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!

Aaaaaah!!!

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.







NO. NO. NO

NOT RIGHT.

OVERDOSE. OVERDOSE

OK.

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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3 comments:

Margarets designer cards said...

Well you have been busy, the yellow bracelet is beautiful as is the white and red, good idea to give it to him and then he can give it to whoever he likes,
I like the way you put the large stone in, makes a lovely centre piece to the bracelet.
Well done
Margaret

Maureen said...

I say it's all beautiful, and my favourite is the yellow and white bracelet.
I vaguely remember learning Macramé in Junior School - such a pity handcrafts aren't taught any more.

Jane McLellan said...

Fantastic work! To me the macrame bracelets look as though they involved as much work as the tatted ones.

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