This lovely panel was created in peyote and features a cute little wild cat called Margay or tree ocelot. This wild cat is on the endangered list and exists from Mexico down to Argentina. Unlike the Ocelot, who lives on the ground, the Margay lives in the canopies of trees. They have jointed ankles that rotate 180 degrees which allows them to hang from a branch like a monkey. They use their tail to keep them balanced. The margay's color allows them to be camouflaged from other animals, which allows them to hunt. There used to be margays in Texas but humans caused them become extinct by cutting down the trees and poaching illegally.
I intend to donate 10% of my earnings from this pattern to the Gulf Oil Spill Effort.
My bead fairy, Llweyn Friars, beaded this wonderful Margay panel into a pendant for me. I have included the directions to make this lovely Margay into either a panel or a pendant so you can choose which one you want.
The pattern provides a full page graph, a list of suggested Delicas, complete bead counts, and a photo of the finished piece. No basic stitch instruction is provided.
- Approximate Finished size:
- 3 inches wide x 3.25 inches high
- Supplies Used:
- 11 colors of Delica 11/0
- Pages to Print:
- 4 pattern only or 11 with word chart
- Skill Level:
- Advanced Beginner to Intermediate (need to know peyote)