Early in January my challenge to me was to make one new thing, probably using some lovely glass and stone pendants. Off I went to dig in the cedar chest wherein reside fluffy mountains of yarn, cord, and half-done needlework projects from years past. Down at the bottom, along with a child’s fixed heddle loom that is already calling to me, I found a bag full of odds and ends of cord. Bits of nubbly pink/green/white and yards of shimmering blue/green/turquoise. Fluffs of pink angora and mango mohair. Lovely short lengths of this and that that I recall buying at $5 a bag at a yard sale years ago. I had already been experimenting with knotting macrame style, so here was my chance to put that to good use.
A few false starts later, and some hours of figuring out how to work knots with yards of cord without also getting knots in the cord, it’s done. A couple of cord ends crimped into place, a lobster claw clasp, and there’s a new piece in The Prancing Otter‘s inventory.
It’s such fun to try an new technique and have it come out as I envisioned! It happened for this blue and green glass pendant, and I count that for my one more new thing.