April 20, 2014

Collaboration

Micro macrame cuff by Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame with leather snap clasp by Melinda Orr.

Melinda Orr of Melinda Orr Designs makes the most awesome components for jewelry makers in addition to her jewelry designs.  She does some amazing things with metal (I've had my eye on these textured components with patina forever), and now she's branching out into leather.  I was looking for a clasp that would work for micro macrame and just look what she came up with:

Textured and colored leather snap clasp by Melinda Orr.

Is that great, or what!?!  She was even kind enough to send me a couple and I won't lie... I was as excited as a kid on Christmas morning when they arrived.  I took my color cues from the green foliage pattern in the leather and paired that with the spring vibes I've been feeling and came up with a lilac color scheme.

Sinuous curves in micro macrame with snap clasp

This pattern takes a long time to knot and adding a bead in the center of each of the shapes drug that out into eternity.  I do think it was worth it, though. 

Knotted micro macrame bracelet in olive and purple.

Even the back side of the bracelet is cool:

Reverse side of micro macrame cuff with beads.

If you would like to try your hand at this pattern, you can find a version of it in my Marquise Micro Macrame Cuff class on CraftArtEdu.com.  If you are interested in some of Melinda's components, you will want to check out her shop.   I'll show you the other things she sent to me, but you have to promise not to be jealous.  Promise?

Leather components by Melinda Orr of Melinda Orr Designs.

Those little circles?  Those are OWL EYES!!! How cool is that!  I can't wait to try them out in an owl design.  And I definitely will be ordering more clasps!

Micro macrame cuff by Sherri Stokey with leather snap clasp by Melinda Orr.

11 comments:

  1. This bracelet is gorgeous, I love it and lots of beads. Beautiful.

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  2. Love your designs. I'm also lusting after some of Melinda Orr's components - both metal and leather.

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  3. Fantastic design! I love Melinda's leather designs and love what you did with this bracelet

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    1. Thank you! I think the two really compliment one another well <3

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  4. Love that pattern! Gorgeous clasp. Everything came together beautifully!!

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  5. Beautiful bracelet! The clasp is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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