macramed bracelets

One thing that turns many people off from feminism is that it’s more crowded with middle-class white women than a Sarah McLachlan concert. Not because they’re afraid of homemade jewelry – although you do not wanna catch a macrame bracelet to the eye, trust me on this one – but because these middle-class white women tend to brush off the unique struggles of working-class and/or non-white women, which are like a triple-crotch punch of discrimination.

Take the wage gap. Women are paid 79 cents on the dollar compared to men – if they’re white. It’s worse for Native women, worse still for African-American women, and worst of all for Latina women (who only make 54 cents on the dollar).

And that’s not all. Most women in general are in service or clerical jobs, but a white woman is more likely than a woman of color to work in a professional or managerial capacity. Women of color are also significantly less likely to be promoted. This all amounts to less money, more hours, and fewer opportunities for time off. When white feminists don’t understand this, it creates situations like what I saw at the Women’s March in Seattle: a woman yelled to the crowd that she wished she could join us, but unfortunately, she had to go to work. The women in the crowd, some of whom would no doubt be confronted by their bosses with some damning news footage come Monday, told her to just call in sick. It didn’t even occur to them that, for hourly wage slaves, calling in sick might mean getting fired, or that she just can’t afford to skip those eight (or 10 or 12) hours. They might as well ask a person with no legs “Why don’t you just stand up?”

Ignorance is one thing, but many white feminists don’t even try to understand. 

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Colorful Rainbow Bracelet Tutorial >
This bracelet looks good from both sides and its easy to make.

Athens the Spider Woman

(So I was making some macrame wrapped stone bracelets and thought to myself ‘If only I had arms like a spider" then this happened)

No one knows when she appeared in the Fiber Art’s back closet. Well it used to be just a closet, its now about the size of one of the dorms. Its become a rite of passage for art students to go into the room to give her something they’ve made. Those who have been inside say that she stays in the shadows. That a swarm of spiders formed a humanoid shape, took whatever they made, bowed and returned to the shadows.One girl said that she saw her face. That she had six eyes that shown like beetle wings and that she draped herself in red shawl. Its rumored that this shawl was the first gift ever given to her.

The student’s have come to call her Athens. She seems friendly enough, the only time someone got hurt was when they talked about the Myth of Arachne. Athens shot out from the closet, bit him,and returned to her home just as fast.  He nearly died but someone was smart enough to call the hospital. (He still has a scar) 

If you leave warm tea, caramels or a box of feeder mice she might give you something. It seems to depend on some people. Some got sweaters, some got woven jewelry; but one thing is always consistent. No scissors can cut the fiber and they are impossibly light

(I might write more later idk I just really like spiders)

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Obsessed with Halloween?  This one’s for you.

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12 Favorite Macrame Jewelry DIYs. Roundup by truebluemeandyou. If you are interested in macrame, a  jewelry project is a great place to start.

Macrame Stone Necklace  from Essas Frescurites.

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Shourouk Inspired Macarame Rhinestone Button Bracelet from Honestly…WTF.

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J.Crew Inspired Silk Knotted Jeweled Necklace from Thanks, I Made It. 

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Macrame Fringed Necklace by Megan Todd.

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Netted Stone Necklace from Lune Blog.

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Box Braid Hardware Necklace from Wardrobe Recycle.

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Macrame Gem Necklace from sustainability in style.

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Macrame Paracord Bracelet from Remarkably Domestic.

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Macrame Hanging Plant Earrings from honeythistle.

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Box Braid Hardware Necklace from Honestly WTF.

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Chan Luu  Friendship Metal Tube Bracelet from inspiration & realisation.

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Macrame Square Knot Beaded Bracelet from Lebenslustiger.

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