We are so excited about this macrame bracelet giveaway and, dare we say, blog launch! Yep, it is true… we have finally launched the blog that we have been talking about doing for so long. Coco and I will use this platform to showcase Coco’s methods, works in process, and new designs. We will also give you glimpses into our chaotic but loving family life, as well as share our journey on learning the ins and outs of running a small arts business. We also can’t wait to introduce you to some of the talented artists we have the privilege of meeting at art shows. As the supportive wife of Coco and writer of this blog, I can only promise you raw honesty and flawed writing. Wit, humor, and entertainment? Perhaps some days, but there are certainly no guarantees. We have a toddler, after all! So without further ado, welcome to our blog. Coco and I are thrilled you came by. Here is the giveaway prize in all of her knotty glory…
How to Win this Macrame Bracelet with Jasper and Fire Agate Stones:
- For one chance to win, simply leave a comment below. Say hello or tell us what you would like to read about on this blog.
- For a second chance to win, post about this giveaway on Facebook. Be sure to tag Rumi Sumaq using the @ symbol so that Rumi Sumaq is highlighted. Otherwise we won’t know you posted about the giveaway.
- For a third chance to win, tweet about the giveaway and post your twitter name in the comments below.
Just gorgeous work!
Thank you Maria!
I love your work! Everything is just beautiful!
Thank you Rebecca!
Super excited about the giveaway and the blog. You are inspiring me! Love the necklace I just got and can’t wait to wear it today. 🙂
Summer, you are my “small business” inspiration! Thank you so much for all that you do! Your website didn’t show up in the avatar. For the benefit of the others here, check out her natural herbs company http://www.motheringherbs.com/
Video! Or process. Studio shots, etc.
Thanks for your thoughts, Nick. Editing and posting video is the next step in our learning process! Coco is camera ready. The studio, on the other hand, is not. I suppose we will have to show it like it is!
I’d love to see more about the technique… where the jewelry is made and even some thoughts on inspiration. It’s all just so beautiful.
We hear you Ellen! Great ideas. Thanks so much for your support. The bracelet you ordered online is on its way!
Congratulations on the blog launch! You know me – I’m off to share your great news – and fabulous work – with all my internet pals. I love Coco’s work and your writing. Win-Win!
Thank you, Paula! You have taught me so much about blogging and being an advocate for fellow artists. I am the winner over here. Good luck!
So excited that the jasper version won! All of your work is stunning!
Thanks, Suzanne, for helping us decide which bracelet to giveaway. Feedback is gold! Good luck!
Love Coco’s work! Hearing where he finds his stones and what drew him to them would be lovely!
Ooh, another good idea… the story behind the stones. Thanks Andrea! Good luck!
Wow… hello! What a super lovely bracelet! I always swoon when I get to see Summer Mc and see those lovely earrings in her ear. You do such lovely work, Coco! What an awesome giveaway! Whomever wins will be one lucky person!
Thank you Jeni! I am so glad Summer shared Coco’s work with you. A friend of hers is a friend of ours! Good luck!
Love the blog idea, and Coco’s work!
Thanks Lisa! Nice to see you here. Good luck!
Found you at Art Within Reach. Your stuff is fantastic, and that would look great on my wife’s wrist! Good luck!
Thank you John! It is so nice to have a local fan. We hope to find more opportunities to exhibit locally in 2013. For your wife’s sake, good luck!
So glad to get to know you both via Art Within Reach! You’re a wonderful addition to the art community in Collingswood. Thanks for doing this exciting giveaway!
If I knew where you lived in Collingswood, I would run over and give you a hug. Thank you for your support!
Tweeted on @EvTDesigns!
AHA! Saw your post on Ev’s wall and WHOA! BEAUTIFUL STUFF!! 🙂
And I tweeeeeeeted from @amindy07 🙂
Thank you Amanda! Happy to be connected through Evelyn! Doesn’t networking rock? Good luck!
Always love seeing your new creations. First fell in love with them in Wilmington, DE. Would love another for my small – one bracelet – collection.
