Today is the day for the Bead Soup Blog Party, one of my all time favorite activities in the blogosphere! The Bead Soup Blog Party (BSBP) is the genius idea of Lori Anderson of Pretty Things. A big thanks to Lori and her helpers to make this happen again.
Without further ado, let's party!
My partner for this year's BSBP is Sherri Stokey of Knot Just Macrame. Sherri creates gorgeous, artisan pieces of jewelry and other objects using the craft of micro-macrame. Her work is beautiful and she has lots of great tutorials. Don't just take my word for it, go check her website to see it!
Sherri sent me a beautiful owl pendant (little did she know how much I love birds and owls!!) and some beautiful natural stone featuring shades of white, cream, black and gray. They are a perfect match for the owl pendant.
While I was pondering how I wanted to use these pretties, I went ahead and downloaded Sherri's Owl Pendant micro macrame tutorial. And instead of working on my BSBP piece, I tried my hand at micro macrame!
Sherri has a bunch of tutorials on her site and I used many of them to get to the beginning stages of this owl pendant. It is beginning to take shape! But as time wore on I realized I had to abandon this micro macrame owl pendant for now, and begin working on my other ceramic owl pendant!
As I sat down to begin, the cream cord I was using for the other owl project was sitting on my table and I saw how perfectly it matched my owl product. I had a moment of inspiration and decided to use some of my newly learned macrame skills with my BSBP beads! I used square knotting and a few larks head knots and this is my finished product!
Thank you Sherri for sending me these fun beads and for inspiring me to learn a new craft. I can't wait to finish my micro macrame owl!
Please click here to visit Sherri's blog and see what she did with the beads I sent along to her.
And please click HERE to visit more of the BSBP blogs and Pinterest boards for this awesome party!