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Macramé


MACRAMÉ
What is macramé?
Macramé is the art and technique of knotting cord or string in patterns. This kind of knotting cannot be done by a machine – it must be made by hand.

Can I wear my macramé in the shower/ocean?
Yes! In fact, you can go ahead and put your piece on and never take it off. Our brass beads will never tarnish or turn your skin green.

What does FREE SIZE mean?
Free Size means there is one size only, designed to fit a variety of shapes and sizes. A bracelet that’s Free Size should fit over the widest part of most hands and fit snugly around most wrists. An anklet that’s free size should fit over the widest part of most feet and fit properly around most ankles. A necklace/headdress/choker that’s free size will fit over all heads and can be adjusted to the tightness/height/drape/fit of your liking on most heads and necks.

Do all of your bracelets work as anklets (and vice versa)?
No. In order for a bracelet to work as an anklet, it must be able – when fully opened – to fit over the widest part of the foot, so that you can get it on! Almost all of our bracelets do fit over the foot, but the fit around the ankle will vary depending on the size of the bracelet and the size of the foot.
In order for an anklet to work as a bracelet, it must – when pulled fully closed – snugly hug the wrist. Otherwise, if there is extra room between the piece and the wrist, the piece will flop around on the wrist and may even slide off. Two of our anklets, The Shanti and The Khukuri, are cut slightly smaller and are more likely to work as bracelets.
We do not recommend opting for The Leafdrop, The Simple Featherdrop, The Caviar Featherdrop, or The Stay Anchored as bracelets as they are likely to be too big on most wrists.
Have you been told your whole life that you have a small wrist? If so, we recommend that you avoid trying the anklets as bracelets.

Do you have any macramé with silver hardware?
We don’t have pieces with silver hardware, but we think it’s badass and chic to rock brass with whatever else is on your wrist: leather, costume, stones, pearls, gold, silver, diamonds – brass can hang with ‘em all. Your stack will look awesome. Give it a try!

The closure on my macramé piece feels stiff or hard to open.
Since our pieces are made from waxed nylon string, they can feel stiff at first. Try wearing your piece in the shower once or twice, or soaking it in water for a few hours and it should soften up.

Can I shorten the strings on my macramé piece?
Visit any one of our pop-ups for a custom string adjustment at no additional cost.
Can’t make it to a pop-up? Email allie@reignwala.com with a photo of your piece and your location to arrange an adjustment (please note there may be a very small fee).
We do not recommend cutting your own strings – it takes a skilled artisan to ensure they don’t unravel!

How can I clean my macramé piece?
To clean, soak the piece in soap and water. A spare toothbrush – used very gently – will work great for brushing off dirt, if needed. Brass beads and charms can be brightened up with any brand of brass polish, like the one available here. If you already own a jewelry polish, it should work for our pieces as long as the packaging indicates it’s safe for brass.