Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pendant in "Rhubarb Pie"

What looks like all rings in the center, is only real rings on the upper 2. The rest are chains. They are just joined at the base to look like rings. That way the outer small rings could be added.

The beads hanging off the bottom were strung on the thread before tatting, and are dangling from a picot. The others are slipped over a very long picot before joining.

The larger bead near the top was strung on the thread and joined at the opposite side. This put a thread from each shuttle alongside the bead. Then a lock join was tied at the top of the bead.

The main rings (chains) of the center are somewhat elongated and distorted from the stitch count and the placement of the picots. But I still think it's attractive...what is your opinion?

9 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I love it! The color is so vibrant... I may have to attend the art fair in September so I can see your work in person!

yarnplayer said...

Thank you! Do please introduce yourself at the Lake Country Harvest Art Fair in Hartland, Wisconsin on Sept. 8. I will be sharing a booth with the Wisconsin Handweavers, so look for them.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

What a perfect name for this thread. It's lovely! The design is fabulous too!

Tattycat said...

My mouth actually dropped open when I opened your page and saw this earring! The thread and the beads and the design..... Yummy!

***Jon**** said...

Very beautiful Marilee. I wish I can design jeweleries like you do. Maybe it's because I don't wear jewelery much myself and so the ideas don't come so easily.

Gina said...

I especially like that thread! Did you buy it or dye it? It compliments your design perfectly.
:-) Gina

yarnplayer said...

It is my own hand-dyed thread. Thanks, everyone, for all the compliments!

Marty said...

It's beautiful! The design is charming and the "Rhubarb Pie" thread just adds to it's eye-catching appeal.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Rhubarb Pie arrived today! It's gorgeous! I'm so glad I got to your shop first!