It is nice to hear from you Kristina! We are happy to hear you have one of Coco’s macrame bracelets. Good luck in making this one yours! (Btw, Coco will be exhibiting in Wilmington tomorrow, December 7th. The show is at the Delaware Center of Contemporary Art from 3 -9 pm. Stop by if you can!)
It is nice to know that there are tradtions worth keeping.. Very nice work…
Thank you, Darlene! Macrame has a very long history in South America and many other parts of the world. Coco is happy to carry on the tradition of his Quechua ancestors here in the USA.
I would like to know where Coco gets his inspiration from when designing a new piece.
Great idea, Debbie! Thank you and good luck!
How did you decide on the bracelet to gift?
Oh wait I missed the calculation post on fb! Duh.
I love this bracelet! Hope I win!
Congratulations on your blog- I’m looking forward to it.
Thanks for joining us Connie! Buena suerte!
Congrats to you both on the new blog! So excited for you and glad I was able to see some pieces at Art Within Reach last weekend 🙂
Thanks Tricia! I am so glad Lori Kerfren told us about Art Within Reach. What an amazing opportunity to meet local artists and Collingswood residents. Good luck!
Hope to make it Sunday!
HI guys I boughta a 3 beautiful necklaces during this summer past but for the life of me I cant remember what type of stones they are. Could you in the future write the names of the stones on cards or on paper to encoourage the person to explore the different types of healing stones there are and know names and meanings. Thanks
What a great idea, Robbie! Thank you for the feedback! Please send us a picture of your necklaces at [email protected]. We would be happy to identify the stones for you.
Also when will Coco return to rittenhouse Park in philladephia?
Hi Robbie, It is so nice to see you here. Are you the customer that lived nearby Rittenhouse? We hope to do that show again next year. It was a fantastic opportunity to exhibit in Philadelphia. Btw, the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen is running the show twice next year. Once in May and again in October. Twice the fun!
Love your work! Jewelry is so beautiful, Each piece is so amazing.
Thanks Deb! We are so thrilled to have you and your husband as customers and friends!
I enjoyed visiting your booth at the art event in Fairfax VA. Thanks for starting the blog. Keep up the great work.
Hi Jim, it is so nice to hear from a fellow artist. Your music is incredible. Thanks for the feedback and for the booth visit in Fairfax. We hope to see you again in 2013!
Your work is both elegant and unique. It’s very organic. I purchased one of your owl necklaces as a gift and the recipient loves it.
Thanks for the kind words, Scott! We are happy to hear the macrame owl necklace was a hit!
soo pretty! i first saw your jewelry this summer in montauk and was completely in love! once i heard coco was peruvian i was sold!!! my grandparents and family also moved here from peru so i knew i had to support. i wear my amazing chrysocolla macrame necklace all the time.. thank you!!!
Thank you Brittany! It is so nice to hear from someone with Peruvian roots! We hope to see you in Montauk again this summer. The show is every Memorial Day weekend and the third weekend in August. We love our time on Montauk!
When I wear the necklaces you made I am inevitably complimented on them and asked where I got them. I really enjoy both the macrame one and the silver one.
Ooh, another Montauk customer. Thank you so much Kappy! It is so nice to hear from you. We hope everything is well. Good luck!
This work is just stunning! I saw it in person in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia last fall and have been looking at pictures weekly on the website ever since. Hopeing for a store in Collingswood soon! Congratulations and best of luck!
Hi Susan, thanks for the Philly love! A store in Collingswood is not in the works right now, but maybe one day! If you ever need anything in the meantime, you are welcome to stop by our home in Collingswood and visit the studio.
Enjoyed meeting you at NEFFA this year and keep being blown away every time I look at the gallery of work here.
Thank you Susan! It is nice to hear from a NEFFA participant. What a cool festival that was… so many nice people and amazing music.
Your items are unique and I like that.
When will you guys,decide on a winner? Will it actually be for Christmas? I.e. December 25?
