November 20, 2012

New Micro Macrame Designs in Khaki Iris


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:


And watches:


And necklaces:


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:)


16 comments:

  1. Love them all! Khaki Iris is my fave bead color lately too, it's so elegant looking without being excessively "blingy"

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  2. Beautiful! I've got to agree with Ali on that bead color. The abundance of detail and lack of bling is exactly what I like!

    I pinned one of your lovely bracelets :)
    http://pinterest.com/pin/104005072616213112/

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  3. I just love that bead with that cord on either bracelet - they are the perfect marriage.

    I like the top bracelet better, but of course, that is just my opinion. I am sure that others will like the equally beautiful bottom bracelet.

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  4. uff que maravilla son todos preciosos

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  5. Hi I love the earrings. How do you attach the ring at the bottom? I am new to macrame and would love it if you could help me!
    -Christina

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    1. I use larks head knots. There's a post on it here: http://www.knotjustmacrame.com/2013/12/larks-head-knots-macrame-knot-tutorial.html

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    2. Fantastic! I found it and watched the video. You are amazing. Is it my imagination or does the cord seem to get thicker as you approach the bottom? I'm just wondering if you are doing that cast off method where you pick up the next cord somehow? -Christina

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    3. Fantastic! I found it and watched the video. You are amazing. Is it my imagination or does the cord seem to get thicker as you approach the bottom? I'm just wondering if you are doing that cast off method where you pick up the next cord somehow? -Christina

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  6. I am referring to the earrings above.

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  7. And lastly, do you cut off the larks heads close to the ring and then singe with fire? -Christina

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  8. And lastly, do you cut off the larks heads close to the ring and then singe with fire? -Christina

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    1. I trim the excess cord, but I usually use glue rather than melting the ends. Personal preference, I think.

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  9. I am referring to the earrings above.

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  10. I never tire of looking at your work!! The patterns, colors, and precise knotting always go together so perfectly. I did macrame years ago on a much larger scale, and remember how much fun it was to create things. Back then they were bulky. These are items of beauty and amazement!! I'm a pretty new fan.

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  11. I love your work! I can understand it does take time. But it is relaxing don't you think?

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