Your sacred tool can be used for many years as long as it is treated with love and care. Since it is handmade, we would like you to know about a few things that can help keep it like new.
The Settling In period - The knots will be very tight when your first receive your piece but will settle and loosen over time. Please do not pull on or stretch the knots or strand as that could damage the cording and it will break. Nylon cord is used for stability, but nothing is indestructible if it is pulled too hard.
Water - One of the biggest complaints that we hear about macramé bracelets is that after a while the knotted closure loosens and the bracelet won't stay closed. Our first question is "Did you wear it in the shower, pool, or does it get soaked when you wash your hands?" The answer is always a resounding "YES". Here's the skinny on macramé and knots. They are super durable and will hold their shape, UNLESS they are wet. Water actually helps the cording and knots to stretch and loosen. These pieces can and will last you for years, like a fine piece of jewelry, just take it off before slipping into the pool, doing the dishes, or washing your hands. A few seconds of taking it off will save you time, money, and you can wear your intentions for years to come.
Tassels – If your piece has a tassel, it is made by hand and not store bought. There may be 400 - 800 strands of thread in each tassel that I make which could lead to knots and kinks quickly if not taken care of. Comb, lay flat, and/or roll the tassel up tightly in a piece of sturdy paper and tape it closed. Allow it to sit straight for 24-48 hours. This allows it to straighten and correct any kinks that may form in the tassel. You can also lightly spray your tassel with water and comb it out. Allow it to hang dry and that can help to straighten it out. Please NEVER flat iron your tassel. You will burn the thread.
Dedicating your Intentions - When you first receive your piece, take a moment to connect with it. Sit somewhere quiet and read your guide. Say your Intention aloud while holding your piece in your hands, and ask it to help you to understand yourself better. Say a prayer, meditate, or just sit with it for a few moments, thanking the stones for being willing to help you on your journey. If you appreciate them, they will appreciate you and help you to your highest good. These Sacred Tools are beautiful, powerful, and they will help you to help yourself if you open yourself up to their healing power.
We seriously can’t say enough how honored we are to create this piece for you. It’s a connection to your path and every fiber of our beings want you to create the life that you desire. We know that this piece is ready to help you unfold so much for you. Allow it to open you up and show the world your splendid wonder. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of your journey. We appreciate you.