Macrame and More by MelanieR at Etsy.com is a shop named for its owner and artist Melanie, a native North Carolinian. Along with the custom penciled portrait art work of her husband Claudiu who hails from Romania, visitors to this Etsy shop will find the Knotted Art-N-Wear working of one very crafty elementary school art teacher and mom of two. This shop is fun, funky, quirky, and retro all the way. Among the 100 plus items for sale you will find macrame and beaded bracelets, earrings, hair clips, necklaces and more. Many feature glass pendants or bead work and different colored or natural hemp, floss, or cords woven together to create a natural and earthy accessory. You can even find the occasional macrame wall hanging.
Melanie and Claudiu have an active family, playing sports such as soccer. Team spirit is an inspiration for some of Melanie's creations. Looking to wear your school colors? Melanie takes custom orders for school or team color fan bracelets in this fun zigzag woven design. At only $5.00, these are a great deal for back to school care packages! Melanie also crochets so you never know what crocheted creations you might find in her store as well. One of her featured crochet designs in the store right now are crocheted hoop earrings with lightweight colorful circles on a sterling silver earring. If you are looking for a unique gift idea a penciled portrait by Claudiu is a unique treasure. Contact the shop for more information and pricing on portraits.
Another great find at Macrame and More by MelanieR is her Egyptian coil spiraled jewelry in either sterling silver or copper wire. Melanie sent me a set of these creations in a bracelet and ring to review. I love the lightweight feel of the bracelet and how the coils mold to the shape of my wrist. The texture is fun to feel and this bracelet looks different than any other jewelry I own. I like pairing this set with silver and gold pieces I currently own to make a trendy three metal mix that I've seen in magazines lately. I once was Cleopatra for Halloween and these pieces would have gone great with that costume, they would also pair well with a Greece or Roman theme. You can also find these pieces on colored metals in the shop as well; like the purple and green bracelets that would make excellent accessories for a Halloween witch. They are great for everyday as well and Melanie also has a variety of rings to match, many with an added jewel, she also make other great beaded wire jewelry such as this bracelet:
Enter to win this pair of copper spiral wire earring with turquoise beads, a $15 value, by Macrame & More by MelanieR,
in the North Carolina Artisans Event