Handmade micro macramé jewellery and shimmering insects

Let me introduce Yen with her wonderful micro macramé jewellery and her shimmering insects, made in bead embroidery technique.

Handmade micro macramé collier with Sodalite

Yen has been a creative soul since high school, but the moment when she turned her craftsmanship into a full time work was, when it dawned on her in the last year of university, she is just not cut out for office work - but the office is where she might end up if she doesn't act fast.
So she combined her innate interest in minerals, insects and handicrafts to send her spirit on a creative journey. A leap of faith if you like, that took place by the end of 2018.

Yen, making beautiful jewellery

The heart of Yen's creations is micro macramé - a technique to make jewellery from string and hundreds, if not thousands of tiny, little knots. Embedded in this intricate knotwork lie semi-precious stones: rose quartz, labradorite, lapis lazuli, picture jasper and you name them.

Shimmering moths in bead embroidery technique

This is another speciality of Yen: She really knows her stones, from the scientific point of view as well as the spiritual.

At the arts and crafts fair

All her products are made by her own hands, from prototyping, the actual creation of the item until package design.

Everything designed, created and advertised by one person

Personally, I like micro macramé jewellery, but what really strikes a chord with me are her beadwork/bead embroidered bugs, moths and spiders. The shiny colours really bring these insect brooches to life like no other.
I hope our insect lovers find this article and the beaded insects in our shop, because they deserve to be seen and recognized.

Micro Macramé is a very special form of jewellery art

So, whether you are interested in Yen's micro macramé jewellery or bead-embroidered moths and spiders, feel free to visit us this spring/summer at Avanova/RealiTea, Schallmooser Hauptstraße 21, Salzburg!

Here you can see in images, how a beautiful micro macramé collier comes into existence:

A beautiful micro macramé collier coming to life

Skilled hands make stunning jewellery

Slowly the collier is taking shape

The end result: A true piece of art, hand- and heartmade by Yen

In our series of articles "From Hand to Heart" we would like to introduce not only ourselves with our little tea house and concept store in Salzburg, but also our partners in Vietnam, Italy and Austria. Because we believe that hand- and heartmade products are worth to be seen and recognized for their quality, value and sustainability.

A few more impressions

Quality handmade jewellery - micro macramé
Hand embroidery with beads - creating shimmering insects, beautiful like a moonlit fairy dance
Micro macramé bracelet with moonstone
Purple micro macramé bracelet, designed with heart and made by hand
Macrame earrings like an immersive fairytale
Where dreams are made
Micro macrame bracelet in the making - imagine how many hundreds, if not thousands of tiny knots!
Diverse earrings, hand-knotted with a variety of different spirit stones.
The creation of a butterfly
The art of creating a butterfly brooch
Art and Creation, from hand to heart

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