Macrame stone-wrapping

I’ve always wanted to find a good way to secure and exhibit an object for jewelry. Wire-wrapping was interesting but often clunky and attention-taking. But after a tip from an exhibitor I met at a show in Cambridge, I started exploring macrame techniques. Most of those were too clunky as well, but when I figured out the general concept I was able to develop a more delicate technique that worked for my projects.

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The stones are from my collection; I’ve picked them up on beaches here in New England as well as Long Island and North Carolina.

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On the last trip to North Carolina I also started playing with agglomerating stones together. The process is time-consuming but I’m enjoying how it’s coming out.

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One idea I’ve been playing with is to put them together in a larger necklace form, but there’s also other directions this could go as well.

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Macrame bracelets

It was certainly a long winter here, and I’m glad to be taking the summer to work on some new projects, including jewelry. I started making macrame bracelets for myself to wear and got pretty excited about working in interesting beads and loom beadwork.

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Some shots of the loom in use:

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I’ve posted one of the bracelets to Etsy—click here to see the listing, and stay tuned for more styles to come over the next few weeks!

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