February 5, 2015

Red, Red, Red

Micro macrame cuff bracelet in red by Sherri Stokey.

Red is my grandmother's favorite color and I just don't get it.  Aside from being the color of some wonderful fruits and vegetables, I can't see that it really has anything going for it.  Yes, I will always pick the red Kool Aid and eat the red fruit snacks first, but when it comes to jewelry, the red one is going to be one of my last choices.  

I did say back in this post, however, that I was going to try one more time to acquire a taste for the warmer colors and I did buy all these nice red beads.  And red cord.  I bought everything from Shanghai Red to Red Hot, from Ruby to Siam.  Surely, I could find some inspiration in all this:  

Red seed beads and nylon bead cord.

The micro macrame cuff at the top of this post is the first I made from my new stash.  I used the Poinsettia cord and matte frosted beads.  The beads got a little lost in the sea of red, but if you look closely, they have some nice color variation to them, including bits of orange.

Close up of macrame knotting by Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame.

A decent enough start for an anti-red person like myself, but with Valentine's Day looming, I really thought I could do better.  I've started on a new cuff and I really like how it's coming along.  Not only is it knotted in red cord, but the beads have pink and orange in them.  I'm embracing the warm colors.  Giving them a big ol' smooch right on the lips.  I am also playing with a new design with some fun curves.

Micro macrame cuff design from Knot Just Macrame.

Stay tuned!


  1. Like you, I often try to "embrace" colors I don't favor. But I haven't been able to do it with red yet--it gives me a headache. So I REALLY admire your determination!

  2. These cuffs are great. I like red, but usually mix it with black for contrast.

  3. I like the first 2 cuffs but the last one I love. I hope you make a tutorial for that one.

  4. I personally like red and wear it a lot, so I really love both of these red cuffs. These and all the cuffs are beautiful and cannot wait to make one.


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