Sherri Stokey is an admitted jewelry junkie with a slightly obsessive
personality, not to mention a bit of a perfectionist. Both can be great
qualities in a working artist. She’s married and has two grown children
and one adorable grandson. Sherri creates jewelry pieces using
macramé techniques, knotting small cords, seed beads and other
decorative embellishments into wearable pieces of art (sometimes called
micro macrame). She started knotting in the 1970s when plant hangers and
owls were all the rage, then picked it up again about seven years ago
and hasn't stopped since. Frustrated by the lack of patterns available
for micro macrame, she began creating her own designs, then ventured
into tutorials and online classes.
With a history of exploring arts and crafts going all the way back to her
childhood when she "helped" in her grandmother's ceramic shop, Sherri
has a varied background. She has tried her hand at many different
mediums including cross-stitch, cake decorating, candle making and
stained glass. She’s self-taught and has branched out into other areas
of jewelry making like bead embroidery and bead weaving, but macramé
knotting is her favorite. It's her mission to bring macrame into the
21st century and her dream to make it all the rage again!
Sherri's finished jewelry pieces can be found in her Etsy shop (KnotJustMacrame.Etsy.com), along with tutorials and kits for do-it-yourselfers.