March 25, 2015

beaded grey fabric bangle 3278

 9 selected glass beads
12 layers cord
1 cuff bracelet

Astronomical design

edge stitched with four ply nylon thread
8" (203 mm) circumference
all new materials no animal products
A contemporary ancient modern artifact made from imaginary sources.

Available here


design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop



March 23, 2015

handmade rope multi wrap bracelets or choker style necklace 3528

A versatile casual accessory for summer 2015

A group of multi-wrap bracelets that just came off the rope machine.

Each one is a three ply rope with a cotton floss color accent and cork button.

Each kit is a made-to-order length with a loop placed at the specified length per customer preference.
 Shown here in the double wrap choker style necklace length.

A finished version looks like this.
A slightly thicker rope design looks like this.
An eye-splice loop design looks like this.
The color accents are very subtle. Each one of the three rope plys has a single strand of floss.

Find these in the Etsy shop …. right here.

or make a custom request


design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

March 21, 2015

six part rope bracelets with interweave 3516

 Six part rope bracelets with interweave -

The extra two parts creates a second center path for interweave accents.



Marsala



Royal

Available here

Custom colors available by request


design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

March 19, 2015

even more even part turks head knot bracelets 3514

Four part rope bracelets are the next order of complexity up from the traditional three part sailor bracelets and they offer a special design opportunity. The center overlap creates a place to run a colored accent cord through the void in the weave. Because the geometry of the knot has even parts the overlap falls in the actual center not to one side or the other.

Here are some other colors in this same design.
Here is the tutorial showing how to tie four part bracelets.
 15x4x2 weave design with tangerine (a popular color!)

7 1/2" (191 mm) circumference a convenient size for many people
 Purple - mysterious just like the endless knot pattern...

Note that these are 15 bight designs. If you tie an 11 bight design as shown in the tutorial your bracelet will come out smaller. If you increase to 19 bights it will be larger.

Quiz: why does the bight count increase by 4 each time?
 Scarlet - "red is best" and popular!

Almost any color can be used to accent the basic off-white bracelet.
Navy - a traditional favorite color for anything nautical

Available here


design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

March 17, 2015

copper bangle bracelets 3518

Simple elemental form
oval shape
brushed finish
no coatings, wax or varnish
made with squared flattened ends
bendable to fit
multiple sizes
made for stacking in groups
1.3 oz
37g
These are part of a developing collection of all handmade modern artifacts exploring the contemporary interpretation of imagined objects brought into existence from memory.


Look for this and other modern relics coming soon to a new venue.
design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

March 15, 2015

classic marsala ecru rope bracelet 3507

 Hand dyed marsala cotton cord centers two strands of natural white cotton in this medium wide rope bracelet. Classic plain-weave pattern knot design in five parts.
see more designs like this in the contrast+blend section of the Etsy shop






design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

March 13, 2015

two button navy and teal cuff bracelet 3508

 Layered edge stitched cord
hand dyed navy and teal
poly clay buttons
 7" (178 mm)
2 3/8" (59 mm)
3/4" (19 mm)
Part of a developing collection of handmade artifacts re-created from collective memory in modern materials.

Coming soon to a new venue.





design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

March 11, 2015

tribal aluminum bracelet 3517

 Round aluminum stock formed and distressed with dot and slash patterns into a simple oval bangle with brushed matte finish


This re-creation is an imaginary interpretation of ancient form made with modern materials.
8 3/4" (223 mm) inside circumference
3 1/8" (76 mm) x 2 1/2" (64 mm)
3/8" (9 mm)
This piece is part of a developing collection of all handmade modern artifacts exploring the contemporary interpretation of imagined objects brought into existence from memory.


Look for this and other modern relics coming soon to a new venue.


design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

February 23, 2015

clay and leather artifact bracelet 3506

 Burned clay and soft sueded leather wrapped around the core of this modern artifact recall the amulets that protected people from the evil spirits of the underworld. This re-creation is an imaginary interpretation of ancient form made with modern materials.
 Inside the suede bag is a secret string of sinew and wood that holds the clay stumps in an erect position. The stretched penetrations suggest an emerging growing presence as each antler like form emerges from within.

A simple toggle and loop closure secures the open end. Made with all-new materials.
This piece is part of a developing collection of all handmade modern artifacts exploring the contemporary interpretation of imagined natural objects brought into existence from memory.


Look for this and other modern relics coming soon to a new venue.

design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

February 21, 2015

handmade clay bracelet 3504

 New materials and ancient inspiration combine in this modern relic clay bracelet. Pyramidal spikes made out of textured clay are placed on an adjustable nylon cord with spacers to call forth the sprites of the ancients to protect the modern warrior in the daily battle.

A little bit like teeth or pieces of antler the clay has been mixed in a custom color then baked to harden and fuse. This is a modern relic discovered through a process of creation, dug up from the unconscious.
 The closure is a simple button and loop. The cord can slide through the small orange glass bead to provide continuous adjustment from 7 1/2" to 8" (or larger) circumference.

This design is part of the Handmade Artifacts project which re-creates ancient forms in modern materials.
This piece is part of a developing collection of all handmade modern artifacts exploring the contemporary interpretation of imagined natural objects brought into existence from memory.


Look for this and other modern relics coming soon to a new venue.

design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

February 19, 2015

salmon slip knot rope bracelets 3503

 Soft braided hand dyed cotton cord in salmon is the latest color available in the popular slip knot rope bracelet. This design expands by loosening the loops to fit on over a larger hand then easily adjusts to a smaller wrist. The loop and ball knot hold the loose ends together.

The adjustment is explained here.
The material is a salmon color which is a diluted solution of marsala red. The cord takes this color in a muted almost pastel tone. The dye process is explained here. The whipping is a heavy duty dark brown waxed thread.


Multiple sizes are easily produced. Find examples in the slip knot+wrap section of the Etsy shop.




design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

February 17, 2015

salmon and ecru intermediate turks head knot rope bracelet 3502

 This wider bracelet is an intermediate weave with 7 parts, 10 bights and a relaxed 8" finished circumference. The cord is a mix of hand dyed and natural ecru braided cotton. The weave design is one of series of turks head knot patterns that you can find in the Ashley Book of Knots.
 The center strand is a salmon color which is a diluted solution of marsala red. The cord takes this color in a muted almost pastel tone so it blends comfortably with the natural white. The dye process is explained here.
see more designs like this in the contrast+blend section of the Etsy shop



design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop