Thanks for the nice comments! I think it would be fun to make several of these and string them like the garland to wear as a necklace, or make a bracelet of them with alternating colors, sitting side by side. Do you think they need to be earth tones, or would they still be recognizable as owls if they were other colors (purple or green, for example)?
Great idea to try them on a necklace, I think it would be fabulous - perhaps attaching them to a necklace made with the same type of beads stitched as a long tube (I'm not a bead weaver/stitcher, so I don't know if that makes sense)?
The multiple colors, I think they would work, but until you actually see how they turn out it's probably a coin toss if they'd look enough like owls, but the way you've got the eyes and other face details, I think they'd look like owls no matter what colors.