When I heard about this hooters challenge, I just knew I had to participate - and get your minds out of the gutter: hooters as in owls! They're hosting a Hooters Owl Challenge at Artisan Whimsy and the rules are pretty simple. Any Artisan Whimsy member can participate in one or both categories: jewelry and components. Submissions must be your own personal design and be handmade. Oh, and the most important part - must contain an owl!
Now I ask you, what goes with owl better than macrame? I started my owl with a crystal slider piece and used knotting and seed beads to make his body. And then I was stuck. How to hang him? I debated for quite some time and took suggestions. I considered a spiral macrame cord but decided it would be too much of a good thing. Ribbon would be too simple, as would plain chain. Strung beads are just not my style. I finally decided on a fairly simple bead and chain combination. A little random. A bit eclectic.
I tried photographing this guy three different times before I finally got some pictures I thought were good enough. The mix of black and silver and brass actually has a fair amount of color, but it is hard to capture. I even tried hanging him in a tree (stop laughing - owls hang out in trees, don't they?).
The winner of this contest will be chosen by votes and voting begins October 28th at midnight and goes through October 30th at midnight. Anyone can vote, but you will have to sign up at Artisan Whimsy to do so (and if you haven't already, you should anyway!). I'll remind you when it's time to vote. I'm counting on you to help me out on this one. Remember, vote for this guy: