Macrame stone pendant necklaces by Coco Paniora Salinas of Rumi Sumaq. Come see his work at the Memorial Day Vineyard Artisans Festival. #marthasvineyard

Memorial Day Weekend Vineyard Artisans Festival

Memorial Day is upon us, the time to honor our fallen service men and women. In addition, it is the un-official opening weekend of summer. Living on Martha’s Vineyard, that means the busy tourist season is here. Restaurants open again, …

Macrame Bracelets

Rumi Sumaq macrame bracelets are the perfect accessories for Spring and Summer. Each design is hand-knotted by Coco in his studio on the beautiful island of Martha’s Vineyard. Handcrafted and made in the USA, macrame bracelets make awesome gifts for friends. They …

Contemporary Crafts at the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

This is the first year that Coco will be exhibiting his fiber art jewelry at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Neither Coco or I have ever been to Jazz Fest. More incredibly, we have never been to New …

On the Fringe: Festival Fashion

With the west coast gearing up for Coachella and the east coast counting down to Jazz Fest, a whole nation of bohemian spirits is currently laying out their festival fashion. I am joining the masses and digging out my bohemian …

Contemporary Macrame Jewelry, Fashion and Interior Design

For many people, macramé conjures up images of owls and plant hangers amidst a tacky sea of out-dated decor. But there is so much more to the art of knotting than the owls and plant hangers of the sixties and seventies. …