No different to my current love of fossils and all things faunatical, I suppose.
So when I started seeing seashell beads and how cost-effective they are, I couldn't resist making a bunch for my etsy shop.
My mother-in-law is always complaining about fiddly clasps and I must admit, I can't do up a bracelet myself if it's got a lobster clasp. I need help. So I've made these with adjustable pull-knots.
I did try matching spacer beads instead of glue-sealed knots but they just looked so clunky and heavy I rapidly fell out of love with them and opted for the simplicity of knots instead.
I experimented with a few different cords before I found one I was happy with. I tried waxed cotton cord that was quite thick, which looked nice but was very chunky and heavy.
|Watch this space for friendship bracelet candles, coming soon.|
The lighter cord gives me more scope for a finer macramé knot tube at the fastening end. I've also done a choker necklace version with a stainless steel adjustable fastening which I'm loving. I just need a sunny place to go away on holiday now - or better still, a boho music festival, where I can show off these bad boys!