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Mantra Bracelet DIY Kit Step-By-Step: The Wisdom of The Pearl

Are you ready to start making your very own mantra wrap bracelet? In this bog post we will walk through the step by step process to knot and weave a mantra wrap bracelet.

Step 1:  Do you have all your supplies?

This is what you will need:

Included in kit: (link to kit)



-Mantra Card

Other supplies you may have at home: (link to kit extras)

- Pen

- Scissors

- Tape

- A lighter or candle. Note: If you decide to use a candle make sure the flame is very accessible, not deep down in a glass. 

- If you don't have these supplies or want to treat yourself to beautiful new desk accessories here is a link to purchase kit extras. (link to extras kit)

Step 2: Before we begin... Take a breath...

Breath in. Breath out. Relax your mind and body. Today we are channeling the wisdom of the pearl. 

Pearls are unique among gemstones because they don’t grow in the depths of the earth but are born from the sea. Like you, they require no special cutting or polishing to maximize their lustrous beauty. Their reflective glow illuminates and amplifies self-love, empathy, and compassion.

The creation of a pearl begins with an irritation; A piece of grit, which challenges the tender flesh of the oyster. In response, the oyster builds up layers of calcium carbonate around the discomfort, gradually growing the pearl.

May we have the courage to meet challenges and irritation with grace. Surrounding our pain and discomfort with layers of compassion, deeper understanding, and radical self-love.

Breath in. Breath out.

Mantra: With courage and radical self-love I meet challenges and irritation with grace. I surround the discomfort with layers of compassion and empathy.

Write down this mantra on a price of paper. Keep this note front of you. Keep it visible during this mantra bracelet exercise. 

Step 3: Unwrap all of your threads. There should be 6 long threads and 1 shorter thread. Thank the 6 long threads and align them. The ends should match up. If they are slightly off. All good. We will be able to trim them later in this exercise. 


With all the threads together fold them in half to find the middle then tie a knot right in the center. 


Step 4:

You will need to secure the bracelet to a secure surface. One way to do this is to tape threads to table or counter top. I usually place the tape about 3 inches above the knot. This can be removed and re-taped later if you need to adjust. 


Step 5:

Find your pearl. Thread it onto the thicket thread that will fit. Move that bead and thread off to one side.



Step 6: 

Separate thread by color. Braid threads to about a 1/8 of an inch past the length of the bead.

Step 7:

Gather all threads including the thread that the pearl is on. Tie a knot to secure braid and pearl.

Step 8:

Separate threads by color. Braid till you reach the end of the threads. As you braid reread the mantra you have written down in front of you.

Mantra: With courage and radical self-love I meet challenges and irritation with grace. I surround the discomfort with layers of compassion and empathy.

Visualize how you would feel living in this truth. How would you treat yourself? How would you treat others? Meditate on these thoughts as you braid. 

Step 9:

Once you reach the end of the thread tie a knot. But not too tight that you wouldn't be able to un-knot it. We may have to adjust the length latter in the process. There will be extra thread at the end. leave that for know we will come back to it later. 

Step 10:

Remove tape from threads. Fill bracelet so the unbraided side is facing you. Tape the braid to the table or counter. 

Step 11:

Look again at your mantra. Read it out loud as you braid. Notice how you are responding to the mantra. Are you meeting it with love or resistance? There's no right way. Just observation. 

Step 12:

You now have an almost bracelet the only thing left to do is finish the ends and add a sliding knot.

Step 13:

Remove tape. Lay bracelet flat on table. Fold in half with bead in center. Is each braid the same length? If not, re-knot to create 2 even lengths. 



Step 14: 

Once knots are in the final place tighten as tight as possible. Then cut excess thread leaving a tail about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch.


Step 15:

Stop. Take a breath. Light your candle. Notice the candle wave and flicker as the world moves around it.


Step 16:

The thread is made of nylon. Nylon is a material that melts when it comes in contact with fire. We are going to use this to our advantage to seal the knots so they won't come undone with wear. 

Tap and touch the tail of the knot to the flame. Staying just outside. Only getting close enough to king the edge of the thread. Be ready to blow our the flame if it starts to burn too quickly. Keep tapping and singing until the tails melt down to the knot. 

Repeat on other side.


Step 17:

Sliding knot. Find remaining thread from kit. This will be our sliding knot. Cross both braids as pictured.


 Step 19:

Find center of slip knot thread and tie a knot around where the two braids cross.

Step 19:

Wrap thread around the two braids and knot again. 

Keep wrapping and knotting thread nine more times for a total of 11 knots. 11 is a symbol of alignment with the universe. Wear it as reminder you are on the right path. 

Step 20:

To finish the sliding knot we will tie 3 knots. One for the past, one for the present, and one for the future. Pull as tight as possible then cut extra thread, leaving a 1/4 inch tail that we will melt to secure the knots. 



Step 21:

Now we melt the tails to secure knot. We will do this is the same way we melted the ends of the braids with slightly more care. Pull all other threads back so that the little tails we are melting protrude the farthest. 



Step 22:

Hold tail close but not in the flame. Be ready to blow out flame on tail if it is burning too fast. We don't want to burn the knot. Just the tail. Be patient. Take your time. There is no rush. 

This is how it should look.


Step 23:

Enjoy! You are done.


Take one last look at your mantra. Read it to yourself as you wrap the bracelet you made around your wrist.

 Thank you for taking the time to honor yourself. 


How was your experience? What were you feeling as we made these bracelets together.  Did you notice any thoughts pop up?

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