One of the first crafts I took up when I was in college was macrame. I made owls and plant hangers for everyone ! I had jute, beads, rings and even branched out into making jewelry for my hippie friends. Somewhere through the years, the craft became outdated.
After seeing all of the wonderful miniatures in this challenge, I decided it was time to bring back this craft…well, just a little…
I started out by looking through some of my booklets from the '70’s for inspiration and to refresh my knot tying skills…
I decided to make a plant hanger. I took the cord measurements and basically divided by 6…so if it said to cut cords 6 yards, I cut mine 1 yard…I decided a jewelry jump ring would make a great hanging ring…boy are they small!
I had some tiny beads but getting the cord through them was a challenge. I searched through what I had and found this tool that fixes pulled yarn in clothing! It worked perfectly!
The knots I used were square knot, half hitch, alternating square, and basic wrap. Believe me, I had to use my reading glasses to do this project!
Here is is finished! It is about 5 inches but it is in scale.
Of course, can’t have a plant hanger without a plant, so I ended up following a tutorial on YouTube (that I got from somewhere here!) and made a spider plant. I had a little pot in my stash that fit perfectly! Here it is getting a bit of sun! ha
To show scale, I made my I Dream of Jeannie doll model it. BTW, I got the doll from @Drtonguestoys a few years ago!
A close up of the plant…I am making several more from the video and will give it a separate post when I get them done!
I normally don’t work in miniature, but I am glad that this challenge prompted me to give it a shot!
Thanks for looking!