February 2, 2010

Macrame~It's Not Just Made For Hanging Plants!

Macrame is a form of textile making using knotting rather than weaving. I thought that this would tie into my last blog entry on the nautical look for spring and summer!!! (get it.....TIE into;-) Sailors have been known to make decorative macrame items at sea such as hammocks, belts, and knife holders. They would trade or sell their masterpieces when they landed ashore.

Anyway, I never really thought about how beautiful macrame could be until I saw what Irina did on Project Runway last season. See how beautiful this looks as this model is walking away? It really makes a gorgeous statement that I have not forgotten!

It also adds a nice pop of color!


The earrings below to the left are actually wire macrame. Brilliant!

<<<<This clutch is by one of my all time favorite handbag designers Lauren Merkin.

1 comment:

Sherin said...

I'm loving this! It looks so cool.