Still waiting for the new torch to arrive. Anyway, still too hot with near record heat here in the Las Vegas Valley. We missed the all time record high heat for the date by one degree. In the meantime, tying knots along the lines of Micro-Macrame Jewelry by Joan R. Babcock, Project #6 (with modifications on the closure.) This bracelet has an adjustable closure and handmade silver clay charm.
What’s with all the micro-macrame? Well, two reasons. I’m waiting for a new torch set-up to arrive and it’s also still fairly warm here in the desert. In the upper 90’s, maybe even close to 100 yesterday. Even so, I can see how all this knotting activity could be addicting. The endless play with colors, patterns and combinations. Plus, I have to do something with all those beads I’ve been making and collecting.
Another try at micro-macrame knotting. Inspired by the book : Micro-Macrame 30 Beaded Designs For Jewelry Using Crystals and Cords by Annika deGroot. I modified the closures, but basically followed the pattern for the Baroque Bracelet. I must say that working with the small size 11 seed beads was a humbling exercise.
This is my first attempt at micro-macrame jewelry, also known as cavandoli knotting. The pattern and design are from the book: Beaded Macrame Jewelry by Sherri Haab. I used materials that I had on hand; Irish waxed linen thread, small beads and a shank button. The book is a handy guidepost with clear illustrations, design patterns, photographs and detailed instructions. I’d recommend taking a look at it if you are interested in trying your hand at this type of knot work.