Halloween Skeleton

pixie_louOctober 18, 2012

I made this macrame skeleton a gazillion years ago. I just "found" him in a box I pulled out of storage. And he is now proudly hanging on my front door.

I DO NOT HAVE DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE HIM. It was macrame. Thick nylon cord, a large metal ring for the head, a dowel and some large wooden beads for shoulders, a popsicle stick and large wooden beads for the pelvis, and lots of creative knotting and braiding. I could post more close up pictures of each body part if people wanted to attempt this on their own. But it's been so long since I've done macrame, I don't think I could even tie a square knot any more.

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He's gorgeous! I would love to make one, but I don't think my fingers and hands could handle all that knotting. I'll bet if we google it we can find a pattern, tho! You did nice work!


    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 3:47PM
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FlamingO in AR

The pattern is in a booklet called 'Macrame Guys and Gals', I think it's book 2, but I found this on Flickr- With the above good photos and this page of instructions, someone should be able to make one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Instructions here

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 10:24PM
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The link is just to a yahoo account, and all I can find are books for sale. :( But I love this skeleton! I haven't seen macrame cord in years. Can you still buy that stuff?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2013 at 11:27AM
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FlamingO in AR

I posted that link almost a year ago, the photo wasn't private at that time. The pattern is called Wishbone Jones and it is in book #2, Macrame Guys and Gals. You can find the book on Amazon, Ebay and Etsy, off and on.

I've seen macrame cord in a few stores, in limited colors. I'm sure you could find it on the internet easily enough.

This post was edited by FlamingO_in_AR on Sun, Sep 22, 13 at 10:53

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 10:36PM
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He's very cute!! I had to quit making knots as I started getting chest pains!! I did a curtain I guess you could call it for my kitchen window & that was a lot of work. I think it was 72 inches wide. I made several Christmas trees about 15 in. long I think, they were so cute, had red wooden beads on the rows. Dowel at bottom & cords were the trunk!

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 11:08PM
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I made one about that many years ago too, pixie lou. LOL
And the very first night I hung it on my porch it was stolen. It is a lot of work, so I never made another one. I made 2 lions, giraffe, pig, sheep, turtle, and lots of owls.
I really enjoyed macrame, and sold lots of hanging tables and plant hangers.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 1:27AM
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