July 13, 2018

New Micro Macrame Kits

Boy howdy have I been busy!  Remember my last post where I finished up the Micro Macrame Button Bracelet Tutorial?  I agonized over what colors to choose for the tutorial (some colors don't photograph as well and others I just don't like as well) as well as what button to feature.  I wanted to choose one that was fun and different but one that folks could find to buy if they wanted to.  I settled on the antique silver elephant button and thought I had several on hand.

Um, not so much.  And when I went to find them to buy more, I had a heck of a time finding them.  Which is the way it usually goes for me.  Anyway, I found a few and made up some kits with the exact cord, beads & button I used to make the tutorial!

I try to make up quite a few kits when I finally get the gumption to put some together (it's not my favorite thing to do) so I decided to do a kit in khaki:

I made up an example of this one in matte metallic khaki iris with a whitewashed copper tree button and then discovered I didn't have enough of that button, either.  

So I made up a handful of kits with the same beads and cord but with a different button - whitewashed copper filigree (isn't it pretty!).

I also replenished some of the Leaves kits, so if you've been waiting on one of those, you'll find a selection here.  

And now that I can check that off my To Do List, I'm heading back out to the pool!  Catch you later!

July 1, 2018

A New Micro Macrame Tutorial!

I'm BACK and I'm positively giddy with excitement and a (probably undeserved) sense of accomplishment!  I finally got around to getting a tutorial put together for knotting a micro macrame bracelet using a button as a centerpiece.  

I'm not sure what it is about a button, but something about them makes me happy.  Maybe it's the fact that they're so limited in size and unlimited in subject matter and execution?  Any way you slice it, I find myself drawn to them and have amassed my own little treasure trove.  There are all kinds of buttons there from Czech glass to handmade ceramics and everything in between.  

This copper dragon button is probably my favorite button overall but it's been discontinued (anyone have any sway with a button manufacturer?  We need these back!)  Oh, but I've wandered off topic,, haven't I?  

Anyway, if you're like me and have a little collection of special buttons (if not, looks like you have an excuse to shop for one!), this project is the perfect way to showcase one.  

As usual, I've included way more photos than you probably need, but that's just the way I roll.  There are over 70 pictures included in 20 pages of instruction.  I've written this tutorial for folks who know how to make a couple basic micro macrame knots, but if you aren't there yet, don't worry!  My blog has a tab just for macrame knot videos!

Okay, that's it.  That's all I've got for today - I'm headed for the couch to put my feet up.  Go over to my Etsy shop and get your tut!

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