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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Technique For Me - Micro-Macrame

I admire micro-macrame - I think it is beautiful and delicate and I've wanted to do it for some time.  A few years ago, I bought a book thinking I could learn from it, but couldn't.  I recently saw a bracelet in Sherri Stokey's etsy shop, KnotJustMacrame, that I just had to have.  She told me of some on-line courses and yesterday I signed up for the beginning one.  The learning project was this bookmark.  I was challenged to find beads that would fit on the Chinese knotting cord that I used because it is just a little bigger than what the pattern called for, but I have trouble seeing and need to learn on something a bit bigger.    Anyway, I am tickled that I finished a micro-macrame project.  Now, I just need to practice, practice, practice.

That is one of the fun things about being a jewelry designer -- there are so many different mediums and techniques to work with.  I am looking forward to adding more micro-macrame to my jewelry designs.

I'm sorry, I meant to put the website where I took the class and it completely slipped my mind.  I took the beginning knot class, I think she calls it "Just Knots" by Joan Babcock.  At $15.00 I sure feel like I got my money's worth. 

9 comments:

BackstoryBeads said...

I so want to learn this! And your bookmark has inspired me to go in search of a class. Today. (I also purchased a book on this technique, and although I can usually pick something up from written instructions, I gave up on it, too.)

BackstoryBeads said...

Thanks for the additional information on the classes by Joan Babcock - her amazingly detailed pieces are what drew me to this artform. I just clicked the link to her site and am so excited about her class offerings.

Kepi said...

I love learning new techniques as well. I can see this working into your designs so well, can't wait to see more projects from you, I so admire your work.

AliMc said...

Looks great! Thanks for the link, I have been admiring Sherri's work and looking for an online tutorial but haven't found much.

Geneva said...

Thanks for sharing the link. That's a cute bookmark!

Sherri Stokey said...

YAY for you!! Great job on the bookmark!

Anonymous said...

Very nice work Jean. I love it.
vickie

Alice said...

Wow, you did a great job on your first piece! I loved to macrame in high school. Of course that was plant hangers with jute, not tiny strings as you show here. Thanks for the link. I think I just might try my hand at this technique.

potterygirl1 said...

Great Bookmark Miss Jean! I have a book I purchased a few years ago showing this technique and have never tried it.