How to Open and Close a Macrame Tasbih Bracelet with an Adjustable Sliding Knot

At Grounded Revival, we craft a diverse range of Islamic Prayer Beads, also recognized as Misbaha or Tasbeeh Beads. Certain designs feature a macrame sliding knot technique employed to fasten the two ends of the Islamic prayer beads securely. Read on to learn how to open and close your macrame tasbih beads.

Materials Needed:

  • Macrame tasbih bracelet with an adjustable sliding knot


Opening the Tasbih Bracelet:

  1. Inspect the Knot: Locate the adjustable sliding knot on the tasbih beads. It's typically positioned near the ends of the cords, allowing for size adjustment.

  2. Identify the Knot Components: Find the two cords emerging from the sliding knot. These cords control the tasbih bracelet's size when pulled in opposite directions.

  3. Loosen the Knot: Hold one end of the tasbih bracelet and gently pull the two cords away from each other. This action should loosen the sliding knot, making the bracelet larger.

  4. Adjust the Size: Continue pulling the cords until the tasbih bracelet loosens enough for you to comfortably slide it off your wrist.

Closing the Tasbih Bracelet:

  1. Hold the Ends Together: Place the tasbih bracelet back around your wrist and hold both ends together, ensuring the sliding knot is at the desired position for fit.

  2. Tighten the Knot: While holding the tasbih  bracelet in place, pull both cords simultaneously in opposite directions. This action will tighten the sliding knot and secure the bracelet comfortably around your wrist.

  3. Check the Fit: Make sure the tasbih bracelet fits comfortably. Adjust the knot by sliding it along the cords if it feels too tight or loose.


  • Practice Makes Perfect: Familiarize yourself with the sliding knot mechanism by practicing opening and closing it a few times until you're comfortable.
  • Gentle Handling: Macrame tasbih bracelets are delicate; handle them gently to avoid tangling or damaging the cords.
  • Ensure Comfort: Adjust the sliding knot to achieve the most comfortable fit on your wrist.

With these steps, you'll effectively open and close your macrame tasbih bracelet with an adjustable sliding knot, allowing for a customized and comfortable fit whenever you wear it.

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