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Topic: wrapping a stone/cabochon using macrame - HELP  (Read 12740 times)
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« on: March 11, 2013 11:15:10 AM »

I have to admit, I rarely post here because I am somewhat intimidated by the amazing things you all come up with here in this community. I mostly read and browse for inspiration and find my tutorials/ask for help elsewhere. But I am stuck and can not find an answer to this one - help!

I have been doing macrame for a while now and have a fairly decent understanding of it overall, however I can not for the life of me figure out how this type of wrapping is done.

I have used this: http://www.free-macrame-patterns.com/pendant-setting.html
this: http://ecocrafta.blogspot.com/2013/02/macrame-wrapping-technicmedium-stone.html
and this: http://beckinka.blogspot.com/2012/07/how-to-wrap-stone-using-macrame.html

and i understand how to actually wrap the stone, but what im missing is how you get from that^ to this: http://theselkiefolk.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/macrame-workshop-how-to-cradle-a-stonehow-to-extend-from-a-cradle/

I understand how to do the "extension" part that comes off of the stone, but I don't understand what do you do with/how do you tie off/get rid of the strings from the initial wrap? do you incorporate them into the extension? This is what I assumed at first but it just doesn't look quite right to me for some reason. On mine it makes a gap on the top. Or do you just tie them off and cut them off? It's such a small detail in the overall piece & process but it's tripping me up so much. I feel like I'm probably missing one minor (but very important) detail & have become hugely frustrated - help!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013 02:38:21 AM »

if you use waxed or nylon cords you can both cut and burn the cord
(you can see the dark spot of the wrapping structure, normally on the top of the stone
see how to burn waxed cord here  http://ecocrafta.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-to-burn-end-of-waxed-cord-work.html

or you can do an extension pattern like a cab, make sure that the lenght of your tie is long enough.

for extension part off the stone, they usually separate the structure from wrapping part because it can easy control the length of the cords and can be easily adapt to many pattern you like

this is another style
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013 07:57:55 PM »

I have two videos on my channel that may be able to help you. I guess there are many ways to wrap a stone. There are so many things we can do with a wrapped stone too. I love doing macrame wrapped stones. It has become one of my favorite crafts.  Grin  I am new here and I can totally understand your intimidation. I am still trying to learn my way around. It is nice to meet you.

Here is my first video on how to do it:  

Here are a lot of ideas that I came up with to use my wrapped stones. Like making wind chimes and earrings. Even wrapped shells and coins.

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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013 06:37:48 AM »

nice!  Gives me a few ideas of what to do with the huge box of macrame supplies I have been carrying around for 40 years! Grin

I really love the what you did with the seashells!

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013 03:51:21 PM »

Those look really cool!  Now I want to make some sort of sea shell suncatcher!

Plus it seems really do-able too.  Smiley  Thanks for sharing the videos!

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