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Spectacular Macrame Jewelry


Macramé is a stitch that requires knotting, rather than weaving. Going way back, long before the 1970's made it a fashion statement that spread into home decor with owls and plant holders, it is believed to originate around the 1300's by Arab weavers.

It was popular with sailors who would decorate knives and wine bottles, while at sea, for trade when they reached new towns. This helped spread the technique globally. It was most popular during the Victorian Era. Homes were filled with macramé blankets, table cloths, draperies and wall hangings. 

Making its resurgence in the 2000's, Danielle Welmond has created some spectacular updated and exquisitely crafted weaved pieces. Above are hoops and a bracelet with sterling beads incorporated into the weave.


For Sheffield School students who love weaving techniques, these are some alternative ideas for setting stones. Whether you use rocks like Little Owl or decide to wrap a beautiful gem stones like HyppieChic on Etsy these are not only interesting to look at but can get you inspired. 

These colorful bracelets were found on Marta Mccall's blog by an unknown artist. I thought they were quite impressive but I have no idea how they were made.


This beautiful wrap bracelet by Chan Luu reminds me of friendship bracelets from the 70's that are remade in an upscale way for grown ups. 


Are you interested in taking a great jewelry design course and learning more about how to make your own jewelry or get started professionally in this creative field? Sheffield School began as an Interior Design school in 1985, and then expanded our course offerings to train people in other design-related fields, including Feng ShuiWedding and Event Planning, and Jewelry Design. With thousands of active students and more than 50,000 graduates, Sheffield has trained more design professionals than any school in the world.

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  • Reader Comments (16)

    This beautiful wrap bracelet by Chan Luu reminds me of friendship bracelets from the 70's that are remade in an upscale way for grown ups.
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    August 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFloristeria Yafra
    Wauw verry nice bracelet from Marta. And my answer on the question: Don't you think we could knit (and/or felt) something like these and embroider them up in Spring colors? hell yeahh
    August 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRimpels
    good Jewelry collection. enjoy this post to read. Thanks for sharing
    August 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt | Astoria Gym
    Beautiful. I have no words
    wow! an inspirational ideas! cant wait for another jewelry post :)
    September 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterangetan
    Very creative and beautiful.
    October 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFirenze Jewels
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    Nice and lovable,Great set of creative work thanks alot for sharing
    December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertait david
    Impressive designs a must for everyone who is into this business.I am pretty much sure so many got inspired by your designs...
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