Micro Macrame Jewlery, Tutorials, and KIts

Monday, May 31, 2010

KITS-New Angle Bracelet

I have begun to list some kits for the new pattern "New Angle Bracelet".  So far, I have listed 2 for Version A (with bugle beads as in the blue bracelet shown in photo above) and 1 for Version B (with faceted crystal rounds as in the lime/yellow bracelet shown in photo below.  I have some more made up in both versions, and will list them as I have time.  (You know, daily life still goes on requiring cooking, errands, etc!)

Find them at both my Etsy  and ArtFire shops.  Enjoy!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Customer Results with Diamonds Bracelet Pattern

I have been saving this photo until after I published the upgraded version of "Diamonds" bracelet pattern.  The upgrade now includes instructions for Earrings and a Necklace.  This customer ("Ihni" - DeviantArt) showed me she had already figured out how to do the Earrings!  Great job.  I also like how she used the button closure and the large focal beads.

She illustrates the modularity of micro macrame.  In other words, you can mix and match the elements of pretty much any pattern.  Most of the patterns I write are based on basic knotting schemes with some tips on varying the elements like bead size, adding or omitting rows of beads, etc.  The possibilities are near limitless.

Keep up the good work "Ihni"!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Pattern - New Angle Bracelet

I have just finished writing up the pattern for the "New Angle" bracelet!  I had planned on saving this one for a book I wanted to write.  However, with our precarious situation, I decided to go ahead and write it up now.  I will just have to come up with new designs for that book (if I ever the opportunity to write it)!

Simple Elegance.  "New Angle" presents an opportunity to practice Double Half-Hitches.  Recommended for intermediate knotters or beginners who catch on fast.  It is not a complicated design (except the transition to the button hole).  It is just a bit tricky getting the knots to be uniform.  This pattern includes instructions for Version "A" (the green, red, and gold bracelets with bugle beads) and Version "B" (the lime and yellow bracelet with faceted round focal beads).  Materials list is for an 8 inch bracelet.

Edited to add and amend:

As always, I provide continued support and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Find answers and post questions at here at www.knotgypsydesigns.com. Just click on "Patterns" under
"Categories" in sidebar. Scroll to this "New Angle Bracelet Pattern" listing to find or post applicable comments. Or, you may contact me directly (email address also included in pattern).

This pattern is now available in the following online shops:

KnotGypsy's Pattern Shop - available for download immediately after checkout and at a reduced price (since I don't have to spend time emailing...)

My Etsy Shop in the "Just the Patterns" section.

My ArtFire Studio in the "Patterns" section.

Note:  This pattern has not yet been added to my Package Deal "All 10 patterns at one Price" listings yet.  Probably next week some time...

I will try to get some kits together this weekend for this new pattern...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

KITS - Diamonds Jewelry Set

I have just finished listing the kits I have made up for the "Diamonds Jewelry Set".  

Find them at both my Etsy and ArtFire shops.

There is a variety of kits:

Some for just the earrings or bracelet...

and even one for just the necklace

 as well as several for the entire set (at a special price).


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pattern - Diamonds Jewelry Set

Finally.  Finally I have finished upgrading the "Diamonds" Bracelet Pattern to "Diamonds" Jewelry Set as it now includes instructions for Earrings and a Necklace as well as the bracelet with button closure and with lobster claw clasp.  I really hope you all like it.

The Basic Bracelet (with the button closure) is a fairly easy bracelet to make and lots of fun. The Variations include instructions for Bracelet with lobster claw clasp, Earrings, and a Necklace. They are a bit trickier and may require some experience with micro macrame - which you can get with the Basic Bracelet! I also provide tips on varying the cord and the focal beads.

I have already updated my Pattern Shop (at a reduced price and available for immediate download after checkout), my Etsy shop, and my ArtFire shop,

I do have some kits already made up and photographed.  Some are for individual pieces (i.e. bracelet, earrings, necklace) and some for the the package deal.  I don't think I can get them listed tonight.  I will do that tomorrow.  I  have been busy all day editing photos, making collages, writing, formatting, and updating the pattern listings, I am just plum tuckered out.

