Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spirals Key Chain PATTERN


This is a great project for Beginners. It is a simple, easy to make project using a heavier gauge cord than usual for my micro macrame projects. The beads are fewer and larger for easier handling while practicing the knots needed for this fob. Yet, there is a lot of room for creativity. I offer tips for variations at the end of this tutorial.

Edit:

5 Aug 08. I have noticed that it has become difficult to find the flat focal beads. Other focals can be used; the pattern just needs adjusting.

Here's how: After Step 5 (after having strung one pony bead and having swapped holding cords with knotting cords), omit the part of Step 6 where you make the two alternating half-hitch chains. Proceed with a few half-hitches and add your focal just like you did with the pony bead. Finish with a square knot as in Step 7, and continue with the tassel. If your focal bead has a hole too small for all 8 strands of cord, you can use fewer strands. Play around with it and have fun.

I have decided to provide this pattern for free. So, enjoy.

I will still provide continued support in case you have questions regarding this pattern. So, if you have any questions whatsoever, please don't hesitate to ask. You may contact me (see my profile) or leave your question in "comments" below.

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