Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Micro-macrame repeated

I can get a bit obsessive when I'm trying to learn something new.  I saw a picture of a macrame bracelet by Pandora and wanted to try making one of my own.

From left to right, the first one I tried was from a free pattern on friendship-bracelets.net.  Then I modified it a bit, to make the orange one with gold beads.  I didn't like how chunky it was, so I bought a pattern from RaquelsBeaDesign, and learned how to add a clasp neatly.

Finally, I made the eye-strain inducing pink one out of teeny-tiny micro bead cord.  Hopefully that'll get this bracelet fully out of my system, and I won't be compelled to make any more of them.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tatting Mysteries

I've missed the first part of Jane Eborall's mystery TIAS 2014, but this weekend, the excitement got to me and I spent some time getting all caught up.  The HDT is from fellow Malaysian Zarina.  Isn't it pretty?

Tatting continues slowly on the Mystery doily by Vickie Reynolds.  Here it is at Round 5.

This pattern has ever so many tiny rings to pull closed.  I think that's why this happened:

Oh well, I guess that's a sign to go shuttle shopping.