So, check back tomorrow evening for the kits.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Plan

I am finding it a bit time consuming to post bargains individually.  So that I can spend more time finishing that Diamonds pattern update and putting more kits up, I am changing strategy.  Flexibility is the key, right?

As of today:

1.  All previously marked down items will remain marked down until further notice.

2.  All prices (except for patterns, kits, and previously marked down items) will be negotiable.  If you have your eyes on a special item, just contact me and make an offer.  We can negotiate from there.

So, bye for now.  I gotta get back to work.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Daily Bargain #4

Sorry I missed posting yesterday's bargains.  I was busy with other things.  One of the things keeping me busy is that I am working on revising the "Diamonds" bracelet pattern to include instructions for earrings and a necklace.  I already have a bunch of kits made up for this revision and I have even photographed them.  Once I get the instructions finalized, I will be listing the revised pattern and the kits.  This may take a few days as I am also busy with some tasks unrelated to the "jewelry thing". 
So, on to today's bargains!

Victorian Lace Earrings - Lime and Cream - Marked down from $12.00 to $6.00.

 Wavy Diamonds NECKLACE - Green and Teal - Marked down from $32.00 to $25.00.

 "Arrow" BRACELET - Chocolate Caramel Delight - Marked down from $32.00 to $25.00.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Daily Bargain #3

In keeping with previous post,

Today's Bargains:

New Angle Bracelet "Springtime Plaid" - Marked down from $35.00 to $25.00.

 "Victorian Lace" Earrings in Brown and Purple - Marked down from $12.00 to $6.00.

 "Diamond Fans" Set (Necklace, Earrings, and Bracelet) - Marked down from $125.00 to $75.00.

"Spirals" Anklet in Tropical Aqua - Marked down from $12.00 to $6.00.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Daily Bargain

As I explained in a previous post, I am slashing prices.  Every day, I will place a few more items ON SALE.  

Here are today's bargains:
 (Note:  Previous bargains will remain in effect until further notice)

Two-Tone "Fans" Earrings in Purple - Marked down from $18.00 to $10.00.

 "New Angle" Bracelet in Gold - Marked down from $42.00 to $25.00

"Victorian Lace" Earrings in Purple and Green - Marked down from $12.00 to $8.00.

"Victorian Lace" Necklace and Earrings Set in Blue - Marked down from $45.00 to $30.00.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Save Big on Selected Jewelry Items!

We have recently experienced a financial setback.  My Sweetie lost his job last week. 

In an effort to raise money to see us through, I am going to put a lot of my finished jewelry ON SALE.  Every day, I will be marking down some pieces at my various shops.  I will post the bargains here with links to make it easy to find them. 

So if ever you wanted a piece of my jewelry, now is the time to get it.  Keep watching for that special deal.  OR, if there is a special piece you have been wanting, contact me (see profile in sidebar) and I will try to work out a special price for you.


  Diamonds Bracelet in Red and Purple - Marked down from $25.00 to $15.00.

Wavy Diamonds Bracelet and Earrings Set in Black - Marked down from $58.00 to $30.00.

  Spirals Lariat Necklace in Aqua and White - Marked down from $45.00 to $20.00.

Spirals Anklet in Gray and Yellow - Marked down from $12.00 to $6.00.

Waves Bracelet - Cherry Blossom - Marked down from $35.00 to $20.00

Saturday, May 15, 2010

New Criss Cross Bracelet Kits

I have just listed some more kits!  Five different "Criss Cross Bracelet" kits available at both my Etsy and ArtFire shops.  Enjoy!

Photo below is an example of finished bracelet:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More Kits!

YES!  My bead order came in and I have been busy putting together some more kits.  And, yes, I am having such fun playing with them.

Today, I have listed a couple of "Speckled Fans Set" kits.  Each kit includes the instructions and all the materials needed to make the "speckled" version (as in photo above) with teardrops in the earrings and necklace (as in photo below).  Find them at both my Etsy and ArtFire shops.

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