July 28, 2014

It's a Micro Macrame Wrap, Matey

Nautical Micro Macrame wrap bracelet by Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame.

Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio makes some really fun beads - I have some of her scarabs and trilobites (two of my favorite geeky subjects) as well as some seashells.  Recently I purchased a set with a sailboat bead and some coordinating rounds and I wanted to run with the nautical theme.  

Nautical Micro Macrame wrap bracelet by Sherri Stokey.

I started out with a variation of the leafy micro macrame pattern I've been working with quite a lot lately and added some tiny seed beads at the ends of the rows.  I kind of like the way the beads outline the shapes.  

Ceramic beads by Diana Ptaszynski of Suburban Girl Studio.

After putting in a large red bead (also from Diana), I added a section of spiral knotting with some deep navy blue and red along with the medium blue I used in the first part.  Next came Diana's sailboat bead.  Two more of her beads and a little starfish dangle below the bead add a little movement to the piece.  

Knotted micro macrame bracelet by Knot Just Macrame.

The next section has two lamp work beads from Carolyn Conley of Beads by CC Designs
 in the shape of shells.  They are so pretty and  different than any of the glass work shell beads I've ever seen.  The red round bead is a match for the one I used earlier.

I'm rather proud of the last bit of knotting on this bracelet.  I wanted something in keeping with the nautical theme and for some reason the little pennants came to mind.  The little triangle shapes I ended up with seem to mimic that fairly well!

Knotted micro macrame bracelet by Knot Just Macrame with art beads by Suburban Girl Studio.

Did you notice the knotted rope clasp?  My friend Cory Tompkins made that for me just specifically for this piece!  The rest of it is just too special to end it with a boring clasp and when I asked her to come up with something, she made this!  I love it and I paired it with a simple brass hook to secure the bracelet.  

After all that, you know what the best part is?  Not only is this an awesome wrap bracelet, but it makes a pretty legit necklace, too!

Knotted micro macrame necklace in asymmetrical design.


7 comments:

  1. Awesome exploration of the theme and great design, Sherri :)

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  2. What a fun piece of jewelry with so many options. Awesome!

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  3. This was a great tour around the nautical bracelet/necklace. I really really like it.

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  4. Sherri this is awesome. I love each piece of this and the fact that it can be worn as a necklace or bracelet is a bonus. That rope clasp is super duper as well!!! Is is ceramic, fiber? Love is all.

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  5. How cool, Sherri! What a great design idea! (I love those Diana beads too!) :-)

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