BFAC 2009 – ropes ropes ropes!

Well, I think I’m maybe done with the herringbone ropes for this project. I have, let’s see, more than 5 FEET of herringbone rope in the coil below. Oh, and for a break? I made myself a herringbone bracelet.


I’m waffling on how to put these ropes together, and I’m going to have to play with them to decide. Do I want a smooth group of them, all the same length? Maybe. Do I want a graduated drape? I don’t think so. Do I want them neatly braided? I don’t think so either. Tangled artfully? Maybe. (Anyone have instructions on ‘artfully tangling?!’ I know of this one, and I’ll try it.)

Current thinking has me stringing a strand of the bronze hexes, a strand of the bronze bugles, a strand of the 4mm orange squares, and a strand of the green sixes. The 8s would just be used to cap these ropes. This still leaves me the Swarovskis, the drops, and the cathedral beads. I may try for a pendant, or hang them off the clasp somehow. One step at a time….


4 Replies to “BFAC 2009 – ropes ropes ropes!”

  1. Oooh! Those are yummy. Very Springish. I changed my mind once again for my added bead. Going with a silverlined orange. My doll’s name is “Flame Dancer”. Haven’t figured out yet what to do with the crystals, but I will.

    Can’t wait to see how you finish this.

  2. Herringbone has a lovely feel to it, a great texture. If you want to try sometime, a great first project is using the Miyuki size 10 triangles in a 6-around rope. They just glide into place. And if you’re doing something simple, single color, it’s a great traveling project.

    I think you’re happily stuck on embroidery, yes? 🙂

  3. Adding the cream lightens the palette, doesn’t it? Is yours a bright silver-lined orange? It sounds really appealing.

    I’m pretty sure I’m going to have the collection of ropes/stringing for the final product…..

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