Suzen Millodot illustrates the versatility of a few simple macrame techniques and creates twenty imaginative designs and great alternative ideas using braids, cords and beads. She includes patterns for two easy knots: the square knot and the lark's head knot, showing how to tie them in different ways using just four cords, and combines them with beads to make stylish necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Repeat one knot and complement the cord with contrasting beads to make eyecatching bracelets.Interweave cords of different colours and create trendy necklaces, or vary the position of the knots for an original look. This up to date look at macrame techniques offers crafters and jewellery makers fresh, inspirational ideas and takes an exciting look at a traditional craft. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by close up photographs of all the designs and material lists provide all the information needed to create beautiful jewellery. This title provides twenty great designs, twenty alternative colour schemes, clear step-by-step instructions that are easy and fun to make.
Suzen Millodot has always loved arts and crafts, and is the author of the very successful books Chinese Knots for Beaded Jewellery and Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewellery. She is an accomplished artist, having taught batik for many years in Canada, Hong Kong and Wales. She first developed a fascination for decorative knots whilst living in Wales and later in Hong Kong.Her jewellery now incorporates knots from all over the world and from all periods of history, and she complements the knots with unusual and exotic beads she has collected on her travels.She and her husband now live in Wales very close to their daughter and grandchildren. She occasionally teaches and continues to make original jewellery and wearable art using knots and macrame.