December 16, 2013

Busy Busy Busy

Micro macrame bracelet in raku colors by Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame

I don't know about you, but I'm running myself ragged this month trying to keep up with everything.  Between work and family, decorating and shopping, I feel like there aren't enough hours in the day.  Macrame is my relaxation.  My "me" time.  I haven't been able to do as much as I'd like with all the other things, but I did manage to make a really pretty bracelet this weekend.  It's done in colors pulled from my "raku" color palette:

raku color palette in beads and cord

I've worked mostly with the colors found on the right side of this pile, so just to challenge myself a bit, I set out to work from the left side.  The colors there are more of the olive greens and the coppery golds and oranges.  I tried.  Really I did!  I finally had to add a bit of navy to get something to suit me:

Olive, orange and navy micro macrame work in progress

You wouldn't think it came from the same pile of beads, would you?  

If you missed the other pieces that rose from this mound, you can find those posts here and here and here.  And if you're looking for me, I'll be in the kitchen making candy and cookies and cheese balls for our family get-together this weekend!  


  1. "I don't know about you, but I'm running myself ragged this month trying to keep up with everything."--YES! I have been so tired and still have two more market days ahead of me... Please take some time for yourself or you'll feel terrible when you should be enjoying time with your family & friends.

    I love the raku colors bracelet--you nailed it with that palette. I immediately thought of raku *before* I read the name.

    1. Thank you!! This is the nicest compliment: " I immediately thought of raku *before* I read the name." :D

  2. The play of colours is absolutely brilliant, Sherri!

    Enjoy your Christmas candy, and hope the season brings many blessings to you and yours!

  3. Yes, it is now time to take care of yourself and enjoy the weekend with family. You have taken care of us, now take care of yourself and your family. Time for all of us to do this. You have an uncanny ability to put colors together. These just burst and are beautiful. Have a Merry Christmas.

  4. The first bracelet is amazing! Wonderful colors!

  5. Gorgeous!! i really, really love the colors in the first one. Can i ask where you buy your cord? i purchased some off of amazon, buy it's not the right stuff. i'm still able to use it in some of the necklaces i do, but i can't melt the knots so i don't think it's waxed polyester, it's more like linen or something. thanks!


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