Monday, March 22, 2010

More Snake Knots...

I've been away too long. I joined Facebook and ever since then, my blog has suffered terribly. I thought it was high time for an update. I've been doing a lot of snake knot necklaces lately, not to mention bracelets and fobs. Here are a couple of necklaces I made recently:

The one above is my Butterfly Snake. It's simply a glass charm with the cords slipped through the hole and crossed and slipped back through the hole to join, and then snake knot is tied up both sides, then the clasp is added with the use of a cord crimp.

This necklace was a bit more complicated to make. I had to start with the cords running through the split jump ring at the top of the fan charm. Then I tied diamond knots on either side of the jump ring. Then I tied snake knot for a short distance, finished off the snake knot, slid a charm onto ONE strand, tied a bit more snake knot, finished off the snake knot, slid the second charm onto the same ONE strand, and tied the rest of the snake knot, on each side. Keeping the knotting tight at the beginning of each section of snake knotting, and making sure I began at the back and ended at the front side of the necklace, gives the illusion that the snake knotting is continuous, and I did try to make it with keeping the snake knotting continuous, but it just didn't look right, so I had to do it this way.
The "tassel" at the bottom of the fan was made by adding two strands of cording (about 15" each) to the jump ring and tying snake knot with only two strands AROUND the other two strands. Then I finished the snake knotting, took the two strands that were NOT used in tying the snake knotting, slipped one more strand into the middle of those, and tied a diamond knot with the doubled strands, around the two that had tied the snake knotting. Once all ends were tightened, I trimmed all the ends evenly and singed them.


tonyhasblinds said...

Hi Lily,
I came across your blog while researching knots. I'm trying to learn a few knots but I'm not sure what they are called and I wanted to know if you could tell me the type of knots they are. I'm not entirely sure if they're all the same knot either, but they could be. Thank so much!

Knot 1 - I can't tell if this is snake because when I try making it, the knots aren't as tight as the ones in the picture. I was told it was a lanyard knot, but when I look up the lanyard knot it doesn't look like it to me.
I'm looking to learn the knots circled in red. One side is coiled and when it's turned around you can see the knots. So in the picture the coil at the top of the bracelet and right underneath it is what it looks like on the other side of the coil. Does that make sense?
If you know the name of this knot and/or have instructions on it, please let me know.

Knot 2: Again, I'm not sure if this is the same knot as the one above. If you know the name of this knot and/or have instructions on it, please let me know.

Knot 3: This seems similar to Knot 1, but again I'm not sure.
If you know the name of this knot and/or have instructions on it, please let me know.

Thanks so much and I hope to hear from you soon.

mca10 at hotmail dot com
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Shanti Johnson said...

Do u Teach Macrame? I live in Southern Cali & would live to take classes from u!

Shanti Johnson said...

Do u teach Classes? I live in Southern Cali & would luv to learn Macrame from u!!

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