How To Braid A Necklace From A Single Knitted I-Cord

01 05 2015

If you know and like my tutorial on how to knit an I-Cord you maybe want to know how to braid the necklace shown in the tutorial.

Here we go:

Depending on the length you wish for your braided necklace knit one single cord that is between 4m(13 foot) and 5m(16,5 foot) long.

This pale pink one I am showing on these pictures was 4,30meter(14foot) long and the finished, braided necklace has a hanging length of about 55cm(22inch).

Measured all the way around about 110cm(44inch) 

How to knit a cord and braid a necklace with it

OK - lay out your long strand exactly like shown in the picture (of course you don't need to lay it into a s-shape - I just needed to do that to fit the picture )

But it's important that you have a longer end at the bottom! 

Now just start braiding - not too loose and not too tight.

Yes, it's starts to tangle but you have one open end so you can carefully detangle it after every few braiding moves.  

Always hold and secure your already braided part and detangle just with one hand or ask another person to untangle it.

Keep going until it's all braided. 

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Ideally it will look like this finished (following picture).

Now you have different options to close the necklace.

You could just fasten each ending with the help of the yarn endings onto the curved part on each side to secure each ending of the necklace and if your yarn is still long enough you can make a knot and a bow with the yarn endings to close the necklace.

If your yarn endings are long enough to secure the endings but not to make a bow, you could just do a simple braid with some extra yarn, fix that onto your endings and have that as a closure.

Or you could take a nice band of fabric (small or wider) and thread that through the braids and tie a pretty looking bow - it's so easy to do it because of the larger scale of this project. No needles needed - just your fingers!

Sorry for not showing these different options in pictures but I am sure you get the ideas or come up with your own.

How to knit a cord and braid a necklace with it

I decided to close the necklace as less visible as possible. 

To do that, you have to be a little creative and see, how it could work best and maybe just try a bit around.

I hope, the pictures show, how I did it, because its's a bit difficult to explain with words. 

First I put the round parts onto each other. 

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After I put the round parts onto each other I took the left ending and thread it over the top round part through the middle hole all the way to the backside.

And then the right ending coming from the back all way through the same middle hole to the front. 

Then - with the help of the yarn endings - I knotted each ending tight to a random stitch, cut the yarn shorter and weaved it in with my fingers.

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That's it!

How to knit a cord and braid a necklace with it

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Simple Is Best - Decorating With Spring Blossoms

27 04 2015

I made these pictures during my short trip up north.

There is a cute little Café and a flower shop on the way from Wesselburen to Wesselburenerkoog.

I knew the shop and I knew I did not need anything from it this time so I almost did not stop.

I pulled over in the last possible moment and I am glad I did because those little pots with spring blossoms looked so pretty against the old weathered wood.

Just a simple arrangement of four pots and it looks just perfect. More is not needed.

Don't you think?

Oh and I finally got my new printer ready - YAY!

So if you are interested in any of my blog pictures as a fine art print on matte Hahnemühle artist paper then let me know because I don't have a shop yet.

Available sizes are postcards, A4 and A2.

Frühblüher, spring blossoms

Frühblüher, spring blossoms

Frühblüher, spring blossoms

Frühblüher, spring blossoms

Frühblüher, spring blossoms

Frühblüher, spring blossoms

Frühblüher, spring blossoms

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Initial Necklace - New To My Shop

25 04 2015

Buchstabenkette, initial necklace

Buchstabenkette, initial necklace

initial necklace, Buchstabenkette

Simple and beautiful. 

Your own initial or one of your loved ones or a secret message or reminder - your choice.

The pendant has a diameter of 9mm and the letter is made by tiny holes. 

Made of sterling silver with rosé gold or yellow gold plating. Or just plain silver with Rhodium plating.

For now only available in my DaWanda Shop  - or just via e-mail and PayPal invoice.

Happy Weekend,

Anette 



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MacroMonday: Ranunculus - AGAIN

20 04 2015

As announced in this post here come some more ranunculus pictures for the MacroMonday photo project.

I loved the slightly unusual colours of this bouquet!

Especially the brownish coloured blossom.

I photographed on my kitchen counter wich has a concrete wallpaper in the back (in this posts last picture you can see a bit more of the wallpaper) and on an overcast afternoon with a window to my left and a white reflector on the right. (I use blank canvas on a wider wooden frame because they can usually just stand on their own)

Made with my Micro-Nikkor 105mm lens. ISO 100 or 160, time 1/100 and aperture f/5. No tripod.

Careful - picture flood... 

ranunculus, Ranunkeln

ranunculus, Ranunkeln

ranunculus, Ranunkeln

ranunculus, Ranunkeln

ranunculus, Ranunkeln

Happy Day,

Anette 


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