Friday, 12 October 2012

Doing the Shamballa

Let's forget about yesterdays post of woe and concentrate on something nicer but not before I say thank you for your empathy and valued comments.

I have seen shamballa bracelets around for a while now and thought I would have a go at making my own.  Once you get the knack of the technique (macrame) they are quite straight forward to make.  I used haematite and rose quartz semi-precious beads and some glitter ball beads for added bling!  Although they look huge in the photo, the largest bead is only about 1 cm.

I normally dress quite conservatively but it is nice to have a bit of bling in your wardrobe now and then even if it is only in jewellery!

Have a lovely weekend!

*Reading back over this has made me chuckle.  I like to think that I dress conservatively and 'normal' but today I am wearing a pair of old jeans, a long sleeved t-shirt with a short sleeve tunic over the top, a spotty pair of pink/grey/blue socks, a woolly scarf wrapped twice around my neck and a zip up fleece. On most days I am to be found wearing jeans, a long sleeve top and a dress over the top!  I think I would now describe myself as conservatively weird!!!


Toffeeapple said...

Very pretty! I think they would look very good worn with a plain jacket.

KC'sCourt! said...

The bracelets are absolutely lovely
Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

rusty duck said...

Lovely. You have a good weekend too, Simone. Jx

Paula said...

These are lovely, simple but very effective.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

They are lovely, everybody needs a bit of bling!!! :)
Happy weekend Simone,
Vivienne x

A garden just outside Venice said...

I haven't worn any jewellery for a good while, probably because i'm not having any style in clothes at the moment :(
Have a good weekend!

Helen Philipps said...

Beautiful bracelets, they would go with all sorts of outfits I think :) Wishing you a happy weekend, Simone.
Helen x

Rosie said...

They are very pretty, Simone. Hope you have a lovely weekend too:)

Lyn said...

clever you...macrama looking so good! xxx

greenthumb said...

They look great so pretty.

Judy Hartman said...

A sweet post, Simone.
I'll bet you look "arty", not weird!
I have never seen this type of bracelet, but you are so clever to be able to figure out how to make it! Very pretty!!xx