Monday, February 01, 2016

Macrame Jewelry and Accessories 35 gorgeous knotted projects to make and give by Lucy Hopping Review



A fresh and modern take on this ancient craft, here are 35 pretty and colorful macrame accessories to make.

Macrame is back! Adorn yourself with a gorgeous golden collar necklace, beaded bracelets, and boho-inspired earrings. Wrap your lucky stone in bright knots and make it into a pendant on a leather cord, turn your favorite fabric into a quirky macrame belt, or why not whip up sparkling friendship bracelets for all your friends, each one in a different color?

About the Author

Lucy Hopping has created a macrame project for every mood and outfit— there are chic and simple rings, a vivid feather necklace for festivals and carnivals, and delicate pearl and seed-bead bracelets to brighten up a work outfit or for a dinner date—each one will add a unique, hand-made touch to your wardrobe.

All the projects are made with easy-to-learn macrame techniques and many of them use basic materials, such as embroidery floss, yarn, ribbon, and beads. Start with the simplest projects, and as your skill level improves, move on to make complex designs, guided every step of the way by clear step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and useful hints and tips.

Lucy Hopping, an Art and Craft Product Developer in the toy industry, designs and develops kits to teach children various crafts, and regularly attends international trade fairs. She also makes stitched, crocheted and knitted products to sell at local craft fairs and via online craft websites. She is the author of 'Loopy Loom Rubber Band Animals', 'Rubber Band Bracelets’ and ‘Friendship Bracelets’, co-author of ‘Handmade Glamping’ and a contributor to ‘Crafting for Girls’, all published by CICO Books. She lives in Streatham, London, UK.

You can find out more here 

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- This book took me back to my sunday school days and learning just the basics of this craft.  I had no idea how many ways you can macrame.  The book has 35 ideas that range from basic to intricate.  This is a craft that my whole family would enjoy as it is easy to do and does not cost a lot of money.

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