Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Motif 19 and 20!! Woot!

I suddenly feel very close to the end of my first 25 motif challenge, and it's so exciting! Today I made another set of necklace/ earrings adapted from another simple edging pattern... this one could be from any book. It's very common.
This is made with Lizbeth size 20. And I never remember the names or numbers. I should probably work on that since I'm posting about it... The beads are antiqued silver. The earrings are a simple ring, then 2 split rings (done with the beads on one shuttle and the other part tatted by hand so that I could thread the beads on in between rings).
After the last couple posts I decided it would probably be a better idea to have a photo where I am actually wearing the necklace, just to give a better idea if it's something you'd like to make or even look at... Let me know if there's any interest and I can post the pattern counts I used. They're generally pretty simple.
I should really put a shirt on that poor naked mannequin top. It's a little scandalous.
Oh, and of course I had to post this. This is where I keep most of the other necklaces I've already made and it's starting to look a little silly. But it's pretty, and I like the colors. So I'll probably keep adding on more as I make them!
And I have another collaboration beauty with my friend Candy. Check out how she made the tatting grace something useful! I love when it's useful. The only problem is I need to protect it with some kind of clear something.. I really have no idea. Ideas??
I'm thinking I could probably line the inside with felt or something and it'd be a very useful gift box for something. I just need to work on protecting the top...

Well, I think that's it for today. I'll be a busy bee tonight and see if I have more fun with necklaces so I can post something interesting tomorrow, too.


  1. Your necklaces look great! I love the blue and silver.
    Water based urethane might work on protecting the tatted lid, but you might need quite a few layers.

  2. Hmm, I guess I'll have to do some google searching. I'm not sure I even know what that is! But THANK YOU for the suggestion. I really had no idea where to even start!

  3. Your necklace is so elegant! :)
    Your other necklaces look great too! :)
    Maybe decopauge(probably spelled wrong) would seal and protect that tatting. :)