I enjoy making things for myself. So I have decided to help out those who feel the same way.
I have added four new pattern designs to my Etsy Store Front.
There are two great shoulder purses. These purse designs are the best. Once made, they will last a lifetime. The shoulder straps are worked through the entire purse for durability and strength. Easy to maintain; just toss into the clothes washer and air dry. With macrame cord, the colors do not fade, so it keeps its good looks always.
If you are looking for a project to enjoy this summer, then take a peek at the other two pattens added. They are two versions of the same hanging macrame chair. One I have made for myself and the other I will be working on soon.
I hope one of these patterns will spark a bit of DIY in you.
Thank you for your interest in Macrame Purse. Hopefully I will be adding new ideas soon. This past year has been taken up with other types of crafts. Please check them out on SideCapers Crafts.
Again thank you for your views.
I receive emails from people all over who would like to take the time to make something they see and like for themselves. I can relate to this.
Over the last two years, I have come across different ideas that appeal to me and I want to have a go. I do not want to ask specifics of the designer, so I set out at trial and error until I accomplish it. I will watch Youtube videos or do searches on the web for the details.
So I have added a new section to my Etsy store. This is for the Do It Yourself ‘r who wants to roll up their sleeves and make it their own. Or take the original and modify it for something bigger.
For now I have started with two patterns for purchase. If there is a design you are interested in that you would like to see made into a pattern from MacramePurse, let me know. Check out the Gallery for ideas. I am still available to customer create something for you if you wish.
I receive many people requesting a special order purse. I have a form that you should initially fill out to start the process.
Comment on additional features:
Delivery City and State-to determine shipping cost:
Shipping Preference-UPS, FedEx USPS or other:
Gallery picture ID # :
Purse Body-Length x Width-do not include strap length:
Flex Frame opening size:
Cord Thickness- macrame cord (6mm 1 inch sq knot) (4mm 1/2 inch sq knot) :
Color(s)-refer to Available Colors page for macrame only:
Strap Length-shoulder to purse top:
There are two items on this form that I would like to take a little time to talk about. One is the difference between the cord thicknesses. In the case of macrame cord, the higher the number, the thicker the cord. This means that it will take less knots to produce a specific size or if the same number of knots are produced, the item will be bigger than a smaller millimeter cord.
The strength and durability is the same but the item has a slightly different texture when you use a smaller cord.
The smaller cord allows a tighter and smoother look, but does need a style that will help stabilize a larger item. The larger cord has the same uniformity but has a thicker look to it and has the ability to stand on its own when the item grows in size. You can take a 6mm cord purse and give it a little push down from the top rim and in most cases the bottom will hold the purse upright without help.
The second item I would like to address is the Available Colors on the form. This website has a page labeled as such to give you reference to what colors are still around for me to use. Take a look at this page or click the link toward the top of the Order form before ordering. It is best to give me the exact color name that you prefer. If you are not sure of the color representation, let me know and hopefully I can show you a purse in the Gallery that uses that color for reference.
Because these are individually made, I want to ensure that you are happy with the finished piece. I would suggest that you measure your phone and any other item that you would like a special pocket made and enter this information in the last area of the form.
One last thought. These purses are strong, durable and easy to maintain. I wash my purses in my front loading washer and pull the liner up, setting it outdoors to dry when I can or just in the house during the winter months. They dry in no time. The only difference are the flex frame purses. These should be washed with a towel wrapped around so the frame does not bang into the sides of your washer; wash on delicate. Also remove any glass ornaments before washing like the picture above on the right; they can be reattached after.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I will be more than happy to get back to you.
It has come to my attention that there is a website that houses a dictionary of collections; it is called The Collectionary. It houses hundreds of different Collectionaries that you can join.
They have expert collectors called moderators that help add items to each collection under that category. The site offers history, facts or unique attributes regarding a particular collectible or item. It allows you to find the places you can find the item; whether it is new or something you remember from when you were younger.
Purses Collectionary carries many high end purses. Maybe sometime in the near future MacramePurses will be one of their collections.
Let me know if you found anything you were looking for at the collectionary.
This has been an interesting adventure. I have learned many things.
I know that I have been absent in the last 9 months; but I think I may be coming back slowly this year.
Much attention has been spent on our Aquaponics project last year and it will continue this spring.
I had forgotten it was our anniversary, but an additional surprise was the amount of hits the site continues to get. So the interest is still there, I like that, 30,000 hits and counting.
Thank you all for stopping by to look around and I hope to have the time to pick things back up this year.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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Thanks for a great 2012!
Looking forward to the next 12 months!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.
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Please help me welcome – Inspired For You – to WordPress.
Inspired For You is a multi business establishment that has over 40 local artists under one roof in our city. They now all come together under one WordPress roof.
This site is still a bit under construction, but it has a good start in showcasing all the different Blog sites, Facebook pages, individual websites and Etsy pages each artist belongs too. For those who do not have a site of their own, they will have their own feature page .
Now after the store’s first Open House last week, we are gearing up for the holidays.
So stop in from time to time and visit our artist family. Sign up for blog updates, view and Like the artist Facebook pages located in the horizontal menu at Inspired For You. Click on the Products tab and see a small sample of products sold in the store. Also visit Inspired For You – Facebook page and see the newest artist or featured sale.
Here is the newest littest macrame purses.
I had a few rings laying around the craft room and decided to put them to good use. These are made with 5″ plastic rings. The rings are a couple of different colors, some with a marble look to them. You can see each one individually and up close in the Gallery.
We have brown/tan, plum/ivory, cactus/ivory, jade/ivory, black/shadow, almond/pearl, smokey/forest and brownie in the color choices. Each one is lined and measures approximately 7″ wide x 6-7″ long.
What do you think? Would you use something this small for a cocktail party, casual or are they better used for a child?
Until the next brainstorm,