This week I want to give you a little insight into something I’ve been working on. It is a four row macrame bracelet that I will be posting a tutorial on. It is similar to my inside triple row macrame bracelet, which I already have a tutorial on, but I have added an extra row to this one. This is a sample picture of what it will look like.
The materials I am using for this bracelet are leather cord and s-lon cord, but other materials can easily be used in stead. I then use the s-lon cord to help create a pattern in the knotting to match the beads I am using, and of course other sizes, shapes and colours of beads can be used as well. For instance, in the tutorial I use rondelles along the outside rows of the bracelet, but they could be replaces with chips to give a completely different effect. So different materials can easily be used for the same basic technique to achieve very different looks.
For anyone who is interested in this tutorial it will be coming up within the next couple of weeks on my Youtube channel. So keep an eye out for it.
So finally this week is coming around. It has been in the planning for over a year and has all of a sudden snuck up on us. I am going home to see my family for a month for the first time in almost a year and it is the first time in five years that I get to be with my family for a full month, so I have been waiting, anticipating and looking forward to this ever since we started planning it over a year ago, as it obviously takes a lot of planning because we are going for so long. So for the past couple of months we have been slowly preparing, and for the last couple of weeks it has been a race to get everything done and ready to go.
So now we are getting so close, the last few days will be spent finishing all the work I need to do and then get things ready for travelling. One of the challenges will be the packing, because hopefully my mum and I will be doing some craft markets while I am at home, so I need to bring all my finished jewellery that I have for sale, and therein lies the challenge. To pack things so they are safe during the travelling as they don’t exactly handle the suitcases that gently. So hopefully I will figure out how to do that best and maybe I’ll be able to share my experience in the future with you, that might be useful.
But once that is all sorted I can’t wait to get home and see my family and spend time with them all, and spend loads of time being creative with my mum, as that is something we both love to do together, and there are many thoughts and ideas I have for us to make. And it will be lovely helping each other out with anything and just actually be able to sit together while we make things, in stead of just sending each other pictures when we have made something new, like we do normally.
So this month will hopefully be a lovely boost and regenerator for us all so we can then come back to our everyday lives afterwards with new energy and hold us off for the next time we can see each other again.