Last fall when Jewelry Stringing magazine had submission calls for the 2013 spring issue, I was drawn to their Coachella Chic palette with it's bright and bold hues of gold, turquoise, raspberry pink, green and a spicy orange. The palette named for the annual Coachella California music festival rekindled the hippie in me and inspired me to take out the macrame cord and get knotting. Stringing suggested creating something with a tribal or ethnic flare.
I started by making a simple square knot pattern with turquoise and gold hemp, and weaving in some of my Clayworksnh stoneware coins, stoneware golden beech leaves, and finishing it with a matching toggle I made from stoneware clay as well. Some vintage fuschia wooden beads I recycled from some of my "fair finds" added some extra "oomph" and I completed the palette with some green and gold ceramic washers. Some vintage feathers and a little dancing tribal charm put the perfect finishing touch for a very fun to wear piece.