Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Another Little Skill

Lest you think I can only make things from paper, I thought I'd show you some macrame bracelets I've made with hemp and beads.
Back in the 70s I learned to macrame with my mom, and I took it up again when I was hospitalized for a month a few years ago. My sister brought me some of those Klutz books and the old skills came right back!
I like to use a variety of beads: fimo clay, glass, ceramic.
I also like to find cool and different colors of hemp, like this brown and cream. I recently got a bunch in bright colors that I am itching to use!
I make tons of them because I already have all the supplies and it is something I can do without looking. The only thing I need to see is to thread the beads, so I do that first and then watch TV and make the bracelet. I sort of feel like Mary Ingalls when she went away to the School for the Blind and learned to bead by knowing what colors were in which containers! I can't wait to get this cataract taken care of!
This 3-loop design is one of my favorites. I love the tropical colors I picked for it, too. It's so summery. I made my sister an anklet last summer and she got tons of compliments. I also made them as party favors for my niece's July birthday.
Even though I give away tons, I still have about 30 in my stash currently, necklaces and anklets, too. What do you think, would you pay $5.00 for one of these? To be cute and kicky in the summer time? Would your daughter or granddaughter wear it?


Ms Cupcake said...

Howdy sitsta! Happy Wednesday. Checking in on Hump Day. Tonight begins Passover. Only 4 days until Easter. Celebrate!
Zen Cupcake

ClassyChassy said...

Very cute - I used to make some of those years back - not quite as nicely done as yours, however! $5 is a decent price!

Bea said...

I like the three loop design too. I'd pay $5 for them.

Raggedy Girl said...

I remember macrame. they are really sweet

Have A Wonderful Wednesday
from Roberta Anne

Kelly Deneen said...

$5 - totally! I would even wear one or three! :)

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Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Are you kidding me? You should definitely be selling these beauties!!!!! I think they're awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

Smilingsal said...

I remember I used to have a couple of macrame hanging plant holders. They were the rage.

Mamaoftwins said...

Love them!! I would pay $5. Thats such a California thing. We all wear those especially around the beach area.

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Sheri said...

Hi Elizabeth!
Oh I do remember making macrame, umm...a few years back...hehe. These are all the rage now too. What a bargain! great idea!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Though I myself don't wear jute jewelry, I think these are very pretty and certainly saleable! I know that they are popular with teens and young adults. You should try selling on Etsy! I think the things you make are terrific!


Micki said...

I just found your blog and love your bracelets. A lovely blog!

Neabear said...

These are great. One thing I have been told is to not undersell yourself. I think that is how it was said. What they meant is to not charge too little. Because these are handmade, you could probably sell them for more. Like $8 to $10 depending on how intricate the pattern is and how long they take to make. I know more would sell at the lower price. But your time involved is also valuable as well. Good luck!