Micro Macramé Basics & Beyond Knotted Jewelry with Beads

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/7/2014
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
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Micro macramé is the technique of making tiny knots with cords that are much thinner than those used in the traditional macramé art of the ‘60s and ‘70s. With 15 projects, this book turns any novice jewelry maker into a master of this emerging technique. Many of the projects are bracelets, which are popular and quick to work up, but this illustrated guide also includes a variety of necklaces and other beautiful projects. With a focus on techniques, this book also teaches jewelry makers how to incorporate beads and crystals into their macramé jewelry to make each piece their own, taking macramé from a craft to an art.

Author Biography

Raquel Cruz’s many years as a graphic designer are evident in her beautifully proportioned jewelry and clear illustrations. Popular for her online jewelry-making tutorials, she lives in Huntingburg, IN.

Table of Contents


Getting Started
• Terminology, knots, and knot “shorthand” (abbreviations)
• Materials & tools
• Common techniques & tips: Sliding knot clasp, passive knots technique, crossing two cords to tie DHHk over them, adding an extension chain/bead dangles

Section 1: Fast & Easy
Delicious Arm Candy Bracelets
Double Rainbow of Color Necklace
Curvy Mother-of-Pearls Bracelet

Section 2: Mastering the Basics
Petals in Autumn Bracelet
Whimsical Wheels Earrings
Window Glass Necklace
Antiqued Copper Caviar Bracelet

Section 3: Intermediate Knotting
Vision in White Bracelet
Splendor in the Loom Bracelet
Shades of the Sea Bracelet
Sandy Beach in Paradise Bracelet
Lovely Cycle Bracelet
Wrapped Aztec Treasure Bracelet
Colorful Flower Brooch

Section 4: Cavandoli Technique
Cavandoli Ends
Cavandoli Bezels Bracelet

Section 5: Margaretenspitze technique
Sparkling Waves
A Real Sweetheart

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