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Welcome to my blog! When I started this blog it was all about wire crochet jewelry. I fell in love with the first piece I saw and I had to learn how. I was "hooked"! I enjoyed creating each piece and wanted to share my enjoyment of this technique.

I haven't been doing much wire crochet but would like to continue to post once awhile and share the things I find interesting with you! I hope you'll hang around!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Playing with Macrame

I've never done macrame before but I keep noticing all the cute bracelets and great tutorials out there and decided to give it a try.  As usual, once I start something I get addicted for awhile!


Beadaholique has some really great video tutorials for the Shambhala bracelet, the Bazaar Wrap Bracelet, with beads on the inside and the Cinnamon Bark Wrap Bracelet, with beads on the outside.  Another one is this easy macrame bracelet tutorial by smitten by a knot.  
I've also played with different closures and really like the one in this tutorial from Rings & Things.  These are just a few that I've found.

I think this is my favorite of the ones I've made.


I used a mood bead that I got in Eureka Springs a couple of years ago.  I've done a few things with it but never really liked it.  It seems to go perfectly with the hemp.  I love mood beads!  Must be the child of the 70's in me! 

This has been a fun learning experience!

~Thought for the Day~

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
~Henry James

9 comments:

Jewelry By Jessica said...

Wow you did great job. I love all the different colors and styles. That mood beads is really pretty I love the colors of it.

Happy Beading,
Jessica

Francy said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

Love the black and pink one.

Crafting Rebellion said...

These are very cool! I am a child of the 70's too LOL :) I remember macrame and in third grade I was obsessed with safety pin and indian bead jewelry :)

Davinia said...

You are so multi talented Jana, I'm in awe. These are gorgeous and I love the mood bead bracelet. Late 70'2 early 80's made lots of macrame plant pot holders and wall hangings, I don't think I can remember any of the knots now.

Lisa Crone said...

Yay, I'm jealous, I want to macrame something new now!! These are awesome!! :)

JustATish said...

How do you do it? I can't make a flat knot, they always twist - and me a daughter of a sailor. These are great!

Nancy Jobe: That Beaded Earring Lady said...

Wow, these are so cool. Great job! Thank you!

Francy said...

Hey Jana! Hope all is well with you......missing you on the blog!

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