Image of three different types of shamballa bracelets

Shamballa bracelets, much like their close cousin the mala, are used to help the wearer with focus and meditation. They use basic macrame techniques to create beautiful, intricate pieces of jewelry that suit any occasion. A shamballa can be made with leather or silk or cord in just about any color. They use color theory and gemstones to help channel the wearer’s energy as a passive boost, instead of being used to count mantras. Shamballas are used as a focus, to help the wearer bring balance to whatever it is that is bothering them. Red shamballas using carnelian will help with energy and passion, whereas a blue shamballa using lapis will help the wearer maintain a calming peace.
In this class, you will learn how to make this beautiful, functional bracelet and customize it to your personal needs. There are many techniques to make these bracelets, so we’ll teach you how to do three of them. There is the standard single bead shamballa, that is a rather common technique in macrame. The woven two stranded shamballa takes no time whatsoever to create, despite how complicated it may appear. Then there’s the three tiered shamballa, which can be adapted to any number you want. You’ll also learn how to create the adjustable sliding knot, so your piece will be able to fit just about anyone!

Class Info

This class runs for 1.5 hours and costs $55.

It will be held on:

Fri. May 12, 2 – 3:30 pm, and
Sat. May 20, 3:30 – 5 pm

Click here to sign up!

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