Saturday, 11 March 2017

Ice Drop Fever


I've been bitten by the Ice Drop Bug. Ice Drops are tatted using florists beads in the centre, The beads are quite heavy and make a nice ornament.

I put a brooch pin on the back, size 20 makes a 3D brooch 3.5 inches across tip to tip.


The pattern is by Diane Cademartori and here is a link to a free pattern. You may know her as Lace Loving Librarian.

The choices of color combinations are endless and I searched my stash for something smaller to use as earrings.  I found some shank buttons and was able to twist the shank off without too much damage.

I used a size 30 vintage Coats thread and kept the stitch count the same as the brooch.  I only did rounds one and two of the pattern.  I added a jump ring and the earrings sit straight on. They are light and look pretty from both sides.

Thanks to Diane for the inspiration for these earrings.

7 comments:

  1. It's amazing how universal this technique has become because of Diane ! What would've kept us away in fear of "cabochon tatting" is now actually a craze.
    Love your working - nice earrings !

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  2. Thanks Muskaan, I don't usually go for a craze but now that I have I can see so many uses, for instance I have a few shells and beach glass that are special to me and would make lovely pendent necklaces. Oh my I do have the fever.

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  3. Fabulous to see the different ways Diane's ice drop technique can be put to use! It's on my to-do list. I have some hand made beads that might just work.

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  4. Welcome to us ice droppers, there's so many possibilities with them yours are looking lovely

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  5. Oh wow you too have got bitten by the craze! Thanks for pointing to the pattern too, must have missed that along the way. Yes certainly large beads may work Jane - please don't get me started!

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  6. Wonderful, and thanks for the information on how you adjusted it to work for you love this infectious bug that swarms over all the tatters :)

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  7. Awesome Ice Drop snowflake!!! :)
    Wonderful Ice Drop earrings!!! :)

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