I believe it was my then three year old son who inspired me to create a macrame shooting star. I was showing him one of the star ornaments I was working on and I think he mentioned something about it being a shooting star. It got my creative wheels turning.
So I decided to experiment.
My first one came out looking like it had a mohawk. I gave it to my son and he loves it. It used to hang from the ceiling above his bed and we liked to look at it while I sang him Twinkle Twinkle Little Star at bedtime 🙂
I decided the mohawk fringe needed to go. So I sucked it up and put in the work to weave in the ends for the next one I made. I was quite pleased with the results and relieved that it worked out. I gave it to my nephew for his birthday and now the boy cousins each have a shooting star in their room 🙂
After that success, I decided to perfect my design and try two different styles with three different fringe colors.
I couldn’t decide if I liked the narrow fringe or the wide fringe better. So I just made both!
These were so fun to design and create but I’m not gonna lie… weaving in all the ends is quite a project. It takes time and a chunky needle that starts to hurt my fingers.
I’ve put a lot of time and careful attention to making these and I’m extremely proud of how they’ve turned out.
These shooting stars in available for purchase from my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/GRACIENOON