Macrame: a Summer Classic!

A student at Beadworks during a macrame class using druzy gemstone beads

Macrame for Easy and Fun Projects!

When you hear the word macrame, you might think of 70’s wall hangings and puka shells. I’m here to tell you that macrame can be modern and cool! It’s a great technique to incorporate into your handmade jewelry. Since it’s so easy to learn, it makes the perfect Summer project and it can be great for kids too!

The technique is gaining a lot of popularity lately because of its versatility. You can use a number of different strings and add charms and gemstone beads to make it unique. A stack of knotted bracelets makes the perfect poolside accessory. Plus, you won’t have to worry about them getting wet. If you use leather cord, your bracelets become soft over time, giving them a nice broken-in feeling.

Stop by Beadworks before you leave for your summer vacation and pick up all the supplies you need to create some macrame jewelry that is uniquely you!