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#16 beads

Beautiful Eclectic Assorted Divine Shiny

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Clay beads handmade by me 20 years ago.
Wood beads including the very photogenic marbled ones.
Allsorts glass, plastic, Peruvian, Greek, shell, wood/brass, ceramic etc
some more Wood beads!

Speaking of wood beads, they were often used for eyes when making Macramé Owls, a very popular pastime in the 1970s. Our original 1970s family Owl is pictured below.

And would you believe I found the Macramé Owl Sanctuary.

The following is a quote from the website . . .

This organisation is dedicated to saving, rehabilitating and reviving the Macramé Owl.

The Macramé Owl is a rare species that is dreadfully declining in numbers worldwide.
This heartbreaking situation is partly due to the difficulty in finding jute at local craft shops. It is further exacerbated by a lack of a sense of humour in humans for the sake of Seriousity.

and now for the pretty little things . . .

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2 comments on “#16 beads

  1. Darls
    January 22, 2013

    Exquisite photos! Love the Macrame Owl….have a special fondness for the age of Macrame….showing my age here!

    • msiskirt
      January 23, 2013

      Thanks Darls! Re: the Owl, yes he’s quite handsome for 35+ . . . did you participate in the Macrame craze? I think I attempted a hanging pot holder but macrame, knitting, weaving and crochet required more patience than I had.

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