January 18, 2013

YOJ Week 3 - Sparkly Slider Micro-Macrame

Bracelet by Sherri Stokey of KnotJust Macrame with a slider featuring teal crystals and flowers.

The theme for the third week of the Year of jewelry was "Music" but I don't have a musical bone in my body.  Not even a cell.  I can't even hum.  So I tried stretching the theme and thought about doing a charm bracelet that makes lovely music when worn (or racket - depends on how you look at it), but that didn't seem very inspired.

My palette for the teal crystal slider bracelet with C-lon cord, seed beads, and delicas.

 I ended up digging through my stash looking for an alternative and found a pretty slider with teal colored crystals and flowers.  I added some cord, some Czech glass fire polish beads, some seed beads and some Delicas and came up with a formula for this:

A teal micro-macrame bracelet featuring a crystal slider in my origianl design.

I didn't start out with any pattern - in fact, I didn't start out with any thing particular in mind.  I just started knotting around the crystal focal and then kept adding design components.   I love the floral, lacy look created by adding beads to loops to surround other beads.  And I love using Delica beads around a diamond framing one perfect square knot.

Close up of rounded diamond component in teal micro macrame bracelet by Sherri Stokey

I've been messing a bit with rounding off some of the corners on my diamond sections and I rather like the look.  

So there you have it.  No deep meaning, no amazing design inspiration - just a beautiful focal piece set in a bracelet band meant to compliment and elevate.  Knots and beads in perfect harmony.  My version of music.


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