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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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The real steel – quick jewellery project

This project took me approx 10-15 mins- super quick!

Materials

A length of metal rod, coloured metal wire, large hole beads and heart pendant (plastic),  wire cutters, super glue, round-nose pliers

I have used a pre-cut piece of metal rod.

1. Cut a long length of coloured metal wire (approx 25 cm).

2. Use pliers to curl the end of the wire.

3. Make a jump ring to hang the heart.

4. Start at one end and slowly bend the wire around the rod.

5. At intervals ,thread the beads onto the rod and wrap the wire around them to keep in place.

6. To finish, create a loop by bending the wire over the top of the rod, then curl the end of the wire again.

7. Use tiny dabs of super glue along the rod to keep the coloured wire in place.

8.  Hang the heart from the wire curl at the bottom of the pendant using the jump ring.

Leave to dry.

You can change many aspects of this pendant to enhance your own style.