Sunday, April 28, 2013

Micro Macrame Tutorial by Donna Littlewood

Many people have been admiring my micro macrame bracelet so I thought it only fair that I post the designer and where you can buy her pattern. Donna Littlewood is the designer and you can purchase the pattern "Waves" on her Etsy site Knot Gypsy Designs. Fun and easy and she has some free basic tuts! I made some adjustments to make it my own and to accommodate my soup beads!

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Bead Soup Blog Party 7

I tried my hand at The Bead Soup Blog Party through Facebook this year. The way it worked (and I'm still not totally sure of it) was I joined, got a partner who sent me beautiful beads, I sent her some also beautiful beads and the challenge was to see what we could make of it. Rules: I had to use the focal bead and the clasp in what I made and I could add my own beads to the piece or pieces. We had a certain amount of time and today was the reveal date for our group! I pondered and thought and came up with two totally different pieces. One is chained and wire wrapped and the other is micro Macrame! The first picture will show a good selection of the beads that she sent me. The other pics show different angles of what I made. My partner is Dana Fowler. She has been pretty under the weather since we swapped and I send her all my love and good wishes for a speedy recovery. The Bead Soup Blog Party is run by a generous and very well organized lady, Lori Anderson. Much thanks to her! I'll learn a little more each time I do this.