Thursday, June 7, 2012

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Shadow Box Challenge

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Copper Canyon Micro-Macrame Bracelet

What's with all the micro-macrame? Well, two reasons. I'm waiting for a new torch set-up to arrive and it's also still fairly warm here in the desert. In the upper 90's, maybe even close to 100 yesterday. Even so, I can see how all this knotting activity could be addicting. The endless play with colors, patterns and combinations. Plus, I have to do something with all those beads I've been making and collecting.

Tonopah Dreams Micro-Macrame Bracelet

Another try at micro-macrame knotting. Inspired by the book : Micro-Macrame 30 Beaded Designs For Jewelry Using Crystals and Cords by Annika deGroot. I modified the closures, but basically followed the pattern for the Baroque Bracelet. I must say that working with the small size 11 seed beads was a humbling exercise.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cottonwood Canyon Micro-Macrame Bracelet

Another attempt at knotting cavandoli micro-macrame style. This bracelet pattern and directions are from Bead and Button book : Beaded Macrame Jewelry, embellished bracelet by Linnea Lockwood Gambino. It took a bit of reading and re-reading the directions, but the final outcome is worth the effort.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Micro Macrame Bracelet

This is my first attempt at micro-macrame jewelry, also known as cavandoli knotting. The pattern and design are from the book: Beaded Macrame Jewelry by Sherri Haab. I used materials that I had on hand; Irish waxed linen thread, small beads and a shank button. The book is a handy guidepost with clear illustrations, design patterns, photographs and detailed instructions. I'd recommend taking a look at it if you are interested in trying your hand at this type of knot work.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bird Nest Necklaces and Etched Metal

Etched, stamped and cold connected metal pieces with a bit of lampworked glass beads and wire wrap.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

What type of stone is this?

Made this one a while ago. My first attempt at seed beading. It's an etched lampwork bead, but looks very stone like. The necklace is kumihimo hand braided cotton.