Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Hemp bracelet or anklet - macrame jewelry - white with colorful glass beads
(CLICK on photo to learn more about this creation)

When you pay a visit to the KNOT SHOP on Etsy, you will see that Shannon takes hemp/macrame beaded jewelry to a new level. Her designs include beaded bracelets, ribbon bracelets, anklets, necklaces and more.

Read below to learn a bit more about this macrame jewelry artist.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

Mi amore who is my inspiration.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

In horticulture classes, I learned about the value of growing and using hemp for our environment. It’s eco-friendliness is the main reason I chose this fiber. It is also durable and I want my pieces to last. Hemp is the second strongest natural fiber available. The first? Human hair. I chose hemp.

What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

I enjoy playing with the sparklies! (beads), I enjoy the meditative nature of the knotting. The best is seeing others gain enjoyment from my creations.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

A pumpkin. As they grow, these guys spread out and demand more and more space each day.

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

Acrylic paint on canvas. Macrame is an outlet for the craftsman in me. Painting, the artist.

Hemp bracelet or anklet - macrame jewelry - Rasta design

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What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

Hemp! Not just for hippies!

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

If you build it, they will come.

Shannon, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and your creative use of hemp in your jewelry designs.

To see and learn more about Shannon's jewelry, be sure to visit her links listed below.





earthexpressions said...

Great shop, original jewelry designs :) Great work Shannon!

saintNICHOLAStoo said...

Nice shop! Great jewelry!