Saturday, November 26, 2011
We've been working away on several projects at once. That means there's not a lot to show on any given day but once in a while, we finish something. Today's that kind of day. We bought a button (actually, more than one) from Shawkl's etsy shop. They are beautiful buttons. Shiny! They're Czech glass buttons. This one is fairly big.... about an inch and a quarter in diameter. We're rank amateurs at micro macrame but we knew we wanted to build a bracelet around this button. We have in mind a recipient who will really appreciate it because dragonflies have great meaning for her. (It's OK, we don't think she reads this blog.)
We've found it difficult to get much info on the 'net for micro macrame so just in case anyone else is flailing around in the dark..... we used C-Lon cord in Amethyst that we got from BelloModo.com . We like them and they only charge a dollar for shipping! We started out with 6 80-inch lengths of cord, knotted the loop and joined the cords so we were working with 12 strands. We put 4 strands through the largest purple beads, single strands through the darkest purple seed beads (size 11), 3 strands through the next sized beads and then on the edge we had 2 strands. We put both strands through the size 8/0 delicas and then only one strand through the gold seed bead, then both through the delica, repeating until there were 7 delicas with 6 gold seed beads in each wedge. There are 7 wedges in all. Eighty inches turned out to be lots because we had a good 10 inches left at the end but the cord is cheap and the sorrow would be mighty if we got to the end and were short.
We have more buttons and more beads. It's a sickness with no cure. And that's OK.