Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Macrame Earrings by Amira Jewelry

I wore myself out writing a pattern yesterday, so today I'm having a little fun with show and tell.  A few weeks ago I made the mistake of clicking on an ad in the right margin of my Facebook profile.  Not only was I breaking one of my personal rules about ignoring such ads, but I also ended up stumbling upon a site that has become a major weakness.  That website is and I think I'm addicted.   

Fab is like an ever changing, international bazaar of eclectic and fun stuff.  They feature items ranging from handmade to techy, from jewelry to housewares and even furniture.  I can't resist taking a daily peek at the sales and one day I just had to buy these amazing earrings by Amira Jewelry.  These are macrame, but as you can see from her website, Amira also creates canvas and assemblage jewelry.  You can find her work in her store on Etsy as well.  I'm particularly drawn to her macrame pieces.  I love the colors she chooses and the clean, yet interesting designs.  The quality of work in my earrings depicts an attention to detail that you only find when someone takes true pride in their craft. 

I know it's uncool to draw others into your addictions, so beware of me today!  I'll let you decide whether or not to explore the enticements at  On the other hand, I would encourage you to check out this wonderful artist, Amira Mednick.  I notice she sells her work at the Portland Saturday Market.  I love the Portland Market and it makes me wonder if I've seen her work before.  This is just the sort of thing that would typically catch my eye.  Of course the Saturday Market is huge, so I guess I could have missed Amira's jewelry.  I'm glad I've found it now!


Trish said...

Hi! I know this is a long shot, but I was wondering if you know of a tutorial for this kind of earring? I know how to do the basic knot but I'm just starting at this trying to figure out how to make it change directions and also the middle "seam" is confusing me. I've got the string and everything, do you know where I could learn something like this? \thanks so much!! I love the site and all the dyeing tutorials!

Trish said...

oh - and my email is in case my google account didn't work there :)