Yay! Do the happy dance, folks (or maybe the Hustle would be more appropriate!), I finally finished a tutorial for the retro 1970's macrame owl pendant. I've included a materials list and 64 photos in 23 pages of step by step instructions.
I don't include instructions for the actual knots in the tutorial, but you can find those all here on my blog. Just to make sure I have them all covered, here's one to get you started. The Square Knot:
There is a whole post on different ways to make the larks head knot here and the double half hitch is covered in this post. And those three knots should get you through this tutorial.
This isn't a hard pattern, but it does have a couple of more "advanced" maneuvers that might not be the best for someone who hadn't ever tried micro macrame. If you fall into that category, you might want to start with something a little easier like the Micro Macrame Braids Bracelet. And don't forget, there's a free class at CraftArtEdu.com that covers the basics like tools and materials, as well as a whole selection of classes for you including bracelets, earrings, a watch and a necklace!
But back to the owls. Aren't they adorable? That's a whole rainbow of them up there!
Once you finish your pendant, you can add it to any kind of necklace you prefer. I could see these on a simple chain, or a knotted macrame spiral cord. Or, you could take some matching cord and a handful of assorted beads and make something like this:
If you haven't tried micro macrame yet, what are you waiting for?