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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

BTW - I have a good life ...

... especially on a day like this. What else could you wish for? Sitting on your veranda on a lovely summers day making jewelry.
This is my Bead Table Wednesday for today.
Bracelet for my dear friend Caroline.
This is what I, at times, dream other designer's would do. So I thought I'd better give it a go myself. Hope I am starting a trend now. :-)More macrame bracelets.

All my best!

14 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

I think you're right Malin, that looks like mighty fine living. My life would improve greatly if I wasn't stuck in this office on one of the most gorgeous days of the year. Oh well, gotta make a living. Really Love your bracelets!!!

Elaine Ray said...

Lovely pictures and wonderful post - Thanks!

Heidi said...

looks like a lovely day indeed. I like your labeling there - I wonder that sometimes too. You're really taking off with that macrame aren't you?

somethingunique said...

Hi Malin, what a perfect setting for creating, and that you did what beautiful bracelets i'm sure Gaea would love them too!
take care ttfn Lana :)

Jenni said...

Looks like a perfect day for beading and such a nice outlook too. Great labelling of all those beads; it is good and helpful to see where beads come from, I'm with you on that.
jenni

Doreen said...

Hi, Malin! I love your macrame bracelets! I have been doing macrame lately too. It's too hot to work on polymer clay. There is something about knotting that is so relaxing and rewarding. Hope you post more!

Leslie Todd said...

Looks like a fun day! Love your macrame bracelets.

steufel said...

Malin, your macrame bracelets are cool and gorgeous. And your veranda seems to be pretty and very, very comfortable!

Pips said...

What lovely bracelets and a gorgeous place to sit! Love that you have so many trees to look at!

Birgitta Lejonklou said...

ser jättehärligt ut!
och jag blev full i skaratt när jag såg locket
dom är bra att lägga projekt på :)
OCH avd duktig du har blivit på makrame woow jättefina...är det inte svårt?

Malin de Koning said...

@ Birgitta:
Ha ha - ja just de där locken är fantastiska för olika sorters grejer med pärlorna. Ortex heter de va? Jättebra när man sorterar seed beads också. Lustigt att vi båda har upptäckt deras förtjänster.

Makrame. Har tidigare länkat till en video på Ornamentea som lär ut en jätteenkel metod för hur man knyter makrame på fri hand så att säga. Inga extra grejer behövs. Bara snören och de pärlor man vill ha. Det är mycket lättare med vaxat bomullssnöre, som jag använt på de två på den nedersta bilden. Typ 1-2 mm tjocklek. Jag har aldrig testat med läder som hon använder i videon.

Den där tunna nylon-tråden är lite krångligare, det glider liksom omkring mer, och man behöver vara mer precis och noggrann i fingrarna och finliret (kanske inte riktigt in grej om jag förstått saker och ting rätt :-) ... eller?). Det blir ju väldigt fint med den tråden tycker jag. Vackert möte mellan det tunna lite blanka textila och det klumpigare i pärlorna.

Hursomhelst - jag tycker du ska testa för all del. Jag tycker det blir så fint ihop med keramik. Tänker på dina grejor. Dina armbands-focals med hål i vardera ändan. Ska se om jag kan tota ihop nåt i den stilen med nåt jag redan har i min egen "staaaaash".

Kram

TesoriTrovati said...

I love seeing where you work, Malin! And I love those bracelets. I have never had the skill or maybe patience with macrame. I love the diagram showing the different pieces. Very nice! If I had mad skillz and the time to do it I would make diagrams like that!
Thank you for sharing your inspirations.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Copper Diem said...

your designs are so cool, i'm itching to try macrame. and bless you for doing that bead ID photo - i love it when people ID the beads!

Pepita said...

Love the macrame, but also love the pillow-tray. Mine was ruined some years ago and I have to find myself a new one still.

The view is beautiful, by the way.