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Lorelei

Project Info:

Quantity Needed for Project:
Additional Learning:
  • How to Macramé
  • Level: All

    Estimated time: 2-3 Hours

    Refer to map

    Lorelei

    Cool Luke- Copper

    Clasps

    $6.95 USD

    Natural- 2.0mm Indian Leather by the Yard

    Leather- 2.0

    $1.95 USD

    Brown- Regular C-Lon

    C-Lon: Regular

    $4.95 USD

    8-2005 Matte Metallic Dark Raspberry Iris

    Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

    $9.35 USD

    Teal- Regular C-Lon

    C-Lon: Regular

    $4.95 USD

    8-2405F Matte Transparent Teal

    Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

    $3.50 USD

    Latte- Regular C-Lon

    C-Lon: Regular

    $4.95 USD

    8-593 Dark Beige Ceylon

    Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

    $3.95 USD

    Myrtle Green- Regular C-Lon

    C-Lon: Regular

    $4.95 USD

    8-4274 Duracoat S/L Dyed Forest Green

    Miyuki Seed Beads- 8/0

    $5.65 USD

    Deep Dish Project Tray

    Design Boards & Storage

    $19.95 USD

    Project Tray Inserts

    Design Boards & Storage

    $10.25 USD

    Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel

    Tools

    $4.50 USD

    Clampers (1 pair)

    Tools

    $1.75 USD

    Eurotool Ultra Flush Cutter

    Tools

    $36.95 USD

    Thread Snips

    Tools

    $3.35 USD

    Perfect End Thread Burner

    Tools

    $24.95 USD

    Project Map

    Project by Alley Mori
    Sample by Drea Carbone

    Drea's two newest samples actually take aspects from two Alley projects, Sea Crowns and SuperDuo Cuffs. This update on Alley's classics use a magnetic clasp (much as Alley did in the SuperDuo Cuffs) instead of a button, and wrap just once. A four-way braid widens the cuff just a bit, and adds a fourth color to your piece. Alternatively, use all the same color--why not? The world is your Sea Crown.

    This colorway, Lorelei, is inspired by the German rock formation along the Rhine that in turn inspired folk legends, songs, and poetry. The waterways around the rock created a murmuring sound, which led to folk tales of a woman who threw herself from the cliffs, thinking she saw her long-lost over. This tale was the impetus behind the famous "Die Lorelei" poem-turned-folk-song, about a bewitching beauty who lured unwitting sailors with her siren's song.

    To create a Sea Crowns in this fashion, cut four pieces of 1.5mm leather to about 10" in length. Use Zap or E6000 to glue into the channel of the clasp side-by side. Allow to dry.
    Use clampers to attach to your project tray and macramé each strand in a different color (or the same, you do you!). I measured one wingspan (fingertip to fingertip) of C-Lon for each color, however if this is too long for you to work with you can always cut a shorter length and add more C-Lon. As always, adapt colors, sizes, and anything else to what works best for you.
    I created about 7" worth of macramé knots, left the tails intact (more on this in a moment) and created a four-way braid with the four strands. Use a clamper to hold the braid in place when you measure around your wrist for fit.
    Once you've got a good length, cut your leather cords and carefully glue into the other end of your magnetic clasp. This can be a bit tricky so have patience and don't panic! Now we get to those macramé ends. You may have noticed that after braiding the macramé is uneven...carefully tie a knot or two wherever needed to even out the macramé lengths. Use a thread burner, or GS Hypo Cement and snips, to finish these ends off.

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