Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Tatting the Unknown & Tatted Bat Jewelry

I have been working on Jane Eborall's TIAS. I'm still not sure what it is, but I have a few guesses. We'll see if I'm right or not very soon. I am a little behind, I have only tatted up to Day 5 and we are already up to day 7. I better get busy. I have tatted a few evenings with my friend Rayanna and she is also working on the TIAS.

For Christmas I tatted Rayanna's daughter (April) a gift. She really likes the Twilight movies, so I thought I would make her a Tatted Bat Pendant and Bat Earrings, perfect for a Vampire fan.

The Bat Earrings and Pendant are Mark Myers design.

The earrings are done in size 20 thread and turned out the perfect size for an earring. The pendant needed to be a little bigger, so I used Perl Cotton Size 5 and size 20 thread together, that created a little bit larger bat. I also tatted a second bat pendant, which is a design by Megumi, which is a little bit of a different shaped bat. I think both were a bit hit.

 I have quite a few things tatted over the holidays that I didn't have time to post about, here is one of them.  I found a round metal filigree (not sure what else to call it) at JoAnn Fabrics and thought I’d add some tatting to the piece. So I just started tatting and adding beads. I’d tat a chain and then come up through a hole with the thread, add some beads and then take the thread down through the next hole and pass the shuttle through and continued the chain and so on. I don’t think I could recreate this piece if I tried. LOL!! I think I will add a jump ring and a ribbon and wear it as a pendant. I think I like how it turned out, but I’m not sure….. I have more of these metal filigrees so I’ll try something different next time.

Sherry at Tatting Tales is having a Give Away.  She is giving away one of her awesome Ceramic Shuttles.  Click on her name to take you there!!


Ridgewoman said...

I do like the Bat Jewelry. Our Pastor’s daughter was into that series when she was around 13 (when the first book came out).

Like how your filagree turned out, too.

Very creative! xx bev

Caroline B said...

How cute are those bats! I don't know which of the designs I like best.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hey! The TIAS is really taking shape. I have a guess what it may be, but I'll keep quiet for now.

And OH! Wow, those bats are fantastic! Ahh, what GREAT and perfect trinkets those are for a Team Edward fan! And wow! Neato job on the filigree! The beads really pull it all together in a wonderful way! I'm excited to see what you do with the other filigrees.

Have a great day!

God's Kid said...

Your earrings and pendants are nice. I really like the filagree pendant! :)

Isdihara said...

Your filigree pendant is so pretty as to cause worry (that someone will beg for it or want to buy it right off your body). It wouldn't surprise me in the least because if I saw it on you, I would be tempted to do exactly that!

This is only my 2nd TIAS so I don't have much history with guessing along the way, but it seems strange to me that so many (myself included) are still in the dark as to what we are tatting. It sure has been fun!

Do you know? MotherMark never received the tatting package (sent over a year ago) and I have never received it back. Asked the post office to try to trace it but they had no luck. Someone, somewhere will one day find that package and open it and be amazed at all your wonderful tatting! Who knows, it may even make the news. If it does, my Google Alert will catch it.

So sorry your tatting that you worked so hard on went missing. I feel just awful!

Corina said...

Ooh, I love your bats! And such a lovely pendant... nice tatting!

Anonymous said...

I love the pendant you made. Very Pretty. I know April loves the earrings and the necklace you made her along with the extra bat too. Get Well wish for you to feel better. I love you dear friend. Get Better so we can TAT and check out my BLOG.

Carol Lawecki said...

Thank you everyone for all your kind comments on my bat earrings and pendant. You guessed April is "Team Edward".

Thanks for the get well wishes Rayanna, I am finally feeling better.

Hi Bella, thanks for stopping by and was your guess correct? The TIAS turned out to be an areoplane. I will post a picture later.

Hi Isdihara, you are very sweet with your compliments on my filagree pendant. That's too bad that MotherMark never rec'd the items you sent her. I guess we'll never know who ended up with our tatted pieces.

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Valentines Day, Carol and many thanks for visiting me.
Love all your tatting work, the Bats are fabulous and perfect for a Vampire fan.
The TIAS plane is wonderful and how neat that you do not know what you are going to be making.
The filagree pendant is neat and I look forward to seeing what you do next.


Bella Sinclair said...

Yes! I guess correctly! Hahahaha!

Thanks for your visit. I hope you are having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

❦TattingChic said...

Wow! It looks like I missed out on an AWESOME giveaway on Sherry's blog there! Her ceramic shuttles are 2die4!!! Anyway, I LOVE the pendant you made and I have to say I really like the milk glass you are displaying the tatted bats on! Hee hee! :) I LURVE Milk Glass! I was majorly bummed when one of my milk glass compote dishes broke during my move! :( Ahhh well!