Thursday, October 31, 2013

On my needles.....

Leafy Vest

Zeeman Super soft yarn I bought from Amsterdam.....~3 yrs back!

Circular needles. Bottom up.

Now for that shaping!!!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Macrame Anklet

Macramé anklet with crystals, beads and glass beads with a slide clasp.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My sweet little Macramé handbag

I wanted to make a purse with macramé knots for a long long time.
Finally, after lot of searching and researching I decided to go ahead with it.

1.Humble beginnings....:)

2. The first section.

Till this time I'd tried,maybe, three or four designs and all the knotting and pulling apart had already started to make me weary.

3. Going on.....

4. Still going on...!!...

At this stage I was going bonkers with all the thread and the knots😖

Pretty much because I did not anticipate the amount of thread length I needed and I had to add on a lot of thread as I went along.

5.AT LAST.....😌

After burning my fingers and a lot of huffing and puffing I closed the bottom and .... And.... I'm done.

Maybe, I'll add a handle..... Or a sling.......

Maybe, I'm not done😉!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Monastral Bracelet

Macrame, crochet, tatting,bead crochet, beading- brick stitch flowers and leaves, Russian leaves and embroidery.........

All put together in this bracelet.

-this is how it started out- little amethyst stones wrapped in macrame knots with little macrame leaves. Then I was trying out a brick stitch flower and leaves which got added. Now can there be anything prettier than tatted flowers......

I'd thought of adding a macrame base but it would have taken a lot of time and would have been difficult to sew the stuff on, so made a simple rectangular crochet base......

And sewed on everything one by one. 😊

I had lots of trouble thinking and trying out how to put a lock for the bracelet. Once the loops were made, couldn't decide what to use for the toggle.
At last I decided to use these simple beaded beads for the lock.

Finished with a little bead embroidery with crystals and beads.

I'm happy with what I did with my time the last week or so I took to make this bracelet.😀

Why the name MONASTRAL?
Well that's the name of the shade of the blue thread used....
What else would you have called it?
Amethyst garden? Blue fairy Garden? Midnight blue?
Maybe I'll give it a new name if you suggest some........

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Threads and beads...... Everything other than tatting!

After tatting those bracelets, the ones in the last post, I think I had an overdose of tatting and related issues. Now for some overdose of OTHER kinds!

Got new spools of thread- Polyamide thread. Nylon. It's awesome to work with and I had to start some Macramé project with it.

One of my friends asked me for a bracelet and it had to be a macramé one.
Tatting is too delicate for a man's hand, I think!!!

But, Instead of making some for him,I ended up making some for myself!

Here are the two bracelets I made.

The yellow one is done in a different thread and I'm still in the process of getting to cradle a stone. The knots I think are too loose. I pondered a lot on the type of clasp and ended up putting a lock. Well.....

This one was done with the new threads. I finished it yesterday and wore it with my blue Saree today.
It's so much easier to manage the ends with this Nylon thread,

burning them up!


First time I did it and ITS FUN!!!

Now getting back to what I started all this for- the bracelet for a MAN!
I chose a bloodstone Jasper and some black thread and black beads. This is how far I got today.





So, got onto some bead crochet.
It was so relaxing after all that knotting and 'not righting'.
To just endlessly and mindlessly keep crocheting those little beads and they'd fall in their rightful places on their own!

Made this pretty little bracelet.

I think I'll gift my dear friend 'THIS' bracelet and tell him to gift it to his girlfriend! Her happiness will take care of all the rest.

What Say???

My fingers need some rest now. Bye.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tatting with beads

Recently made 2 bracelets inspired by the Ankars tatting tech.
I've been long inspired by This awesome technique, and so wanted to learn it. Then I came across the class on the online tatting classes and had to get down to it.
It is different from the regular tatting that I'd been doing but I'm so liking it. It's kind of challenging and I'm loving it. :)

This bracelet is made in three layers. 1st is the base on which I've done the beadwork. Then I made the backing on which I tatted the beaded fringe. Both put together made this bracelet.

The Red and black Bracelet done in double thread in single layer with bead and crystal overlay.

And this brooch made with the leftovers.

Do let me know what you think.

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

I'm trying, I'm trying!!

Ya, I'm trying really hard, but I don't think I'm getting this right. 

Ankars style stacked rings with beads. 


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Of the A's &B's

Its been some time, but remember the A/B post?

A won!
Not by a great margin, but a win is after all a win!
So I decided to make brooches with my little crochet roses. And added little tatted and crystal adornments.

This was fun. What do you think?

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Somebody Stop Me!!!!

I can't keep my hands off this Turkish Crochet 'Thing'!

I'm gonna use up all my stones and crystals!

It's pretty interesting and rewarding though! I make one to match what I'm wearing everyday!!!! ;)

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