I have so many things I should be doing, and what am I doing instead? Playing with macrame. What can I say - it makes me happy. I've had a long standing love affair with beads in matte metallic khaki iris, particularly in combination with khaki cord. I've made earrings:
But my favorite pieces to make have always been bracelets. No reason, really, they're just my favorite. They have just the right amount of challenge for me. They're a medium size project - not so easy that it takes longer to drag out all the beads and not so large and complicated that I get bored before finishing. Bracelets are JUST the right size project for me.
I was goofing around a bit trying to come up with a new bracelet design and did this:
I have done the "flower" type pattern before, but I was experimenting with the part in between - the "eye" shape. Then I decided to beef it up a little in that section and ended up with this:
And now I can't decide which I like best:)
The designs might change with my mood, but I still love these beads. I've used them so much that now it's become a challenge for me to see how many different ways I can use the same beads and cord and come up with different results. And I'm not out of ideas yet:)