Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Bead Tatted Butterfly Earrings Motif #1

I finally did it. I joined the 25 Motif Challenge. This is my first motif in the challenge. I made these earrings as a gift for a friend. This is such a pretty butterfly. The pattern is by Teri Dusenbury. I used Coats and Clark Button Craft thread, which is like a size 30, this is a light peach colored thread.

I am looking for a supplier for these heart beads I used at the top of the butterfly. They are a 6mm Mother of Pearl flat heart bead. If you know where I can find some, let me know. I only have a few of these left and I like to use them with this earrings.

I just starting tatting a bookmark by Jean N. Faeih, Tatted Thistle Bookmark. I love this bookmark and have made many of them. Usually I use Manuella thread, but this time I am going to use the Altin Basak thread, so the finished size will be slightly smaller this time. I'll post a picture of the bookmark when I am done.

I found this really interesting looking shuttle at Morning Glory Antiques. It has a gothic face on the sterling silver shuttle. They have some unique lookng shuttles listed. Its fun just to look at what is available. I like the shuttle that has the Dogwood blossom on it.


Tattycat said...

Welcome to the challenge Carol! You will love it and it will inspire you to tat more and more. It did that for me anyway. You earrings are lovely.

Linda S Davies said...

Love the earrings, Carol. That colour would suit me if you were thinking of sending out gifts ;-)

yarnplayer said...

Very nice earrings! The beadwork is very well placed, and is a pretty design. Hope you can get more of those heart beads! They look great with the tatting.

TattingChic said...

Oh MY GOODNESS Carol, I have purchased a beautiful victorian sterling silver shuttle from morning glory antiques. I have admired that same dogwood shuttle many times. Did you end up getting it? My purchasing experience with her went very well when I bought that shuttle I just mentioned. Real nice lady that runs it. She started out in antiques all because of tatting. She told me her story of her kids branching out at flea markets to look for shuttles for her and that began her whole antique business. Isn't that neat?