Monday, April 11, 2011

Where thou art

I can not tell you how good it feels to be home after a months absence. My bed, my shower...spring, green grass and my three loving purring kitties. It feels like a vacation!

 In the past month I have made a whole pile of jewelry..lots of necklaces and earrings and a few bracelets. I also acquired loads of antique brass stampings for jewelry making, some will be available in my etsy shop later this week 


. Here is a bracelet I call Cliff Walk. This was my first time using waxed cord. I knotted some fabulous Czech glass beads and used copper wire to wrap the strand.

I made a coil loop for a closure and added a antique mother of pearl button. I love this design and will surely be making a few more.


My concerns are with the waxed cord...how does the cord hold up over time? I am sure lots of you have used it before and if you have any suggestions as to a good quality cord, I would so appreciate it. 

Where thou art, that is home.
Emily Dickinson
 

7 comments:

  1. I love it! I've used waxed linen a lot and it holds up quite well. I learned macrame years ago and recently returned to knotting due to the price of silver ( what are we going to do?)
    I just bought a heavier cord to use with larger hole beads and it seems quite sturdy.

    Glad you're home!

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  2. I always look forward to a trip but nothing is better than being in your own home. Love the bracelet. I used to do a lot of beading and used waxed cord a lot and I have never encountered any problems with it.

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  3. Love the bracelet! I really like button clasp. I am glad you are home... there really is no place like home! I don't know about the wax cord but I hope it works for you!

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  4. Home...ahhh! The bracelet is gorgeous! Love the button clasp! Can't help you with the wax cord though.

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  5. Welcome back home! I am sure the kitties are so glad to have you back.

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  6. Greta bracelet and wonderful subdued colors Judy! Glad you are home and able to relax again!
    I have waxed cord for about 2 months now still waiting to be used!

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