Monday, August 25, 2008

Necklace design in progress

This is the first row of a necklace design that I am working on. The beads are pre-strung, and are visible on the shuttles. I am in the process of tatting a string of split rings, and after a few more of those, will turn the work to tat the next row of the necklace. The neck cord will be added after the main area of the necklace is finished.

Hopefully it will turn out nicely enough to include in the book. I am about done with 21 pages, and expect the finished book to be around 28 pages.

8 comments:

Clyde said...

Looking very nice so far. I can't wait for your book to come out it is sure to be a winner.

Tattycat said...

This definitely looks like another winner to me. Mark me down for one of the first books - signed by you of course!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Ooh! Aah! I can't wait to see the finished piece! Please add my name to the list for your new book... autographed, please!

TattingChic said...

Oh, WOW! That necklace is sooooo beautiful! The beads are exquisite. I hope it does go in the book.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks much, all of you! I still need to finish tatting the necklace, 1 more earring, and the snowflake. Then take just a few more photos, put in page numbers, and scrutinize for errors that may have been missed. But my very own book, "Boutique Tatting" is nearing completion! Good thing, because my family is getting tired of me working at the computer so much!

Linda S Davies said...

Thanks for sharing your design process, Marilee!

Sapna said...

Oh Gosh! how can you just do it? I love to see your beaded tatting all the time. I wish I could do it too like you, Maybe your book will teach me. Please do add me to your list as well.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you, Linda and Sapna. My book will have some hints on working with beads included - my own way of working with beads, at least.