June 20, 2014

three part rope bracelets in club colors 3345

 Here's a project recently completed for a sailing club that wanted some nautical souvenirs in the club colors.

The design is a narrower two strand version of the classic three part rope bracelet.

Custom hand-dyed cotton cord was used to create the club colors of blue and gold.

Custom sizing is available from extra-small for the  younger crew to large and extra large for the fore-deck monkeys and skippers.
 Intense marine blue on one side...
Warm golden yellow on the other.

Read more about how hand dyed color is made.

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June 18, 2014

custom color cord for special projects

 In addition to the natural white cotton cord which is popular there are many color combinations that produce attractive rope bracelets. Here's a collection of colors that were used to make a set of customized one-of-a-color bracelets.

On the left aquamarine & white; light green & teal; scarlet & purple; light taupe & rust; orange & brown.

The cotton cord is dyed in small batches using the RIT color system. The process is described in more detail here.

Custom colors are available for your projects including finished pieces or bulk cord orders.

I recommend these links that have instructions for making turks head knot bracelets.
Here's a range of greens and blue-greens, another popular color family.

Custom colors require a few days to create. Some of these colors are stocked but only in limited quantities. If you are interested in a custom color please leave a comment or send an Etsy convo with your question.

design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop

June 7, 2014

bright blue and green rope bracelet 3332

Amping up the blue with this aquamarine and pairing with a real green takes this popular combination to a new level. Readers of this blog have seen variations of these colors in more subtle blends of teal and lighter less saturated blues paired with softer greens.

This one is brighter, I think it's the aquamarine… a liquid RIT dye color not available in the dry packets.
 Classic 17 part double diamond weave design made out of 3 mm cord.

See this and other blended color rope bracelets here.
8 1/4" (210) inside circumference

design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop

June 6, 2014

simple handmade rope choker necklace with button 3294

 A simple three part handmade rope necklace with a button and loop toggle made from cotton yarn on a small rope machine.

Size: 16" inside circumference

Three pairs of cotton yarn were used to make a three ply cord.
 Detail shows how the three pairs of cotton yarn were placed through the eyes of the custom made button. The rope machine creates the reverse twist in the body of the cord. The cord was slightly over twisted to enable the yarn loops to release from the machine and relax to the underside of the button.

The loop is bound with a waxed cotton thread coach whipping.
Various rope lengths can be made up to about 12 ft on this tabletop machine. Length of the necklace is determined by placement of the loop.

design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop

June 2, 2014

rope bracelets for Nikole 3338

A special order for Nikole, blue and red rope bracelets in extra small and small sizes for children and teens. All made from hand dyed cotton cord.

Need a boatload of bracelets? Special orders are available.

see the color selections here

design and photographs © copyright 2014 WhatKnotShop