Monday 27 September 2010

Vampire’s Wheel of Fate

This is my next project and I am extremely pleased how it turned out. Halloween is fast approaching so inevitably I invented this vampire style medallion.

This medallion has all the features that I love in the Gothic style –dark, mystery, lace, secrecy, delicacy. I am going to tat matching earrings as well. So in the near future I'll tat a set of vampire-style jewellery.

To make this piece I used black Aida 20

Friday 24 September 2010

Tatted earrings in an old gold

Wow, finally I learned the basis of tatting around the ring. I could not resist and tried to do new earrings. The design was created spontaneous. A very pleasant surprise was the fact that the earrings are flat, not waving at all. So I dared to do a few new projects. Over the next few days I will show you some of my own projects. They are vey simple, but I am very happy I am able to design tatting motives.  I wonder whether you will like it. I think also about organize a small "giveaway" / candy, whatever you call it.
 Here I am presenting earrings handmade by me. I used a very thin thread in an old gold and earwires (colour of old gold as well). Do you have an idea what to call these earrings?

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Dimensional Rose

I noticed recently that dimensional tatting has become very popular. This can be seen on blogs by Agasunset, krystledawnetats, or umintsuru. So I made a sweet rose, according to this pattern. I used Liezbeth 20 in ecru  and variegated pink.

Friday 17 September 2010

Sapphire tatted earrings (in gold)

Still I like very much gold earrings with Swarovski crystals. This time I used the beautiful sapphire crystals. Effect exceeded my expectations. The result is jewellery that reminds me of the Victorian era, the beauty of flowers, gold, precious stones. This is my little tribute to femininity, romance and everything associated with that.I used antique gold thread (I don't know the name), sapphire Swarovski crystals and sterling silver (925) earwires plated 24 carat gold.

I'm trying to learn needle tatting, but I'm not satisfied with the results ... So for now stick to the shuttle ... Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Shuttle tatting vs. needle tatting

I am encouraged by the posts written by Agasunset and bought a tatting needle. I decided to learn this technique. Apparently tatting needle is much faster to do, which is the undoubted advantage. But at this stage I'm doing a lot faster tatting lace by shuttle. Now I would like to write about the differences that I see at first glance between the two techniques. Yesterday I did two flowers, the same pattern, same thread, the first made with a needle, a second with a shuttle. As you can see on the picture below the size of the two flowers are similar. The difference manifests itself in the thickness of the individual chains or rings. Next difference, which strikes the eye, is the distribution of colours on a multi-coloured, variegated thread. In needle tatting there is a continuity of colour both in rings and chains. In the shuttle type of tatting is a lack of this continuity. You can see very clearly the difference between colour of rings and chains. I must admit that generally I like more the final result in shuttle tatting, but the distribution of colour is far nicer if you are using a tatting needle. I used a sample of Lizbeth 40 (which was a pleasant surprise that I got along with purchased needles) and tatting needle size 7.

Sunday 12 September 2010

Elegant tatted earrings in gold with Jet AB Swarovski crystals

I have made another version of my gold earrings. This time I used a lot of JET AB Swarovski crystals. They match perfectly with this antique gold thread I used. Earwires are silver sterling and plated 24 carat gold. I like it so much, so I have made a matching pendant. Unfortunately I do not have a picture yet.

Friday 10 September 2010

Shabby Chic Brooch

Hello! This is a simple shabby chic brooch I made few days ago. I used a white lace, tulle and a pearl to make this one. I really like the way it’s turned out.

Sunday 5 September 2010

Steel grey pendant

This is a tatted steel grey pendant (5 cm/2 inches long) with several dozens seed beads in Anthracite Black. The pattern comes from here. The thread is a Turkish cotton, a small 5 g ball, Oren Bayan Solmaz Koton Perle, colour nr 414, (This one is thinner than Aida 20 or Liezbeth 20). I was told few days ago that grey is a new black this season, so I think the pendant is very trendy just now.

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