If you’re old enough, you may remember the 70’s when macrame meant adornments that were thick and chunky. It conjures up visions of knotted plant hangers everywhere, and those knotted lamps- doesn’t it? Scary! Thank heavens that these knotted designs have been rejuvenated in today’s trendy styles with fine weight cords, wonderful hot beads, and even wire.
Check out the ways the new macrame has been updated. First, The Quiet Lion teaches how to make those gemstone beads shine with textural symmetry! Next, Cynthia Shaffer elevates those knots with ribbon and clear beads. I think it would be fun to attach cabochons or cameos on the ribbon spaces in her tutorial. Then, Monica and Cindy show how to use micro-macrame square knots around any bead. Finally Erica uses a sliding knot that she says would work great on fashion charms.
Let these designers inspire you make something “knotty” today!
Chan Luu Single Wrap Macrame Bracelet
“What’s great about them is that they use simple macrame techniques to produce different results, this time with the addition of beads!”
Macrame Elevated: Bracelet Tutorial
” I was just playing around here … grabbed my hemp yarn, some clear glass beads and hand dyed some rayon ribbon, and sat down to try and elevate the art of macrame.”
Easy Macrame Bracelet Tutorial
“They’re very simple to make and depending on the cord and beads you choose, you can design them to suit your style. They also make great gifts because of the somewhat adjustable length on the sliding clasp.”
Original Source : http://smittenbyaknot.com/2011/01/01/easy-macrame-bracelet-tutorial/
DYI Sliding Knot Bracelet
“Today I’ll be showing you how to make a sliding knot bracelet with an evil eye charm, which is thought to protect against negative energy and evil powers. And whether you’re superstitious or not, this is a super simple method which can be applied to any connector or charm!”
How have you updated your knots with these hot new trends? We’d love to see!