About me and my art…
Knots are the heart & soul of my artwork. I discovered a love for knotting when I was a teenager in Florida, creating macramé jewelry and wall hangings from driftwood and shells gathered on the beach. In 1986 I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico with my husband Jeff. In a town abounding with vibrant art, I was inspired to pursue my artwork full time designing fiber and bead jewelry.
This website features my one of a kind necklaces and fiber sculptures. My primary materials include waxed linen and nylon cord, beads, wire, and metal. I use a variety of techniques including beadwork, soutache embroidery, wrapping, wirework, metalwork, and knotting (of course!). Cavandoli, a type of knotwork which resembles tapestry weaving, is featured in much of my work. All of the pieces are my own original designs made with devotion, love, and countless hours of work!
For more than 30 years, I’ve exhibited my jewelry in art fairs, galleries, magazines and on the web, and have taught the fundamentals of knotted jewelry in workshops throughout the country. I offer a fresh perspective on macramé through my books Micro-Macramé Jewelry, Wired Micro-Macramé Jewelry, Micro-Macramé Jewelry Vol. II, Margaretensptize Designs for Jewelry and my DVD Micro-Macramé & Cavandoli Knotting. If you’re interested in learning more about this technique, visit my website, Micro-MacrameJewelry.com which offers cords, kits, tutorials, and books.
In Santa Fe, you can see my work at Handwoven Originals located inside the Inn at Loretto.
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All of my available pieces are listed under Current Work.