Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wired up.....



Trying my hand at wire wrapping.....


( Black and white seed beads on wire spirals)


My hands are hurting less now.......




(Large blue glass beads on wire spirals)
gone to my hubby's cousin....Neha



now that I'm getting the hang of it......









(Lots of wire spirals, some seed beads and a centre glass bead)
Confiscated "as soon as she layed eyes upon it" by my sister!


Still more to come......



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ooooh.....Thanks!!!!


Thank You all so much
 for such lovely comments on my last post...
It was very encouraging.
You could see me smiling from ear to ear!
I've never had so many comments on any posts
since I started this blog about year and a half ago!
I'm very very flattered indeed.


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And now for some pics of what I've been upto in the last week......

Taking a small break from the hectic tatting
got this
Anklet made
in crochet,
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Blue seed beads with Anchor 20 cotton.

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And then
back to tatting,
A little edging
I thought up of while fiddling with my shuttles


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Still not thought of what I'm going to do with it....
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And
a tatted bracelet.
Light blue transparent seed beads on white thread,
Rolled on wire with beads for the toggle type lock.


 




Thanks for coming by and having a look....

 

Friday, April 23, 2010

Playing with rings

Well, I've been very busy tatting this week.
Got an idea, inspired by how
Iris has used the rings in her earrings.
Loved the dimensional effect she created
and I just couldn't stop myself from doing this.
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Rings on rings.....
Got it correct after a lot of tries,
Made it into a bracelet
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Here's a closer look at the lock
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(I'm loving the play with wires too!)
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Next,

Trying to add some more of the 3rd dimension to tatting
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Puffed up swirling rings.
Again made it into a bracelet
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and of course, the lock
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See those puffed up rings?
I think I'm going to try this out with beads next.
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And Finally
My Swirling Heart
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Same on both sides.....
Another look at a differnt angle?
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That could make a pretty locket......

So, what do you think?
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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fresh....

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Light blue green shiny seed beads on white thread.....
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Rings only pattern....
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Transparent mother of pearl polish button for lock.
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Light and fresh......

Friday, April 16, 2010

Iris earrings

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Finally got it right!
Woke up almost all night tatting and retatting....
couldn't sleep without getting this done!
Lovely earrings, lovely pattern.
Thanks Iris.
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sunny


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Large yellow beads on pristine white thread
Lots of sunny things on my
absolutely tanned wrist.

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Still turning some wires
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Luv

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wired up....

Trying out things with wires....
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Lockets with glass beads and wires

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and a bracelet
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And, my o'my,
are my fingers hurting!
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Some great tutorials on wire jewellery can be found
on
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Black and white


I've was wearing black and white today
an so wanted to do something in those colors
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Here's the bracelet I made today...
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White Cotton size 20 Anchor
Black shiny beads,
And,
The Lock made with wire

BY ME!
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This is the first time I've tried to do some wire twisting stuff.
I always wondered what to put on my bracelets for locks,
The one's we get here are just not pretty enough,
or look so bulky with the delicate tatting!
It was a little rough and hard on my fingers,
But,
It's not bad for a first attempt!
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In the meantime,
here's what I got in the mail....
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has made the Spring Doily-2
You can read more about it on her blog here.
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Spring Doily-2
Done by Tatskool
in Floretta.
Read more about it here on her blog.
 She's even sent this numbered diagramme of the pattern.
That's awesome.This does make the pattern easier to follow.
I'd never thought about it.
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Thank to both of you for tatting my pattern.
They have turned out so lovely.
Your suggestions have been so nice.
I'll try to make ammends in the pattern ASAP.
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Thanks for the comments on the
Dark Woods Doily.
It was 10th of march when I started to design and tat it.
The center light brown is done in one pass using lots of split rings.
The inner dark brown part also done in one pass using Lots of split rings again.
God only knows how many times I joined the wrong ring to the wrong ring, and had to retro-tat!
My hands were hurting in and out!
So decided to do the outer rounds in simple ring and chain style, still keeping the pattern similar.
I had been tatting so frantically in the past two weeks,
now I'm at a total mind block as to what to tat!
Any suggestions?
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