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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Exploring Micro-Macramé

Now I know about macramé, and even took second place in the County fair one year for a large plant hanger, but I had never heard of micro-macramé until running across this charming ArtFire shop, Annika. After looking at a piece’s construction, I am reminded of friendship bracelets, but this jewelry designer has taken a unique twist on things and produced a line of incredibly attractive and artistic wearable art, incorporating beads and stones in her knotting. I am very impressed with her use of color and texture.

Annika is the author of Micro-Macrame: 30 Beaded Designs for Jewelry Using Crystals and Cords, which also has a British edition. She offers an autographed copy of her book along with a special treat. What a delightful Christmas present this would make for a crafty person on your list. If you are familiar with macramé knots, you may enjoy the challenge of The Aspen Choker, a fully illustrated how to PDF found on her website.

Annika knots up a storm in Washington, ships internationally, and has a website where you will find more of her amazing work. If you are interested in a custom-designed piece for a special occasion, please contact her and she will be happy to make your dream piece a reality.



7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love Micro-macrame and it's a techniqe I've always wanted to learn.

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  2. This is gorgeous. What a neat idea.

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  3. Beautiful. I havn't even heard of it. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  4. stunning! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday! all the best.

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  5. What lovely work this is! Had no idea macrame could be so beautiful :-)

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  6. this is new on me but very pretty and well done

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