Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spirals Anklet or Bracelet PATTERN

This pattern is now available for FREE! Merry Christmas!

This is a simple but elegant design in micro macrame, making it good for Beginners. The most difficult aspect to this project is in stringing 4 strands of cord through the 8mm focal beads. I provide a tip for doing this in the instructions .

Knots used: Mostly Half-Knots with a few Lark's Head Knots, Square Knots, and OverHand Knots.

Materials Needed: 8mm faceted Czech fire-polished rounds, size 11 seed beeds, C-lon nylon cord, and a button. You will also need a work surface (i.e. cork board, old style Puzzle Pad mouse pad, etc) pins, scissors, clear fingernail polish and glue.

Once mastered, this design provides plenty of room for creativity. By varying the different design aspects like color, shape (of beads), spacing, etc., you can create your own "Spirals" designs! You can also vary the tassel, go wild if you want! This one simple design has a multitude of possibilities. I hope you have fun finding them.

Want to try one out, but don't want to go out an buy all the materials in bulk? I offer kits for this pattern here.

I provide continued support in case you have questions regarding the pattern instructions. 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.

Customer FeedBack

I have recently received some wonderful feedback and I would like to share it here with you.
"Thank you for always including more beads and thread than the project calls for, one never knows when there will be an "ooops!" moment and the extra will be needed."
Believe me, I know about those "ooops!" moments!
"Beautiful colors -- I am always so impressed with the way you combine things!"
I do love to play with color.
"Wish the patterns in the expensive beading books I've bought were this well thought out and executed."

"Patterns are done with professional quality; writing lucid and clear, photography fabulous."
I was very happy to hear this, as I strive for my patterns to be easy to follow.

Find more feedback at my Etsy Shop

Serpentine Bracelet Pattern

Finally, I have finished this pattern. I have been distracted by politics and gardening. A customer recently expressed that she would love to have the pattern for this bracelet. Well, that gave me some motivation and I got it done. As soon as I finish posting this, I will list it in My Etsy Shop under "Patterns".

This bracelet is a lot of fun to make. Once you get the hang of it, it is pretty easy. It is not so much complicated, as it just takes a little practice getting the hang of the knots - mostly Double Half-Hitches with a few Lark's Head Knots. Basic Pattern instructions are for the top bracelet in photo above. Materials list is for an 8 inch bracelet.

Bottom bracelet in photo above shows a couple of ways to vary the "wedges" with different beads. Instructions found at bottom of pattern under "Variations".

I provide continued support and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Just leave your question or comment here. Or, you may contact me (see my profile, top left).
Copyright 2007 Donna Littlewood