Sunday, August 16, 2009

Marion's Jewels in Fibers

It wasn’t until the other day that I realized the name of my book “Micro-Macramé: 30 Beaded Designs for Jewelry Using Crystals and Cords” was probably derivative of the Jewels in Fiber website and blog created by Marion Hunziker-Larsen. Subconsciously I must have translated Jewels in Fiber into Crystals and Cords, and it’s no wonder I did so; if you have never perused her website, blog and store, you’ve missed out on a real treat. I have long been a fan of her exquisite artwork and love that she has put together a storefront on the internet specializing in all of those hard-to-find items for creating micro-macramé and kumihimo.

She has the most comprehensive selection of cording used for knotting on a miniature scale; no more hunting the web and having to order from a myriad of places. She features Nylon #18 C- Lon, D&E Nylon (Mastex), Conso and my favorite Tuff Cord, all in several choices of colors. Additionally, you can find 12 colors of rattail – also known as satin cord - for doing Chinese knotting or larger scale macramé jewelry and belts. She’s got findings for kumihimo, and hard to find tools like reamers, awls, macramé boards and Beadsmart’s Thread Burner as well as adhesives like G-S hypo cement. Take a look at the jewelry kits she offers, too. And for artists outside North America – Marion regularly ships overseas.
But Marion’s store is only one aspect of this very talented lady’s online contribution. Her website’s gallery displays delicate examples of her own jewels in fiber, from the intricacies of multi-colored Japanese kumihimo cording she has created to suspend pendants to neckpieces where stone cabochons sit framed by rows and rows of tiny macramé knots.

Marion also offers several of her pieces for sale, from rings to earrings to bracelets. A word of advice to jewelry lovers – snap up at least a couple of pieces of Marion’s artwork; they’re beautifully wrought collectors’ items.


  1. I might not have found Marion's web site if not for your book listing her as a source for supplies. Marion's work is an inspiration! And she certainly does have a well stocked online store. Great review.

  2. Ola! Annika
    dei uma passadinha porque estava com saudades.
    Sua postagem está divina., Parabéns!!!
    Bjos no coração e boa semana,
    Teresa Grazioli

  3. Annika, these are so pretty, you are really very creative and your talent is gifted!! Amazing work !!

    Good luck with more work!!

  4. Kamo - the jewelry pieces featured in this last blogpost are those of Marion Hunziker-Larsen!

  5. Oh, yes, Marion is so very talented. I despair of ever reaching her level.

    I have been buying my cord from her myself for about 2 years and she not only offers a wide range of supplies for micro macrame, she also provides excellent customer service. I cannot say enough about her.