Kemaman Girl Turns Simple Macrame Bracelets Into Exquisite Wearable Art Pieces

What started out as a hobby turned into an obsession to create beautiful works of art.

You've probably seen these typical macrame bracelets at many souvenier shops before. In fact, you probably own a few of these friendship bracelets.

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Tired of the same old bracelets sold everywhere, 29-year-old Najibah Zakaria started experimenting with macrame hoping to make unique accessories for herself

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Macrame, pronounced as meh-cra-mae, is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting.

What started out as a hobby soon turned into an obsession and passion to make beautiful art pieces that people can wear

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When she first turned on her first "how to macrame" YouTube tutorial, Najibah was merely playing with different designs by incorporating beads and colours

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A few weeks later she was making statement pieces

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Unsatisfied with just bracelets, Najibah also started experimenting with foot thongs

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And even used her pets as models for her creations

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Najibah was just having fun weaving these macrame pieces for her friends, but soon after she started getting orders from curious onlookers to help transform their pendants into necklaces

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Tali Creations featuring a shipwreck pendant from MyKraak.

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We were surprised when Najibah told us she has only been doing this for one year

Tali Creations featuring a shipwreck pendant from MyKraak.

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The intricacy, precision, and fluidity in her pieces show years of experience

Tali Creations featuring a shipwreck pendant from MyKraak.

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Creating different neckline designs, Najibah proves that she is not a one trick pony. She says big pieces like these could take her up to four hours of patient weaving.

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She has learnt to work with any shape and size of pendant...

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...and has a knack in using macrame to complement the pendant without taking attention away from it

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Najibah only makes pieces that she personally loves and is not shy to model her own designs

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With a full-time job as a divemaster on the islands of Terengganu, Najibah draws her inspiration from nature

Tali Creations featuring a shipwreck pendant from MyKraak.

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Najibah lovingly calls her artwork "Tali Creations"

Tali Creations featuring a shipwreck pendant from MyKraak.

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For more beautiful pieces from Najibah Zakaria, check out her Instagram here

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