Everybody has seen a macrame owl. If you're of my generation, you probably saw one of them in person. A great big thing with knots the size of your fist taking up half a wall somewhere (yes, mostly likely surrounded by avocado green and/or gold, but let's not get cliche here). I thought the poor macrame owl needed a little updating, so I decided to try my own design for one in micro macrame.
This is the first one I made. He was a little gift for someone. But you know me - I can't leave well enough alone. I had to try making one in... you guessed it... teal. Teal and turquoise and tan, actually.
It is kind of trippy to watch an owl emerge. It probably wouldn't be such a kick if I had a plan going in, but I'm much more a by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal, so I never know for sure where a piece might end up. This guy, for example, ended up with a body shape that almost reminds me of a heart.
I hadn't really seen that coming. He's a little larger than the first owl, too. I made him into a necklace and I thought with the size of him, he could stand something fairly substantial. I dug through my hoard of teal and turquoise colored beads and knotted a fun necklace for him.
It's a bunch of my favorite things all tied together! I definitely think there are more owls in my future.