IRISH WAXED LINEN CORD BLOG HOP REVEALED!
Thanks to Diana Ptaszynski (http://www.suburbangirlstudio.com)
The main materials for my project were Irish waxed linen cord (yellow cord top left), C-lon (bright pink), a macrame project board, t-pins, a button for a finding, and long drop magatama beads.
Diana suggested using an artist bead and I chose 5 beads by Basha (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bashabeads), which are a gorgeous olive with luminescent colors glimmering in the beads.
Making the necklace.
I started by measuring three Irish waxed linen cords and folding them in half, once for the button side and once for the button hole side. Using the C-lon cord I macramed for several inches, added a Basha bead, then used clusters of 3 drop beads, making a knot after each group. Thinking of spring, I used lime green, fuschia, and 3 shades of bronze. Another Basha bead was added and more clusters were made.
Now to add the large Basha bead and put all 12 core strands through the hole! That was a bit challenging and luckily it worked. Next up was fringe. I love fringe and had fun alternating strands of single drop beads with strands of clusters of beads. The cord just wanted to be fringed and I kept knotting until there was a
long and flowy fringe hanging from the necklace.
A close-up of the upper necklace.
Showing a little more of the top of the necklace and the start of the fringe.
The large Basha bead and the strands of fringe.
The whole necklace. The overall length of the necklace is 22" and the fringe is 10".
Ta da! No one home to take a picture of the necklace on me, so I did a selfie.
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Kelly Hosford Patterson
Inge von Roos