Micro Macramé Necklace


My latest make a red & black micro macramé necklace, made using a black stripe agate cabochon, waxed polyester cord and antique bronze findings. I decided need to be braver with my colour choices, I love earthy tones but really need to try a different colour palette 🙂

The cabochon is held in purely by the macramé wrap, no glue involved. If you want to try this technique there are several good tutorials available on the web, check out my blog post Micro Macramé, where to begin? for some useful links including how to wrap cabochons.


Twit-twooo – Bag Charms



A few more bag charms, the BFF challenge for November is to blame!!!!

Made using various gemstones, agate, rose quartz, tigers eye, quartz, aventurine, smokey quartz, labradorite, hematite etc

Love these owl charms, I only had six of them sooo wish I bought more of them at the time coz I think the retailer no longer has these in stock – will have to have a hunt 🙂

Beading Friends Forever November challenge

Time for the new monthly challenge over on Beading Friends Forever, two challenges to join in with, you can enter both or just one – entirely up to you, the tutorial challenge is a beautiful bracelet and the theme challenge is to create a bag charm.
Obviously my DT pieces are for the bag charm theme challenge, made using a variety of gemstones – agates, quartz, amethyst, sunstone, and antique bronze owl and leaf charms. The purple bag charm is a gift for my Mum, purple is her fav colour, and my handbag is sporting the autumnal bag charm. 
You can find full details of the challenge, and tutorial link, over on the Beading Friends Forever blog, together with details of the prize, donated by Beads Direct, that you can win by joining in with the monthly challenge.