Friday, May 7, 2010

Chinese Button Animation

Here's an animation on how to create a Chinese button a.k.a. A Turk's Head knot
While they are sometimes available at places like Michael's or Shipwreck Beads, I've often resorted to making them myself by intertwining DMC embroidery floss around two strands of C Lon cording like these:

The "Rooster of Love" sits on a handmade Chinese knot made of DMC floss, the Dreamy Mermaid's resting place is a store bought knot found at a Michael's, and the Mouse is perched on a handmade Chinese knot.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pretty Macrame Earrings Tutorial from Brazil

Hello! I'm back after a long unexpected hiatus. As some of you may know I also work in IT for a rather large software company and have recently completed two contracts at said rather large software company. Unfortunately, working in IT takes all my creative energy these days so I have had no time to pursue my artistic side. Didja miss me? Prolly not.

Anyhoo, here's a lovely 6 minute tutorial on making macrame earrings from Elfaria Arts in Brazil.