A few weeks ago I was a winner in a giveaway at Dazzle-it page on Facebook. I got a booklet and two bobbins of Chinese knotting cord. Fernando DaSilva is the author of this booklet. He is also the (much) creative manager at Dazzle-it.
Está na moda a bijutaria com nós, quer seja macramé quer sejam outras técnicas, que podemos ver nas pulseiras da amizade, pulseiras do estilo shambala, entre outras. Pois neste livro, que recebi autografado (fiquei muito emocionada), o super talentoso e criativo Fernando DaSilva ensina alguns dos nós básicos desta milenar arte chinesa. Apresenta também projectos, explicados passo a passo. Fiz um desses - Infinity Bracelet (a pulseira infinito).
Making jewellery using knotting techiques is fashionable and trendy. Friendship bracelets, shamballa style bracelets, and macrame jewellery are in. In the booklet (mine was signed by the author - I felt honoured), the supertalented and creative Fernando DaSilva teaches some basic Chinese knots. Some projects are included too. From the projects I tried the Infinity Bracelet.
Depois dei largas à imaginação e criei uma pulseira e um colar.
Then I started to imagine my own projects and I created a bracelet and a necklace.
I've created three pieces where different Chinese knots are used. I still have many metres of cord that I'll use to learn other knots from the booklet which I highly recommend. Every knot is explained step by step with photos. Several basic knots are included. Some of these will be used when learning to tie more complex knots.
I hope you've liked my pieces. I love knots and I want to learn to tie all knots, all the ones from the booklet and many more. Do you like knotting with cord? What knots do you know?