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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Summer collection

Summer collection by Cobra_11
Summer collection, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

I got a bunch of colourful strings yesterday and I immediately started making my summer collection of macrame bracelets. These four are all made in cobra-knot technique, but I'll make some bracelets with other techniques, too.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mr. Sparrow

Mr. Sparrow by Cobra_11
Mr. Sparrow, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

Lots of sparrows live in our garden, but they are notoriously hard to photograph. However, I finally managed to take a picture of one on the seed bowl on my window sill.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

"Hello, Lady Hyacinth!" "Hello, Miss. Daffodil!"

Another spring photo from our garden. We have daffodils and grape hyacinths planted together on a small flowerbed. The plants seem to enjoy the company of each other :-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Braille art: Feel it, see it

Braille art: Feel it, see it by Cobra_11
Braille art: Feel it, see it, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

A quick Braille drawing of a little cat :-)

Monday, April 09, 2012

Hama beads bag and purse

Hama beads bag and purse by Cobra_11
Hama beads bag and purse, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

I finally finished my Hama-beads bag and purse set! The little purse is 8 cm x 8 cm big. It took me about two days to finish it. The bag is 18 cm x 18 cm big and it took me a couple of months to finish it. Both are made entirely from Hama beads, and I've sewn in a lining in both. I wanted to sew in zippers on both, but I decided that only the purse will get a little zipper. The bag, however, closes with a strap and a toggle that I also made from Hama beads. I'm so proud on these two bags! These two are my biggest bead-project so far! :-)

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Easter Braille Art: Happy Easter Everyone!

I like handmade cards, so I decided to make one. I embossed a picture of an Easter rabbit and the sentence "Happy Easter!" with my Braille slate. Easter wishes a little different :-)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Peyote Bracelet

Peyote Bracelet by Cobra_11
Peyote Bracelet, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

This is a bracelet I made yesterday. I used Hama beads and I sewed them together in peyote stitch. This is one of my favourite beading techniques. I learnt it when I was about ten years old. It's very easy to do, so it's the perfect technique for children to learn. Hama beads are great for this technique, because they stack up very well due to their shape.

Peyote used with Hama beads is also a great introduction into beading for the visually impaired and blind people, since it's very easy to find the next bead you have to sew through: you only sew through those beads that "stick out" of the line.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Triangles Bracelet

Triangles Bracelet by Cobra_11
Triangles Bracelet, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

This one is my own creation. After some experimenting with a few different types of beads I came up with this design and decided to make a bracelet with it. I think it looks rather elegant :-)

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Double-lines bracelet

Double-lines bracelet by Cobra_11
Double-lines bracelet, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

This is a bracelet I made yesterday. It took me about an hour and a half to make it. I'm especially proud of it because I figured out the pattern myself, without any instructions. Although this kind of knotting is probably already out there, and tutorials about it probably exist already, I haven't seen them. I "invented" this myself and had lots of fun making it :-) The bracelet has a different pattern on each side, so it can be worn either way.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

From our garden...

From our garden... by Cobra_11
From our garden..., a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

Another spring photo from our garden :-)

Monday, April 02, 2012

New macrame bracelets

New macrame bracelets by Cobra_11
New macrame bracelets, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

These two are actually just two ways of making the same knot, which is known as the cobra knot ;-) I only need about twenty minutes to finish one.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Little Beauty

Little Beauty by Cobra_11
Little Beauty, a photo by Cobra_11 on Flickr.

The lawn in our backyard is so full of these that it turns completely violet every spring!

I decided to post this photo just to make sure that it's springtime. This morning, when I woke up, it was snowing (and, no, this is not an April Fools Day joke)! The snow melted in a couple of hours, though, and now it's sunny again :-)