January 30, 2011

Art and utility - a new treasury collection on Etsy

Here's a new treasury listing curated by  Autumn Trillium The shop name is brahmanda Here is her shop announcement: "The word Brahmāṇḍa is Sanskrit, meaning cosmic egg, golden womb, a universe contained. I strive to bring the public distinctive & affordable apparel, jewelry, art, and other little luxuries. I'm open for trades, and if you wish to propose one or make a custom order, please convo me."

To see natural white BASIC adjustable rope bracelets click here You may also like the hand dyed colors including green (in a cable cord material) or brown  or the popular lighthouse red color made with 3 mm hand dyed cotton cord. More subdued colors include fog grey. Other colors are available by request.

January 25, 2011

square knot macrame adjustable bracelet collection

Zip toggle macrame bracelets with beads in different colors and materials. All (except one) made with 2.3 mm white nylon cord. This is a small sample of the possible bead colors that can be used to make the toggle closure.  Find this one on Etsy  click here or look at the square knot collection on Etsy

<--cream color bead pull
 All are 8 5/8" (219 mm) size "large" that can be drawn to between 6 1/2" to 7 1/2" size when the toggle loop is drawn through.

<--navy blue plastic bead pull
Find more of these adjustable macrame bracelets in the Etsy shop. Find more slip on square knot bracelets in the Zibbet shop.

<--red plastic bead pull

<--lavender plastic bead pull

champaign synthetic 1 mm cord with tiger stripe oval bead pull

<--green glass bead pull

design and photographs © copyright 2011 WhatKnotShop

January 24, 2011

Square knot macrame rope bracelet with zip pull closure 1122

Square knot macrame bracelet with easy adjustment made from 2.3 mm white nylon cord.

Bracelet opens to a generous size to allow you to slip it on over your hand, then zips closed using the monkey fist knot pull.
<-- open measures 8 5/8" (219 mm) inside circumference

Closed with monkey fist knot pull measures 7 1/8" (181 mm) inside circumference (medium size)

Both open and closed size can be specified in a custom order at the Etsy online shop. To request a custom design like this please use the Etsy convo utility or leave a comment here.
Shown here partially open - this unique design can adjust to any size between fully open and fully closed to make a perfect fit. The nylon cord construction can be opened and closed repeatedly. The high friction pull closure ensures that this bracelet will not open unexpectedly.

See this and other macrame designs in the Square Knot Macrame section of the Etsy shop. More macrame bracelets can be found here.

Available with a monkey fist knot pull (shown here) or with a variety of colorful bead pulls.

design and photographs © copyright 2011 WhatKnotShop

January 19, 2011

Two new collections on ArtFire and Etsy

I like these things curated by rinamiriam on ArtFire 

"I think they are all so beautiful!" 

ArtFire Studio Announcement: Hello! I'm Rina. I'm an artist living & working in Rochester, NY, USA. This shop features work available directly from my studio.
Peanut Butter Cup curated by BuyMyBalls on Etsy

"I have no idea what came over me. I was making a very beige treasury and tossed in one brown item on a whim. I walked away to feed the fat cat and when I returned, the combination of tan and brown made me want to eat a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup- SO I DID! Here's to Milton S. Hershey and the fabulous Reeses Peanut Butter Cup! Oh Yea... and all of these skilled Indie J artists."
BuyMyBalls shop announcement: Introducing... 'Buy My Balls'! 'Balls' is a funny word. Most people chuckle when they hear that word. Mature humans chuckle on the inside, the rest of us laugh out loud! The world is inundated with balls and I'm here to show you one ball (or hopefully a whole bunch of balls) you can't live without. I love working with balls and I hope you enjoy looking at my balls. I am looking forward to sending you my balls in the mail. Everyone seems to love my balls and I am sure you will fall in love with them too!

January 10, 2011

New collections on Etsy

My Funny Valentine  by MandaBearPig "Inspired by my guy and all of his interests" on Etsy

The skipper,he'd been drinking...  by HomeschoolHats "...and the mate, he felt no pain" on Etsy

January 9, 2011

Square knot macrame soft bangle bracelets

This is an old favorite design using a basic square knot pattern familiar to many people as macrame. Back in the 70's this was a popular craft. This little collection is slip on style bracelets made with cotton cord. The core is four strands of cotton cable cord. These are made on a circular mold and the ends are stitched up with nylon thread so they don't fall apart 

natural white - find this on ArtFire  click here

hand dyed copper green
find these on ArtFire   click here

hand dyed fog grey with a red glass bead

design and photographs © copyright 2011 WhatKnotShop

January 4, 2011

snow and ice turks head knot rope bracelet 1055

Light and airy combination of natural snow white and hand dyed ice blue worked up in a classic 5 x 17 pattern. All cotton fibers. Size small. No buttons or clasps, just an unbroken pattern of energy.

Colors are refreshing and cool just like a sub zero sunny winter morning in the arctic.
This is limited edition rope bracelet is available  click here in a small size to fit a teenager or young adult. Larger sizes are available by request. Not sure what size to order? Check your "slip-on" size   click here   to find out.

If you like this design you may also be interested in this one  click here or perhaps this one  click here

design and photographs © copyright 2011 WhatKnotShop