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« on: July 07, 2009 06:45:34 PM »

Okay, so my best friend approached me with something MAJOR last week. She asked me to make the rope for her upcoming wedding, where her and her to-be are being handfasted. Eek! So after a little research this is what I came up with:

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The ribbons are somewhere around three feet long.

The top pendant that all of the ribbons are tied to:


And the bells at the bottom:


Um...Sorry. I didn't mean to get the boyfriend in the background Tongue.

So, I tied two knots to the pendant and the bells, and melted the edges down. The wedding is September 4th. That should hold, right?

I just hope they like it. They're colors are red, black, and silver, but I wanted to do the more traditional colors. The meanings of the ropes are:

Red: passion, strength, lust, fertility
Orange: encouragement, attraction, kindness, plenty
Yellow: charm, confidence, joy, balance
Green: finances, fertility, charity, prosperity, health
Blue: tranquility, patience, devotion, sincerity
Purple: Power, piety, sanctity, sentimentality
Black: strength, wisdom, vision, success
White: purity, concentration, meditation, peace
Gray: neutrality, canceling, balance
Pink: unity, honor, truth, romance, happiness
Brown: earth, grounding, talent, telepathy, home
Silver: treasure, values, creativity, inspiration
Gold: energy, wealth, intelligence, longevity
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009 10:07:35 PM »

Looks good!

The boyfriend in the background is hilarious. My hubby gets that same "what the hell are you crafting now?" look all the time. lol
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009 02:45:58 AM »

They look great! Love the pendant.. If you are not sure about melted ribbons, try to stitch them invisibly.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009 12:36:27 AM »

Those look awesome.
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