I know this tatted heart is a little late for Valentine's Day, but I finally finished it. This is Jane Eborall's Flurry Heartache. I think the design is brilliant, the way the pattern just flows and it makes a really nice shaped heart. For the center bead, I used a 6mm heart bead, which fits the design perfectly. I found the hearts at DS9 Design, and bought one of the multi colored packs of hearts, this way I can match the hearts to all the pretty colors of Lizbeth thread I have bought.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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!!