Recently a friend asked for a hanging plant holder. Hmmm I think the last time I made one was when I was 16. Anyway, I gave it a go in hemp and got an idea for these miniature versions. The beige one is the shortest at 8.5 cm and would fit a standard 1:12 dollhouse quite nicely. The burgandy version is 10.5 cm and would fit better in a Barbie 1:16 dollhouse.
Oh yeah, that’s some tiny cord. It’s beige Conso, size #69. The thickness is about the same as buttonhole twist. It’s a bit softer than I’m used to, so when I worked the tops and bottoms of the diamonds, I ran the cord through beeswax in order for the knots to hold. If you’re looking for a supplier, see stock list at Marion – Jewels In Fiber. The teensy weensy turquoise seed beads are 13/0 Cut Charlottes that I bought years ago at a bead show.
Now what’s a hanging plant holder without a hanging plant? Oh naive little me, I thought I could whip up a couple of spider plants jiffy quick. I won’t go into my many failed attempts to create realistic leaves. Suffice it to say that my final solution was a 49 cent grass leaf bunch from Michael’s Crafts. This lovely grass even curls like curling ribbon. There was a good deal of cutting, painting, curling, coating, then setting into air dry clay. Voila Spider Plants!