Wednesday 15 May 2019

Fractal Spiral Earrings

I just don't like to have only one earring done, so I completed the second one at home. These Fractal  Spiral Earrings are the design of Eva Rushton and she taught this class at Shuttlebirds 2019. She plans to sell the pattern on her Etsy site here.  

I just love how the pattern spirals and I can see it looking a bit different with a metallic thread and some beads in just the right place.
These were tatted with a vintage Coats size 30 and measure 1.5 inches or 4 cm from top to bottom so you could make these in a 40 for a smaller version. 

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Purple Pansy Pendant

This purple pansy pendant was created  at Shuttlebirds  2019.  The course was taught by Marie of West Pine Creations.  This is also her design/pattern. She calls this tat smithing, it is done using two strands of metallic sewing thread.  The technique of how to cover the pansy bead is different from the popular icedrops  by Diane C.

There was a learning curve using the sewing thread. I pulled too hard and broke one thread, had to add thread at a ring.

Not my best work but I am pleased with the results. I really like how it turned out and the picture does not do it justice. I purchased her books and plan to make some matching earrings.

Sunday 12 May 2019

Nametag Be Nice

I have told many that I have a PhD; project half done, the truth is I have many PHD's.   This nametag is now completed.  It is quite long because I had to use the seven letters version because I don't approve of a shortened version of my name.  But if you remove the R then I am be nice.

The pattern is designed by Kathy Lowe and I have provided a link here.  She provides both five and seven letter patterns.  My sister wants one but her name is eight letters so I will use her three initials with a bead between.  Watch for this in your care package sis.

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Friday 10 May 2019

Hello Lael

Just another peek at one of my shuttles, a Lael Morgan.  This shuttle also arrived with tatting instructions and a few patterns on the other side.

I also have a book by Lael about yarn tatting to go with the shuttle.