How to Make Your Own Tibetan Jewelry
Tibetan jewelry is a distinctive style of jewelry that features turquoise, coral, silver, copper and other materials, often with intricate designs and symbols. Tibetan jewelry is not only beautiful, but also carries with it powerful symbolism and meaning. From protection to health and good luck, each piece of jewelry is unique and individual.
Making your own Tibetan jewelry is a fun and creative craft project that anyone can do. You can use your own imagination and preferences to create your own jewelry with Tibetan materials and designs. You can also make your own jewelry as a gift for someone special or as a way to express your spirituality.
In this blog, I will show you how to make your own Tibetan bracelet with simple materials and steps. You can also apply the same principles to make other types of Tibetan jewelry, such as earrings, necklaces or rings.
What You Will Need:
- A stringing material of your choice, such as waxed cotton cord, hemp cord or elastic cord
- A pair of scissors
- A clear nail polish or glue
- 108 beads in 6 mm or 8 mm size (you can use factors of 108, such as 18, 27, 36 or 54, to make a shorter bracelet)
- A guru bead (a large bead, charm or pendant that has a hole large enough for two pieces of cord to fit through)
- A tassel (you can buy one or make your own with silk, cotton, horse hair or leather)
- Any extra charms, pendants or embellishments you want to include
How to Make Your Own Tibetan Bracelet:
Step 1: Cut a length of cord (5 feet for a 108-bead bracelet is suggested). Tip: Use clear nail polish or glue to coat a few inches of one end of cord, let it dry and then cut it to a pointed tip. This will make stringing the beads much easier.
Step 2: Tie off one end of your cord and leave a 5-to-8-inch tail. This will be used later to attach the guru bead and the tassel.
Step 3: String the beads onto the cord one by one. You can use any pattern or order you like. You can also use overhand knots in between each bead to make the bracelet stronger and provide some space between the beads.
Step 4: When you have strung all the beads, bring the two ends of the cord together and tie them in a knot. Make sure the bracelet is not too tight or too loose on your wrist.
Step 5: String both ends of the cord through the hole of the guru bead from opposite directions. Pull them tight so that the guru bead sits snugly against the knot.
Step 6: Tie another knot below the guru bead to secure it in place.
Step 7: Attach the tassel to one end of the cord by tying it with a knot or using a jump ring. You can also add any extra charms or pendants you like.
Step 8: Trim any excess cord and apply some clear nail polish or glue to the knots to prevent them from unraveling.
Step 9: Enjoy your handmade Tibetan bracelet!
I hope you liked this blog and found it helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Happy crafting! 😊