Saturday, May 24, 2014

Waxed Linen Blog Hop

(If you're looking for my BSBP Reveal post and design click HERE) Recently Diana of Suburban Girl studio issued a Waxed Irish Linen blog hop. The participants were to use waxed irish linen  and preferably art beads to create a piece of jewelry. I had been wanting to try a tutorial I'd been eyeing so I felt like this was the opportune time to sign up for this. As usual I forgot to take a before picture of the linen and the art beads I got to use to try this. But I think you'll be able to tell what all they are in the pictures. I chose 2 different colors of linen, a tan and teal combo linen and got these great art beads on Etsy (I think it was from Sherry Stokey). I love the little beach house and the conch shell beads.  This is a wrap bracelet, which I've been wanting to try for quite a while. I've had quite a few challenges since signing up for this blog hop. I had non-stop company for almost a month, have had to be out of town several times when I wasn't planning it and seem to be developing arthritis in one of my thumb joints. But I've been working on it and finally got it done. Also, the instructions weren't quite as clear as I felt they could have been. I used to do macramé back in the 70's and used all of these knots, but had forgotten the half-hitch and had a little bit of a problem understanding how it was being described. But I googled the know and finally got instructions that I could understand.  I enjoyed getting back to some macramé and will be doing this wrap bracelet again with changes to it to make it my own design. I love the colors in the waxed linen and the numerous opportunities with macramé to make unique jewelry and other items. (I've even used macramé with my Stained Glass, Mosaics and Fused Glass kreationz like this piece below)

So here is my reveal for the Waxed Linen blog hop. Hope you enjoy it. And be sure to check out all the other participants in the hop either below or at Diana's blog, Suburban Girl Studio. (Hopefully I got the links all right)

Diana Ptaszynski - Suburban Girl Studio

Kelsy Vincent - Jill of All TradesCraft

Susan Kennedy - Suebeads

Linda Landig - Linda Landig

Kashmira Patel - Sadafulee

Jenny Davies-Reazor - JDaviesReazor

Vanessa Gilkes - Culturezine

Sandy Huntress - KeepSakeCrafts

Kay Thomerson - KayzKreationz - (you are here)

Sarajo Wentling - SJDesignsJewelry

Kari Asbury - HippieChickDesign

Rebecca Anderson - SongBeads

Melissa Trudinger - BeadRecipes

Ann Schroeder - BeadLove

Shai Williams - ShaihasRamblings

Blanca Medina - Peru-MeDesigns

Cheryl Brown - DragonFlyBeads

Johana Nunez Rivera - Artincendi

Lori Bowring Michaud - ArtfullyOrnamental

Kelly Morgan - SilverParrotDesigns

Barbara Bechtel - SecondSurf
Kristen Stevens - Kristen-BeadJourney

Heather Boardman - HeatherBoardman

Janet Bocciardi - HoneyfromtheBee

Kathy Lindemer - Bay-Moon-Design

Lesley Watt -TheGossipingGoddess 

Susan Kolovson - BeadInspired

Jayne Capps - MamasGottoDoodle

Michelle McCarthy - FireFlyDesignStudio

Cynthia Deis - ShinyLittleThings

Karla Morgan - TexasPepperJams

Erin Siegel - ErinSiegelJewelry
Becky Pancake - BeckyPancakeBeadDesigns
Kelly Hosford Patterson - TravelingSideshow
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson - SharylsJewelry

Inge von Roos - IngeTraud

Carolyn Lawson - CarolynsCreationswa

Linda Younkman - LindysDesigns
Sandi Volpe - SandiVolpe

Toltec Jewels - JewelSchoolFriends

Michelle Mach - MichelleMach

Jen Cameron - GlassAddictions

Dorothy Winchell - Winchell-Clayworks

Darlene Mansue - D7StudioBlog
Cory Tompkins - TealWaterDesigns

And if you're interested in any of my Stained Glass, Mosaics or Fused Glass kreationz for your Home or Garden, check out my shop, KayzKreationz. Thanks. Happy hopping.


Ann Schroeder said...

This is a beautiful bracelet. I love the wrapped clasp with the little seahorse. All of your knots are so perfect! Mine are never this good, so I'll keep practicing. Lovely!

Diana P. said...

That came out gorgeous! I also love the color palette you chose! Thank you for participating!

Becky Pancake said...

Hi Kay,Your wrap bracelet is great. The aqua, turquoise, teal family are my favorite colors so of course I am attracted to you lovely bracelet. You accented the macrame well with your art bead choices. Kudos to you for using a technique that you haven't used in many years.

sandysewin said...

What a great combination of different macrame knots. Such an interesting variety of textures in one piece.

Sandy @

Lesley said...

Beautiful macrame work and I love your colours.

Silver Parrot said...

I love that you used different knots and different colors of cord in your piece!

Erin Siegel said...

Amazing wrap bracelet! It's fantastic and your knotting skills are exquisite. I love, love wrap bracelets. Your ocean beach theme is so much fun.

Honey from the Bee said...

Oh this looks like fun to wear! Love that you went with macrame and not just knots. I should experiment more!

Shai Williams said...

Oh Kay this is beautiful! I never even thought about using waxed linen for macrame and now I feel inspired to do so! Wonderful bracelet.

KelsyC said...

I really like all the different knotting styles you used in your necklace. The end result is really neat.

kmorgan said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Your macrame knots are so neat & precise. I just love the beads. The little sea horse is so CUTE! He makes me want to go lay on a beach somewhere with beautiful blue water!

You've inspired me to try a wrap bracelet!

Linda Younkman said...

Love the mix of knotting that you used on this piece. Colors are great.

Kari Asbury said...

Beautiful! I love the little seahorse clasp and the colors you chose are perfect.

baymoondesign said...

Kay-Amazing macrame work and I love your colors and the design.

Sarajo Wentling said...

Gorgeous knotwork! What a great bracelet that really lets the waxed linen and the art beads shine!

Unknown said...

Great design and colors, I love macrame!

Anonymous said...

Really lovely, waxed linen works so well with macramé knots, doesn't it! I love the combination of different beads and different knot patterns.

SueBeads said...

Wow, Kay, I really love your bracelet! I remember doing macrame in the 70's, lol, funny how it's coming back! I love your color combo and glad that you got to finish through your arthritis!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Kay,
Beautiful wrap bracelet love the colors and the items you knotted into it.

a2susan said...

I love your wrap bracelet, great way to use the linen and beads together.

flowers said...

So glad you overcame your challenges and I get to see your jewelry designs. Both pieces are beautiful.

Michelle Mach said...

Your knotted cords are so beautiful! I love the way the colors look twisted together.

PyxeeStyx said...

Great mix of beads and textures. Love the macrame work.

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Oh, Kay! Beautiful bracelet, I love the colors! You're going to have fun wearing that - beachy/summer, right up my alley!!

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Fantastic macrame work & charming bracelet! You used waxed linen beautifully, and created a gorgeous work of art! Love it, Kay! Happy Hopping! ♥ TJ

aneri_masi said...

Love the colors and all the ocean themed elements. And your knotting is exquisite!

Unknown said...

Beautiful work with macrame...I love the seahorse.

Unknown said...

All the beauty in that bracelet is scream at me to get to the beach!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Gorgeous colors. Lots of work. Wow! Great job!