My name is Raquel Cruz, I am an artist that loves macramé, graphic designer, teacher, and the author of several micro macramé tutorials. I live in a friendly town in Indiana with my husband and my two daughters.
I learned macramé through an art class in Middle School. I never knew that jewelry, other than the common friendship bracelets, could be made using the technique, until the day I came across a book on Micro-Macramé at the local library and from that day on I fell in love with what could be made using the almost forgotten technique.
A few years ago I decided to focus on being a micro macramé jeweler. Since then I have been making and selling my jewelry in local boutiques, craft shops and markets.
Also, I am working in a book for the Micro macramé enthusiasts who want to venture out and try more complex macramé projects without them being too difficult to complete.
It helps to have a background of graphic design like I have had for many years, because I can take a simple idea and shape it into something gorgeous. It is with this experience that I am able to work up clear illustrations for my projects that I think will attract readers to it.