Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Entrapped - A New Bracelet Design



Several years ago, I experimented with knotting "in the round" but, had some problems making it work. So, I set it aside...

These past few days, I have resurrected the idea and this time it worked out! I started with the lovely lampwork bead that my sister made. (She just started bead making this year and sent me several samples). Then I had some undrilled agates that I wanted to "entrap" to give form and a subtle "shining through" to the bracelet.

I even experimented with the structure of the button-hole as you can see in this photo (below). I knotted "in the round" for part of the way so as to blend in with the rest of the bracelet.

Of course, as I made this bracelet, I came up with several ideas to improve it...more on that later as I get examples made up.

7 comments:

juanita de la vega said...

Beautiful! thanks for share!

Melody206 said...

Beautiful jewelry! I was looking at the slide show you have of your jewelry, and I absolutely love the one called "simple spiral" that has a black & floral pattern.

I will be back to your blog again!

Melody
Sbux206@StarbucksMelody.com

KnotGypsy said...

Thank you!

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Annika deGroot said...

Whoa! This bracelet is gorgeous! Great concept, too!

KnotGypsy said...

Thank you!

Nice to hear from you again. I'll be stopping by your blog sometime soon, I've just been so busy...

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