Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Eternal" tatted cross with 3-D rose center

The pattern is now available as pdf! Click here.

The structure of the 3-D rose in the center was inspired by Sharon Morgan's Jessica Rose, but I didn't use the "dimples" in mine, just plain tatted rings. The design of the cross itself is very simple, only vintage-style rings and chains.

I tatted the rose first (from my own "Roses" hand dyed thread), then lock joined the white thread at a picot between petals on the back. I opted to use lock joins (shuttle joins) at the places where the cross joined into the rose. Not sure if this is "right", but it's what I chose to try this time. I guess I thought "locking" each of the branches of the cross separately this way would give them more stability.

Eager beavers who want to try making these can probably figure out how it's done from the photos - go right ahead! It's fairly simple.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a delightful pattern, Marilee! So elegant, but fairly simple to tat.
Thank you!
Katie V in Creedmoor NC

Valerie said...

love this, marilee. a very attractive tatted centrepiece. i'm sure the wearer will get all heads turning on her... :)

Tattycat said...

This is sooo pretty! Thank you for sharing it with us. It makes a beautiful pendant.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty, Marilee! I love the Roses set on white. It really sets off both the color and the design.

Clyde said...

Beautiful pendant Marilee. It is going to be a sure fire winner with the jewelery crowd.

Christine said...

Marilee - what a stunning cross!! I have not tried any 3D tatting, but I think I might just have to now!!

connie said...

WoW that picture stopped me in my tracks. Beautiful idea, beautiful colors.
Connie

Donna said...

Amazing. So beautiful. I would end up with a mess. Thank you for sharing your work.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, everyone! I can see that I'm going to have to write up a pattern and tutorial for this! First, though, I'll make a couple more, so that I can figure out the approach that seems to make most sense.

TattingChic said...

What a beautiful rose! It looks lovely on the cross. Beautiful work. Thank you for posting it! It would be lovely to have a pattern to refer to someday! :)

singtatter said...

Very striking piece, especially the colour combination. What thread size did you used, Marilee?

yarnplayer said...

Ok, folks, I've finished writing the Eternal Rose tatted cross pattern! It's now available in pdf format, just click on the link I've added to the original post. If there are any problems let me know.

Tattycat said...

Ooh, thanks. I'll go have a look!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such a attractive piece of work. I can't wait to make this cross for my dear mom who has been cancer free for 2 years. She'll love it.
Again thanks.
Bonnie Vancover Island B.C.

Krystle said...

Oh how pretty! My list of things-to-tat is getting longer....

TAT19540 said...

Lovely rose. I could see it done in smaller thread with a small crystal on it and three of your cross pieces making a 'leaf'. If done in small enough thread it would make a nice pair of earrings! Thank you for sharing!

Carol Lawecki said...

Marilee, Stunning! I think your Roses HDT looks beautiful on the white cross. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Tatskool said...

Lovely!

Christine said...

Oh Thank you so much for the pattern!!! Let's face it, I was NEVER going to figure out the rose on my own, I'm 100% sure I still get it after reading the pattern - I'll have to give it a try.

Thank you for so generously sharing your patterns!

sally said...

Thank You Marilee, knew could count on you for a pattern :) I am working on something and should be able to share soon. Lovely HDT too. Hopefully will be able to place an order in the future.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you all for the nice comments! I'm glad you are enjoying the pattern.

Carolivy said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your patterns!
Hugs
Carol

Ridgetatter said...

This was a fun pattern to do; but, I was fortunate to have one from your ETSY shop, so I could compare what I was doing with what you had done! LOL
I used Nectarine for my rose as I didn't have any of the 'roses' (how did that ever happen? LOL)
I made this for the In Tatter's exchange and it went to Judith Conners. I didn't have a nice satin cord, so used a complimentary ribbon.
Thank you for the pattern. bj

HJC Editor said...

Hi! Great tute! I will be linking at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/ in future post.

Thanks!
Jane
http://diylessons.org/
http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/