Unfortunately, my Mom pasted many years ago. But my Dad remarried to a wonderful lady. Almost every special occasion I make something for her. She likes more of the classic looking jewelry, like pearls. So, this year I decided to try something new, knotting. A classic twist to a modern bracelet. It turns out this is very easy to do and kind of relaxing, except when I put too many knots on. Oops. Oh well, we all make a boo boo sometimes. Luckily I was able to pick the knot out. Ya!
The knot serves a couple different purposes. First it evenly spaces out the beads. Secondly it also acts as a stopper (for lack of another word). Like, if you were to catch you bracelet or necklace on something and it were to break- with a knotted bracelet you may only loose one or two beads, as opposed to no knots then you would lose a good portion of the strand. That would be a bummer, especially if they were expensive stones.
|This is a bracelet using the knotting technique. It's almost to the end, just putting on the clasps.|
I believe the beads in my photo are Landscape Jasper, Golden Shadow and Copper Swarovski crystals to add a little sparkle. Stop by the shop to pick up your supplies or shop our online store at www.beadinmon.com. Check out a class or two, looks like we have few knotting type classes on the calendar, such as the "Knotted Sterling" class on May 31st at 5:00pm.
Again, I hope you all had a great Mother's Day, and until next time, Happy Beadin'