RadicallyYou

Macrame for the untamed soul.

Santa Monica, California On Etsy since 2018

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RadicallyYou

Macrame for the untamed soul.

Santa Monica, California | 154 Sales

RadicallyYou is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hi! I’m taking a short break while we move, I have a couple of orders that are my first priority. Then, I will be reopening in my new space next week as soon as possible! I hope you have a great weekend!
Stay Rad,
✌️Jess

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jun 26, 2020

Hi! I’m taking a short break while we move, I have a couple of orders that are my first priority. Then, I will be reopening in my new space next week as soon as possible! I hope you have a great weekend!
Stay Rad,
✌️Jess

Jessica Nicole

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About RadicallyYou

Sales 154
On Etsy since 2018

The making of a knot lady.

I have always liked to think of myself as the crafty one. I have always enjoyed working with my hands and making pretty little things. Some of my greatest influencers have been my Great Aunt, my mom, my father, and even my time spent in Girl Scouts.
For a while, say 2 or 3 years while growing up you wouldn’t have caught me anywhere without my friendship bracelet making kit. It was my favorite hobby, I made them all the time! At one point I swear I was wearing about 20 of those darn things on each wrist.
For me that obsession faded, but my tendency to want to make things never did, in fact it seemed to grow. It grew into different hobbies through the years, but one thing that most all of my hobbies seemed to have in common- fiber. It always seemed to stem around using some form of yarn, string, or cord to make items.
I like to think of myself as a knot lady.
One of my very favorite people passed away when I was quite young. The thing that I admired most in her was her sense of wonder and seemingly endless artistic talent. She was always making something new- she was a painter, a seamstress, a jewelry maker, you name it. She was a unique lady. A lady to remember. I still have fond memories of all of those vests and dresses that she made for me, everytime I would visit I would come home with a new piece it felt like. In large part this shop is dedicated to her, to all of the things that I wish we could make together and the crafts that I wish she could have taught me.
Another large influence for me to start this shop is my mother. Someone who has always influenced me to pick up a new craft. Whenever we would shop together if I wanted to buy something- a necklace, earrings, or even sometimes coasters she has always been quick to say "Oh Jesse, we could make those." It's funny how those little words that always annoyed you when you were a child, start to come out of your own mouth as we get older. Now I catch myself constantly thinking that, only now instead of thinking I missed out by not getting something, I think of it as a challenge, as inspiration to make the next thing.
When my Great-Aunt passed, we inherited a lot of things. She might have had a small trailer, but she had no lack of treasures inside. I think my mother and I thought of those craft items the same way, like we had found gold. Slowly, as I got older my mom and I started to pick up almost all of the crafts that my Aunt once loved. We started making jewelry with all of her ornate and one-of-a-kind beads. These are some of the most enjoyable memories from growing up, it has been our tie to Aunt Barb.
Then there is my father. He is talented. He is humble. He showed me how to fish at a very early age, one of his all-time favorite hobbies. He enjoys the slow kind of fishing, he enjoys sitting in his boat all day and letting the fish come to him.
Sitting on the water or with a craft in our hand is where my family connects most. Every year growing up I would look forward to those long, hot summer days where we could spend a little extra time out on the water. Soaking up the sun, catching a few fish, and taking in all of the beautiful Michigan summers have to offer.
My father too takes after his Aunt. He is skilled with pen and ink. He can draw with a high attention to detail, then also having the lose strokes it takes to go with the flow of watercolor painting. He is a serial hobbiest, I guess we all are here in this family.
Whether we make jewelry. Or we paint. We all love to work with our hands, I guess you could say it really ties our family together.

I am a lifelong maker.
I am a strong woman.
I am radical.

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  • Jessica Nicole

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Knot lady, I am a lover of all things handmade! I hope to make you something beautiful and one of a kind.

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Last updated on Mar 29, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I love to make custom purses and earrings if you would like to hear more feel free to direct message me your ideas. I hope to help others events so special.

Care instructions

For all macrame pieces I suggest that you regularly finger comb them out. If you notice that they accumulate any dust on them, feel free to dust them or use a gentle refresh spray on them.

Wholesale availability

If you are a shop that would like to carry any of my pieces please direct message me and I would love to talk wholesale.