July 21, 2015

mixed cord grommets green 3633 and purple 3634

 The green mini collection combines the darker blue-green with loden and lime to create a verdant contrast. Black whipping goes with the darker shades, brown with the less saturated color.

All about 7 1/2" (178 mm)

Find the green collection here.
The purple mini collection features a darker purple mixed with lighter neutrals and a dark navy. One is a simple all purple color with brown whipping.

Find the purple collection here.

design and photographs © copyright 2015

July 19, 2015

mixed cord grommet collections 3631and 3632

 This collection of grommet bangles comes from one of the many piles of cord ends and odd bits of color that accumulate during the making of rope bracelets. This group is a mix of colors made with multiple coach whippings. Using multiple colored cords in a single grommet entails securing the extra loose ends. Three colors of waxed thread are used individually and in mixed combinations.

This group (3632) is all about 8" to 8 1/4" in size.

Find this grey collection here.
In this group there are both the twisted cotton cord and the smooth braided cords used to create a range of color and texture. The coach whippings are tan, brown, black and white.

This group (3631) is about 7 1/2" in size

An illustrated tutorial showing how grommets are made here.

design and photographs © copyright 2015

July 17, 2015

blue green synthetic cord braided rope bracelet 3625

A wide rope bracelet made with high density braided synthetic cord that has a really pleasing color mix. The braided material is quite stiff and dense so the bracelet assumes a naturally stiff shape when worked up on the mold.

12x5x3 double-diamond turks head knot

very limited edition
7 1/2" (191 mm)
2 3/8" (61 mm)
1 1/2" (38 mm)
Available here at WhatKnotShop on Etsy

design and photographs © copyright 2015

July 15, 2015

wide pvc cuff bracelet 3627

 Extra wide tapered pvc cuff is a piece of arm-more... The open back design is easy to slip on over the hand and the tapered shape fits comfortably on the forearm. A dot line pattern is etched on the outside, the interior is smooth.

7 1/4"(183 mm) narrow end to 8 1/4" (209 mm)
2 1/4" (57 mm) narrow end to 2 5/8" (67 mm)
3 1/4" (82 mm) wide

Available here. 

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design and photographs © copyright 2015

July 13, 2015

beaded string bracelet with coach whippings and loops 3624

 Hand dyed cotton cord and traditional coach whipping details combined in a simple multi part string bracelet. Three small glass beads embellish two of the coach whippings. Three closed loops add texture. Design based on traditional sailmaking and rope work techniques.

7 3/4" (197 mm)
2 1/2" (83 mm)
1/4" (6 mm)

Available here

design and photographs © copyright 2015

July 11, 2015

elemental form bangle 3628

Elemental form bangle bracelet is a simple cylinder of proportional size made in a durable pvc material. The slightly tapered edges are finished with a matte texture and no details or embellishments.

7 1/4" (183 mm)
2 3/8" (60 mm)
1 3/4" (46 mm)
Available here on the ArtifactSite

design and photographs © copyright 2015