There hasn't been much creating for Two Cheeky Monkeys or Domum Vindemia this week (okay, there hasn't been any creating for my stores), but I have been having fun making more bracelets for myself. I know, I really don't need any more bracelets, but I am using this as an opportunity to try out or improve on new techniques I've learnt. This week I've mostly been practising good, old-fashioned macrame knots - focussing on the square knot in particular.
As you can see, the middle most bracelet is simply a series of square knots (made with waxed linen cord) with a simple filigree charm in the centre. The right most bracelet was made with pretty ceramic beads I was given by a lovely fellow jewellery-maker and I've used a row of square knots to make a sliding closure. And the little golden bracelet between the two I've already mentioned? It was so simple to put together I'm embarrassed to admit I have never done it before! A pretty charm, two lengths of chain and a clasp are all you need to get yourself a cute little bracelet - simple, right? So have you tried any new creative techniques this week? Or are they still on your "to do" list?