Hi Lori, we will pick the winner using random.org next Sunday, the 16th and mail it out on Monday. Should you be the winner, you will definitely have it by Christmas. 😉
It looks gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!
Thanks Liliana! Good luck!
I admire your work !! Every jewelry is unique. Keep on doing this awesome art !!
I hope that someday I will be owner of a piece of art….Love from Greece!!
Thank you so much, Sofia! It is so nice to hear from you in Greece… a beautiful country we would love to visit one day!
I would be very happy if someday meet you in my country!
I’m absolutely sure that you will be loved from macrame fans and artists !!! I am fan of these technique and i have to mentioned, once again, that yours inspirations are awesome !! Thanks for the chance to win!
I saw your work for the second time last night at the DCCA and it is so impressive. I’d like to frame a piece.
Thank you, Rita, for coming out to the DCCA event. We have had customers frame and display Coco’s macrame work before. He is thinking of making some sculptural macrame pieces as well. I hope he does it!
Your work is so beautiful. So glad I found this site!
Thank you, Leslie! We are glad you found us too!
I LOVE (aside from the bracelets and necklaces) the “raw honesty and flawed writing”!!! That’s enough to have me looking for the posts! 🙂
Thanks for the vote of confidence and smile, Mim!
Knowing the three of you AND having given one of your necklaces as a gift brings us much joy. Will look forward to keeping up with your blog!!!
Thank you so much, Pat! You and Eric are dear friends to our family. We hope to see you more often on the art circuit in 2013!
I couldn’t be prouder of my brother-in-law’s creative designs and of my sister’s boundless dedication to her husband’s art! Congrats on the blog! Love you both! And if I don’t win, Christmas is just around the corner…
Thank you sister! We love you too!
Welcome to blogging. Enjoy the adventure. And how could I not try to win something that is beautiful and orange for Margaret.
It is nice to see you here, Wayne. I have learned so much from you and Margaret about blogging. I cannot thank you enough!
I agree with everyone who wants to hear about the creative process (inspiration, technique, etc). If it’s not too much, since I know you’re already writing one dissertation :-), I’d also love to hear about history: Coco’s and how he got into all this and where/how he learned his craft, as well as the history of macrame in Peru and the U.S. I also think it would be fascinating to hear the ins and outs of what it’s like to run a small business from someone “on the ground”.
And lots of photos please. His work is beautiful, and so is your son!
Thank you, Rachel, for the great ideas! I hope to cover them all. Much love to you and your family!
Congratulations on your blog Melanie!
Thank you, Margaret! You are such an inspiration. Good luck in the “orange” quest!
Glad you took the step to write a blog. I enjoy hearing about Coco’s work on FB. Also loved being your neighbor at Bar Harbor and drooling over the beautiful work! Hope to see you there next year.
Hi Judy, It is so nice to see you here. Thank you for joining us. We look forward to seeing you again in Maine! Hopefully there will more sunshine at next year’s show…
So excited for you and for this Blog! I am mesmerized by these beautiful pieces and artistic talent of Coco! Can’t wait to hear more about this beautiful path and journey you are on together!
Blessings and deepest munay to you all!
Thank you, Tamme. I am so glad you found us. Coco and I look forward to learning more about the healing properties of stones from you. Your work is beautiful!
Thank you Alyce! Good luck!
Thanks for the comment, Anne. It is nice to be connected through Evelyn. Best of luck!
Coco’s art is just amazing. I purchased one of his necklaces for a colleague during Art Within Reach. I gave it to her the other day and she was just thrilled. What a treat to have such an amazing artist here in Colls!
Thank you for your support, Robb. We are thrilled to hear your gift was a hit. We are also so appreciative of the artist community we have recently discovered in Collingswood!
Beautiful work! I’m in love
Beautiful work! I’m in love.
Hi Dana. Thank you so much!
I’m so inspired just to see such beautiful work – sometimes you think you’ve seen it all, and then you post such wonderful pieces. Thank you!
Thank you, Jess! It is so nice to hear!
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Thank you, again!
I am in love with your art! 🙂
Thank you for joining us here, Erica!