With Memorial Day behind us, it finally feels like summer is official and the Starfish Collection color palette I've been working with seems even more appropriate. Turquoise blues mixed with sandy tans and ecru just scream beach and summer and when you throw in macrame knotting, it's a match made in heaven.
As usual, before I've even finished knotting one macrame bracelet I'm struck with an idea for another. Usually it's some variation or mutation of the one I'm working on. This time I started with the Woven Diamonds micro macrame bracelet in the first photo (pattern is offered as an online class on CraftArtEdu, if you want to make your own). While I was making that one, I was thinking how pretty the bead mix was and how nice it would look in my Drunkards Path pattern (also an online micro macrame class at CraftArtEdu).
As I was working with the bead mix, I thought it would be fun to arrange them in arcs of color, so that led to another bracelet.
Me being me, I couldn't leave well enough alone. I had to see what it would look like with all stripey sections.
I liked the stripes up so that they undulate through the length of the bracelet.
And of course I added a little starfish on the end.
I have a completely different project in the back of my mind that I've been wanting to try for years - barefoot sandals. I'll never get there if I keep getting distracted by other bracelets that need to be made, but I'm still mulling over the idea. Meanwhile, this: