RJ Design Hut: Training: Chinese Jade / Stone Bangle with Sliding Expander How-To – Very Easy! (Part 2) Monday, February 7, 2011
Tutorial: How to Make Chinese Jade / Stone Bangle with Sliding Expander – Very Easy! (Chapter 2)
Real fun starts now! It may be a bit hard for some people, but I know you can do it if you put your heart.
The sliding extender is basically a flat node in Chinese node terms. Having a pair of cords in the center is the most versatile one in making bracelets and necklaces. Central cables are known as ‘lazy’ cables. We will now use the cables of the bracelet you are working on as a lazy cord. Place the two ends of the cable parallel to each other, but facing the opposite directions. Please see the picture of the wristband below.
I usually tie the flat knot before tying the last two small cords on the ground. That way, I can decide how long I want the two little ‘tails’ to last. When the bracelet is completely closed, the tails are about 1 “long. It is your choice to have them longer or shorter.
Now cut two 10 – 12 “cords. To show the process more clearly, I have three different colored cords here.
The flat knot consists of two upper hand knots: the first is machined from right to left around the lazy cords, the second is machined from right to left around the lazy cords.
Tighten the cables as they go and make sure they are tight before proceeding to the next step. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the length is 3/4 “to 1”. First, cut the extra cord with a pair of scissors at one of the four ends, leaving only about 1/8 inch long. Cover this tip with a candle flame and press it straight. three cords.Please see the finished node below
Now pull the two center cords away from each other until the collar is completely closed. Throw a knot about 1 “away from the flat knot. Add one of the two 6 mm beads and tie another knot on the other side of the bead to snap into place. Close the end. Finish the other end in the same way.
Now you have a bracelet ready for you. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
If you want to try it but don’t have supplies, now I have a bracelet in my etsy shop. Your supplies are for two adult size wristbands and will arrive in a beautiful organza bag. Once completed, you can store your own bracelets.
Um I was looking for a pattern or someone to show how it works. When we adopted our daughter from China, we visited the jade factory and bought such a jade bracelet. A few years later I wore it and wanted to fix it or make it with a new cord. Each one was so hard I couldn’t. Thanks a lot for your help, I’m gonna fix it this week.
Bringing macromeles of the 20th century here and now
I have to admit that until recently, the list of things I want to hang on my macrame walls will be at the end – when I grew up, it brought back memories of the moldy brown pieces I found in dozens of thrift stores. A particular macrame find – an owl made of twine – comes to mind. However, if you take the time to them, as proof that the flavors and trends have become a complete cycle (I’m betting the owl gets a nice penny in some old vintage boutiques right now) I’ve found myself with pleasure recently (not like that) Art.
Finally my example – my friend Jess recently bought the most beautiful wall hanging in Etsy (as you can see below) and it is full of neons to add a modern cool touch. After seeing this, I was desperate to know more about how these pieces were created – and I was very happy when Himo Art May agreed to stop running out. May did a great job of bringing the macro of the 20th century here and now (the last macromeles became perfect for me), and I was delighted that she decided to look at it – it turned out to be quite complicated – the process. It’s time to Improve your knotting skills, kids!
Things that you need:
- Wooden Dowel
- Wooden Breads
- Paint Brush
- Masking Tape
It can attach dowels to the wall – it uses a removable hook, because it’s a great way to not make holes in the wall.
It can cut the rope into 14 x 4 yard pieces and 2 x 5 yard pieces. It then begins tying the rope to the head nodes of the larvae and compiling the dowel with 5 yard pieces (one at each end) into a book.
The rest can continue with ropes.
Then it makes double half axle knot.
And it goes on and on.
By the end, May begins tying them diagonally across the ropes.
You can add wooden beads here and here before connecting the nodes.
Then each starts to connect the switch nodes using 4 ropes.
Can connect 8 of them.
And he brings them crosswise.
You can add more beads and bring the knots to the end.
It can then cut the ends of the rope.
Covers a portion of the dowel ends to paint and add a hint of neon (a woman from my own heart!)
Finally, he adds a watermelon pop to the end of the rope.
And there, hung a magnificent macrame wall. I can appreciate the work that goes into these pieces – not a craft for withered or ham!