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Autumn red and gold macrame bracelet project.

With earthy colours as a fashion trend for Autumn 2012, the red and gold sit nicely in that trend and macrame is a fashionable technique at the moment for making jewellery.

Materials

Elastic cord, large hole beads, 2 metal plates with 3 holes and scissors.

Again, I used Micro Macrame Jewellery by Suzen Millodot published by Search Press

The top three images create the square knot.

Here are my instructions as well!

1. Cut 4 long lengths of elastic cord and tie onto plates.

2. To start the square knot take the right hand strand over the top of the middle two strands and under the left hand strand.

3. Now, take the left hand strand under the middle two strands and through the loop left by the right hand strand.

4. Pull tight-ish!

5. Take the right hand strand under the middle two strands and over the left hand strand.

6. Now take the left hand strand over the middle two strands and through the loop left by the right hand strand.

7. Pull tight. Keep repeating the process until…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bolt style

As “Bolt” is the word at the moment, after the 2012 Olympics, I thought maybe a little project using…that’s right…bolts!

The first is so easy but effective.

Small bolts, super glue, jump rings and ear wires.

When gluing the bolts together, I use very little and wipe the excess of with a cloth.

The next project takes a bit longer.

A macrame bracelet using bolts and wool.

The instructions for the spiral knot are easy to follow in Micro Macrame Jewellery by Suzen Millodot.

My instructions include adding the bolt to the bracelet.

1.  Use 4 strands of your chosen colour wool at approx 50 cm. Tie a loose knot at the end. Separate the strands.

2. Take the right hand strand over the middle two and under the left strand.

3. Take the left hand strand under the middle two and up through the crossed over right strand. Pull tight.

4. Thread a bolt onto the two middle strands and push up to the macrame knot. Repeat the process.

5. To make threading the bolt easier, wrap a small piece of tape around the ends of the wool strands.

Now to complete the bracelet.

1. Untie the loose knot made at the beginning. Take the left hand strand and middle strand and tie a knot. Do the same with the other two strands.

Repeat several times until each side measures approx. 1 cm.

2. Take both sides and tie together to make a loop. Cut the excess wool off.

3.  At the other end, thread one of the bolt flowers onto the four strands. Make sure it goes through the middle hole.  Take all four strands and make

a knot, pushing it up to meet the bolt flower.

4. Cut the excess wool off to make the bolt flower toggle.

The finished bracelet catches the light and hangs nicely on the wrist.

Another bolt flower could be added half way along the bracelet to give a different design.

I enjoyed making the bracelet. It was calming, the result was satisfying and it took less than an hour.