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« on: March 16, 2012 09:28:53 PM »

ello there everybody ~ i just wanted to share a few of my latest creations with some lovely crafters.   let me know if you likie any of these - i take criticism and suggestions very well.  Cheesy

thanks for any feedback you'd like to give.  i'm uploading more...and making more everyday!  there are SO many amazing pieces on here - i will be checking back for inspiration on the regular.

warmest wishes for everyone!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012 11:01:36 PM »

Welcome to craftster! These are really fun, thanks for sharing!!

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012 11:36:03 PM »

I like your colors!
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012 11:44:10 PM »

I couldn't find a link to your gallery, but I do like the bracelets.
I *think* I know the 'stitch' you used to make them, you start with three long loops, and then go under and grab to make a braid within each loop. Its hard to explain, but I remember it well LOL
Its actually a great starter stitch, and you have done well in tightening your strings so that the stitches are consistent. That takes practice, it makes a huge difference if yu can pull the strings taut.
The next 'stitch' I would like to suggust is a 'basic knot'. If you check here  http://www.how-to-make-jewelry.com/friendship-bracelet-patterns.html      they call it the 'candy stripe'. Once you master that, you can go on to the Chevron, and then just play around- you can make X and O/diamond shapes, zigzags, Y shapes, all out of thread patterns. You can also make anklets, chokers, key fobs, bookmarks, etc, the same way you make bracelets, with varied length strings.
Also, the all-black bracelet you made, the one in the back of your picture, should be in the Very Front of the pic- it is tough to make a single color bracelet .I started making friendship bracelets nearly 20 years ago- in the 6th grade- (you would think I'd be a pro by now LOL, but I only make them at random)- and I can count one ONE HAND how many single color bracelets I have made.
Very well done!

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012 11:36:36 AM »

Love your colour combos! The lavender and plum is my favourite, I think Cheesy Once you get started on the techniques mentioned my HoardCraft, you won't be able to stop! I was so addicted to making macrame bracelets in school, I must have made a hundred!

Have fun and keep at it Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012 02:33:47 PM »

awww, you guys are all really sweet Smiley

i am definitely checking out the recommended site...here's my gallery link...


thanks so much for adding some crafty support to my day!

« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2012 01:03:31 AM »

I just checked out your gallery. LOL, it turns out you already know the 'candy stripe' (I saw it in Black and White). So you are way above the basics you need to learn, and now comes the fun (funnest) part- making other patterns.
I realy like the ones you made that look like Macrame, the lacy looking ones with the beads and loopy edges. Those are so pretty, and more feminine. I also like how you worked in the beads.
Keep us posted, I like to look at pretty things  Wink

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