The theme for Week 7 of the Year of Jewelry was "Off the Cuff". I debated all week (read: procrastinated) and rejected idea after idea. Then *bam!* this morning it just hit me. I dug out several shades of purple cord:
After playing around a bit, I made some end pieces to anchor my knotting out of darkened steel. It's got an interesting rustic look to it that works well with my design.
Some solid knotting on both ends made the piece more stable and the strand of spirals in graduating shades of purple makes for an interesting texture.
You know what's interesting about this piece? No beads! I rarely do macrame without beads for some reason, but this piece just didn't seem to need any. I did add a dangle just for a bit of movement, but it's not knotted in, so I'm not counting it. (Hey, it's my blog - my rules.)
Crazy about ombre? Check out my bead weaving version here.