Monday, April 27, 2009

Mother of Pearl Button Brooch

Don't you all just LOVE Jane Eborall's patterns? I know I sure do.

Thank you Jane for sharing so many wonderul patterns with us!!

I have made quite a few of her Mother of Pearl Button Brooches, but this one has to be my favorite so far. It was a gift for a new friend.

I found a lot of Mother of Pearl Buttons in my button stash and thought this is a perfect pattern to use them with.

The thread is size 20 Flora color 62, which is a soft variagted pink and the beads are a mix that I got from DS9 Designs, Miyuki Mix 18 "Abracadabra" I did add some cream colored beads to the mix. Debbie, at DS9 Designs, has a lot of cute bead mixes for projects. Click on the picture to see how pretty these beads look with the thread.
The weather has been so nice here in Western Pennsylvania this past week. I am thinking about summer already. I did another doodle, thinking about my garden and planting sunflowers.

Happy Spring!!


Jane Eborall said...

Ooooh, I love the colours and the way you've done the centre. Very, very pretty.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Carol, the brooch is beautiful! I've never tried Jane's pattern. I suppose I should... what a wonderful gift for your friend!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carol,

what a pretty brooch ~ love the way it has the Mother of Pearl button and then the pretty pink tatted edge.

I like your sunflower doodle, and glad that the weather is warming up for you.


TattingChic said...

Gosh! What a lucky, lucky friend you have to get that beautiful brooch from you! Love the pattern and the beautiful color combination! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Yes, what a wonderful gift indeed! I know just how I would wear that, too. Wouldn't it look lovely on a sunhat?

Adorable sunflower! Look at those laughing eyes. And I see you're putting those colored pencils to good use. :D

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Jane, Thanks, I think this is a great pattern and one I will be using a lot.

Hi Diane, You must try Jane's brooch pattern. It tats up quick and makes a wonderful gift.

Hello Carolyn, Thanks for coming by! Yes, I'm so happy it has warmed up, spring has arrived. It was 84deg yesterday.

Hi TattingChic, Thank you for your compliments. I love this soft shade of pink.

Hello Bella, You have a great idea about wearing this on a sunhat. I might have to make it again and change the colors around and make it more like a sunflower too!

Yes, I did try out the colored pencils, just some that my kids had laying around. But I may have to get a nice set. Someone mentioned Aquarelle Pencils. I may have to look for these pencils.

Tatskool said...

The brooch is lovely, so is the drawing.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Carol, I love your wee tatted pearl button, It is soooo very pretty with its lovely pastel shades of pink and the beads really makes it sparkle. Love it. I also love your drawing of the sunflower. You are a very good artist too. Hugs Judy

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

That is fantastic! I'm not much of a jewelry wearer, but I would wear that one. Very nice! You make want to pull out the beads and buttons to experiment a bit.

Sally Kerson said...

Hi Carol, I also love Jane's button patterns and have created some lovely brooches which I have also given away. Yours is very delicate and very pretty.

Carol Lawecki said...

Hello Pamela, Thank you for your comments, I do appreciate it.

Hi Judy, Wow, thank you! I am new to drawing. I have been so inspired by some art blogs lately, that I thought I'd give it a try. I am really enjoying drawing too!

Hi Steph, You would enjoy this brooch for sure. It is quick and easy and looks so pretty on a jacket lapel.

Hi Sally, Thanks for stopping by. I make a lot of pins/brooches for gifts and this is a great pattern to make. I am going to do another one in colors to match a jean jacket that I have. I'll post it when I'm done.

Renee said...

I like your little sunflower.

I even like the name Esme for a boy better.