Have you wanted to try making micro macrame jewelry yourself, but were afraid you would end up with something that looks like this:
Not to worry, I'm here to help (and that's not "help" like "I'm from the government, I'm here to help." I have tutorials and classes to teach you how to knot beautiful jewelry pieces. Really! The tutorials available for instant download in my Etsy shop include step by step instruction and lots of clear, close up photos like these:
The Micro Macrame Braids Bracelet is probably the easiest tutorial I offer. I use square knots (you might remember those from summer camp!) for a fun and easy project. The only part that some people find challenging is the ending - larks head knots around a split ring. And just in case you should have any problem with that, I did a post here on my blog with videos - I really want you to succeed!
Once you've learned the closure bit, and you're ready for the next challenge, you have several from which to choose: the Leaves and Hydrangea bracelets introduce the use of the DHH (double half hitch knot) used extensively in my patterns. Again, if you're stumped you can refer to this post where I've included videos on making double half hitch knots both from right to left and from left to right! A little more challenging, my Curves Bracelet tutorial uses only DHH knots again, but this time you have to do a little fancy footwork. Nothing too difficult, but it will require a little more of your attention.
Then, just because it's macrame and there's nothing that says macrame more than an owl, I have a tutorial for a Micro Macrame Owl Pendant. This one uses an assortment of knots and a little picking up and dropping of cords to make this cute pendant. You learn a little something and you get a cute owl at the end: win-win!
Are you still on the fence about another DIY project? Having flashbacks of your attempt at hanging wallpaper or installing tile in the shower (they make it look SO easy on TV)? Relax! Here's what folks on Etsy are saying about my tutorials:
"I recently purchased several tutorials and a kit from KnotJustMacrame and I have to say I am delighted! Never have I seen such clear instructions along with incredibly clear close-up photos. Just wonderful! I am excited to have completed a lovely bracelet the first time through! Thank you so much!"
"Exactly as great as described. I also ordered the tutorial and it's very thorough and easy to follow. Highly recommend!"
"I love this bracelet. Very easy to follow directions. Well written with lots of photos! Very happy with my purchase!""This was my first attempt at micro macramé and I was pretty pleased with my efforts - excellent tutorial, thank you."
I also have quite a few classes available at CraftArtEdu.com if you prefer the a more classroom style learning environment. I can't come to your home and teach you, but this really is the next best thing. CraftArtEdu's platform allows me to integrate narration and video into my classes along with the same great still photographs and step by step instruction. You won't be disappointed. These classes go hand in hand with the tutorials I offer on Etsy and the skill levels are marked so you know exactly what to expect from your class.
Are you still here? What are you waiting for? Go! Learn!! Have FUN!