January 23, 2015

handmade rope wrap bracelets 3492

 Handmade rope made on a table top rope machine with a button and loop toggle closure. Each piece is made with four pairs of twisted cotton yarns.

Shown here with four wraps about 7 1/2" (191 mm) circumference. A traditional coat whipping detail binds the loop.
 Double loop measures about 15" (380 mm) a comfortable choker style necklace for a smaller person.

Here's a handmade rope necklace of similar design.
This handmade rope choker is also made on the machine.
This handmade rope wrap bracelet is made with thinner colored cord while this wrap bracelet is made with heavier yarns.


Available in the slipknot+wrap section of the Etsy shop. Custom requests are welcomed.


design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

January 21, 2015

handmade rope double loop bracelets 3490

 These smaller double loop rope bracelets are made from lengths of hand twisted cord made on a table top rope machine. Six cotton yarns are stretched between the anchor point and the rotating mandrels then several hundred revolutions wind the pairs into three twisted strands. The natural tension in the twisted pairs winds the cord together into a single piece of cordage.
 The overlaps are secured with a waxed thread coach whipping then trimmed off.

Here's a handmade rope necklace of similar design or this handmade rope choker is also made on the machine.
This handmade rope wrap bracelet is made with thinner colored cord while this wrap bracelet is made with heavier yarn for a more substantial outcome.


Lightweight and small enough so they won't slide off a smaller hand, find these in the classic white section of the Etsy shop.

custom requests welcomed




design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

January 19, 2015

marsala blend rope bracelet 3494 trend color for 2015

 Traditional five part turks head knot design made with a mix of hand dyed cotton cord.

Double diamond weave pattern shows off the contrasting three cord combination.

Read about how to place a center cord in a two-strand turks head knot bracelet here.


 This color blend is marsala with a lighter rust red. Read more about how the stovetop dye bath process is done here.

This design is made in a "medium" size measuring 7 1/2" (191 mm) inside circumference. Read more about how to estimate your size here.
Designs similar to this are available in the contrast+blend section of the Etsy shop. You may special order your size and color preferences by clicking on the "request" button

design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

January 11, 2015

triangle bangles 3471

 Two triangle bangles one small one large made from white thermoplastic. Each is cut from a circular piece of stock then segments are removed creating the shoulders.



small 2 1/4" (58 mm) diameter
 The cut edges are welded together




small 2 1/4" (58 mm) diameter
 The larger bracelet has s slightly more rounded shape with the same three point shoulders and welded seams



large 2 5/8" (68 mm) diameter
available soon
custom work can be ordered based on this design
carved bangle - large
small marsala cuff

similar white bone bangles 

design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop

January 7, 2015

handwoven cotton cuff rope bracelet sea glass colors 3464

soft hand dyed cotton cord with colors inspired by sea glass is used to make this slip on cuff. Made using a right angle weaving pattern on a mold.
7 7/8" (200 mm) circumference
2 1/8" (58 mm) diameter
2" (52 mm) wide
available soon - custom work may be ordered based on this design

see more basket weave designs here
see what's available in the Etsy shop here



design and photographs © copyright 2015 WhatKnotShop



January 3, 2015

pink and purple basket weave rope bangle 3469

 Bright pink and deep purple on black cross weave makes a splashy color statement in this basket weave design
Slip on style without hardware
 8" (203 mm) circumference
2 1/2" (66 mm) diameter
1 1/4" (32 mm) wide
available soon
custom work based on this design can be ordered
more basket weave designs here
see what's available in the Etsy shop here




design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop

December 30, 2014

handmade rope necklace with cork button customizable 3461

 The rope is handmade on a workbench size rope machine. It's a twisted set of three pairs of cotton yarn creating a substantial but soft 4 mm rope.

The cork button is integrated with the rope making process so it is secured by the loops passing though the holes before the lay-up process begins.
 The rope is about 37" long allowing for several possible customizations:
- single length longer necklace
- doubled choker style necklace
- triple wrap bracelet

Buyer can specify the length of the loop and a spliced binding will be added to finish off the piece.
available here

similar designs available here


design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop

December 26, 2014

marsala bone bangle small 3460

 carved bangle Marsala
lightweight rugged style
 2 3/8" x 2" oval shape
6 7/8" inside circumference
similar designs

carved Marsala bangle - larger size
small marsala cuff
chieftain cuff

design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop

December 22, 2014

plain white bangle 3474

simple classic circular form
hand carved low dome shape
rugged substantial material
white color
9 3/8" (238 mm) circumference
3" (77mm) diameter
1 1/8" (28 mm) wide

will fit a larger person's wrist or a smaller person's upper arm (bicep) area


available soon

similar white bone bangles 


design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop

December 18, 2014

simple marsala bangle 3459

 simple thin bangle stained marsala red
hand carved and finished
lightweight rugged
stackable
 shown here with carved bangle 3458
available by special order

chieftain cuff
small marsala cuff
bone bangles


design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop

December 14, 2014

bone bangles 3463

 carved thermoplastic shapes
individually unique

 lightweight rugged
hand carved style

series "a" through "h" available soon

previous series of bone bangles here
available here

design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop




December 12, 2014

chieftain cuff 3455

 Hand carved incised pattern based on traditional basket weave design

Rugged thermoplastic materials

Desert ochre stain


 size is a "medium"
7 7/8" (187 mm) inside circumference can be expanded to about 8" (203 mm) to slip on over the hand

oval interior shape 2" x 2 5/8"

1 3/4" (70 mm) wide
available soon
custom work can be ordered based on this design

carved bangle - large
small marsala cuff

similar white bone bangles 



design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop