Thursday, 29 December 2011

Earrings, with a lot of bling

I found these two lampwork beads on etsy, and made some earrings out of them. Usually I would have made them very simple, with a pearl at the bottom, maybe a pearl on the top.
Not today, I felt like a lot of bling, and added a silver bead on top, pearls and swarovski crystals.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

More christmas ornaments

From this.....

A couple of hours, a set of pliers, and you get this....

More decorations for the tree!

Monday, 19 December 2011

This is going to be long......

Last time I showed something here, it was september. Now, it is already december! I have been tatting al that time. This is what I have to show for it. I have been making snowflakes. most are from Jon Yusoff's patterns, from the book Elegant tatted gems, or the angel in the snow pattern. I love these patterns, they are nice to tat, have a bit of work in them, and look great. I have already managed to 'get rid of' half of the snowflakes, everyone I show them to wants them. And a couple of other patterns.
So here goes....
First, angels in the snow, pattern by Miranda Rensberger, the 2 others I forget where I got the pattern from. Thread used for these is DMC 80.

This is a pattern by Mary Konior, for a coaster, but if you make it from thin thread, it makes a nice ornament. this, and all the following ornaments, are made with King Tut quilting thread. in different colors.

These are all patterns by Jon Yusoff.

Angels in the snow, and one other pattern.

Yon Yusoff's again.

and The little seahorse dragon, by Debbie Arnold and Anne Bruvold. I think he is so cute. (other 2 = Yon again!)

These last 2 are tatted with hdt by the Yarnplayer, I love those colors.