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!!!


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

  2. The bracelets are absolutely lovely
    Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

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

  4. These are lovely, simple but very effective.

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

  6. 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!

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

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

  9. clever you...macrama looking so good! xxx

  10. 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


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