macrame knotting and features some type of bead tied into the knot work. From the inexpensive gift shop variety made out of plastic to top of the line luxury versions made with diamond encrusted beads, this style of bracelet is certainly hot.
The high end shambhala bracelets, like this one by Shamballa Jewels, available at London Jewelers, are gorgeous but can come with a hefty price tag. If, like me, you'd prefer to reserve your life savings for, oh, a nice condominium somewhere, you can get this look for much less. Follow our step-by-step Shambhala Bracelet Project tutorial to make your own!
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Beadelle crystal pave beads are a great substitution for diamond encrusted orbs, and still look fantastic. I used them in my version of a shambhala bracelet, which is made with macrame square knots. This bracelet is so easy to make - but don't tell your friends that when they beg you to make them one! Unsure how to make a square knot? Check out this video! You will also need to know how to finish off a macrame knotting project, which you can learn about here.
And finally, here is our video on How to Make a Sliding Knot Clasp to close your bracelet.
You'll be thrilled with how your shambhala bracelet turns out! I love to wear accessories that sparkle, and this piece definitely fits the bill!