This bracelet reminds me of Miami Beach in the 1960's: glitzy-glamor, flocked velvet wallpaper in the grand hotels, and white-washed Greek statues in gardens and front yards. It features 8mm round many-faceted crystal-studded beads - they look like rhinestone wrecker balls to me. But you are not limited to using rhinestone wrecker balls in this tutorial - just central focus beads large enough to pass 2 cords through them. There are only 2 types of knots you really need to know in this bracelet: the double half hitch and the flat knot.
I am a designer with a passion for creating fun, off-the-wall crafts. Part of my grand mission is to bring back all those musty, weird passé crafts we love to make fun of and transform them into ...
I am a designer with a passion for creating fun, off-the-wall crafts. Part of my grand mission is to bring back all those musty, weird passé crafts we love to make fun of and transform them into elegant, avant-garde must-haves.
I am also the author of Micro-Macramé: 30 Beaded Designs for Jewelry Using Crystals and Cords, (St. Martin's Griffin, 2009) and one of the artists featured in Beaded Macramé Jewelry (Kalmbach, 2005).
My background in visual media, film production, and costuming has given me free rein to explore my creative talents in the art departments of several feature films and theater productions.
My crafting experience ranges from textile manipulation, including dyeing, marbling, and silk painting, to medieval illumination and bookbinding, to glassblowing, sewing costumes, and jewelry making.
Contact me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org