Sunday, November 22, 2009
I received an email request from a customer for instructions on making a button closure for the "Fans Bracelet". She said that button closures were easier to make in terms of the nimbleness required. I agree. Those Lark's Head knots onto the ring for the lobster claw clasp can take some practice and a delicate touch.
So, I photographed and wrote up some instructions.
Any one who has previously purchased the "Fans Bracelet" pattern and would like a copy of the instructions for the button closure, you may contact me (see profile) and I will email you a copy.
You will also need a copy of "Spirals Anklet or Bracelet" (see sidebar under "Free Stuff" for your free copy) as I refer to it in the instructions for the "Fans Bracelet Button Closure".
One of my customers, Carol Bouler Owens of "www.CarolsDream.com" makes lampwork beads and recently made a "Waves Bracelet" featuring one of her beads (see photo above).
She also has an Etsy shop - currently empty - we can only hope she lists some of those beautiful beads soon! As her Etsy profile states:
I am a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother who started making beads over a year ago in my torch room at home. I have sold to both individuals and businesses. My beads are one of a kind as I try not to duplicate anything, except for bead sets. I am also the mother to 9 dogs, all rescues from SPCA, rescue groups and friends.
I love getting photos of customer work - I love to see how they make my patterns their own! There is almost no limit to the creative possibilities of Micro Macrame!