Lace jewellery is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely I spend too much time browsing all fantastic blogs and I just adore those stunning pieces of tatting art shown there. It is amazing how beautiful things you can make using old vintage patterns, formerly used as doilies, hunkies, collars, etc…They are easily adaptable to modern earrings, pendants, bracelets or necklaces . Every tatting motif, from very simple to very complicated, is feminine, elegant, sophisticated and stylish. If you add beads, crystals or pearls –you can get a stunning piece of jewellery –delicate, unique and eye-catching.
The next thing I love in tatting is the idea of connections with female traditions. I like thinking that I make things in the same way as women few generations before me… this is our heritage and it is worth to continue hand making crafts instead of, maybe cheap, but without a soul , things from factories in China, for example. This is also a creative way to express myself.
Recently I have found a very old beautiful pattern from Beeton’s Book of Needlework originally published in Great Britain in 1870 by Ward, Lock and Tyler. I have tatted this pendant using black Aida 20 and purple seed beads.