Here are the latest bracelets, made using gemstones and glass beads. Above is one made for a friend at work because her daughter 'borrowed' the one I had originally made for her birthday. I did make one for her daughter too. It is made using botswana agate and grey agate and the small stones on the ends are zebra jasper. I found it quite tricky to get the cord through the gemstones as the drill holes were quite small, but found enough for this bracelet.
The other two here are blue sandstone (back left) which is glass with beautiful sparkles inside it, like the night sky. I think it is made by infusing copper into the glass, but am not sure. It is a beautiful thing though. This is just knotted in between each stone, but I am not sure the cord will be very long lasting. (I may end up taking it apart and making it into a bracelet with beading wire). The one in front is aquamarine and amazonite and has a lovely fresh look to it. The turquoise blue cord works well with the stones, I think. I am really enjoying using macrame in jewellery making. I have now received my clay roller too, so will have another try at polymer clay over the weekend.