At last I have got around to making a Shamballa bracelet - been meaning to try for ages. I even bought some beads at Sandown last month! Of course this actually meant that I learned to do macramé for the first time too.
Am quite pleased with my first attempt. Shall now look out for some of the beads with a groove in them to take the cord. I also want some smaller beads to make some less chunkier ones. Hope there are some on sale at Farnborough in a couple of weeks - if not shall have to wait until Sandown at end of March.
If anybody wants to have a go - here are a couple of links:
and for visual learning of the knots. (this video used 4 strands, but the bracelet just has the one central strand.