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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Whiskers The Black Cat

Continuing in my endeavors to improve my micro-macrame skills, I made a necklace using alternating square knots.  I added striped, aged Czech glass beads between the knots and when I started I was going to use a Thai Amulet Pendant and go for a tribal look. 


Well, as I got closer to finishing the necklace, I realized that the ends looked like whiskers so I used one of  Nan Emmett's black cats.  I had asked her to make some in black so she did and I purchased three of them.


I had to find some beads that would accommodate 8 strands of 1mm leather which was a challenge, but was able to find some in my stash.


I have a hard time using these larger brass clasps that I have and this project was perfect for it.












I'm making another one since this one sold within an hour of listing it on etsy, but in the spirit of making one of a kind pieces, I am modifying the way I do the strap although I am still using alternating square knots. 


10 comments:

Kristi Bowman said...

That's really cool Jean, I love what you're doing with Micro-Macrame!!!!

Marti C. said...

Love it!

Kepi said...

Incredible, love it.

Tanya McGuire said...

Love the knotting in the strap. Congrats on such a fast sale. So much fun when you get to make another piece.

Sherri Stokey said...

LOVE this!!

Julie said...

Love it! The whiskers are perfect!

Shirley Moore said...

Great job! Love the whole concept of this design, and your macrame is wonderful.

Jean A. Wells said...

Thank you everyone for your kind and supporting comments. They mean a lot!

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely awesome. Love the design.
vickie

Spirited Earth said...

Jean this is beautiful and the woven bead chain is soo perfect for the cat pendant..love it.