Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tatted necklace with polymer clay heart finished

It's done! The polymer clay heart measures about 2 and 1/4 inches wide (5.7 cm) by 2 inches high (5 cm). The thread used was Flora size 10.

Detail of note: the ring just before the large round bead is where I began tatting the neck cord, using a Loop Tatted Ring (LTR) to get both threads through the bead without having to unwind any shuttles. This is the technique used by Bina in her Candlelight Snowflake. The LTR is a new trick for me - I don't quite have it mastered yet, but it came in handy for this project!

The closure is a toggle that I made of polymer clay, and can be inserted into any of the tatted openings for an adjustable necklace. I'm very happy with how the necklace turned out.

20 comments:

Krystle said...

Stunning! Can I be you when I grow up? :-)

Paula C. said...

It turned out very beautiful!!! I love the blending of colors of the polymer clay =)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

All I can say is... WOW! I love it!

♥ Heather ♥ said...

OMGosh Marilee
I am speechless that is GEORGOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW BEAUTIFUL!!!
~Heather

wickedtats said...

It looks great!

tattrldy said...

This necklace absolutely lovely!! I love those colors. I've never tried that trick with the bead, either, I'll have to look into it. It could come it quite handy! I like the way you did the adjustable size of the necklace - neat idea!

Isdihara said...

This necklace is just beautiful! Please say you will make more than one of these charming necklaces.

Rayanna said...

It's beautiful. It's in my favorite colors.

umintsuru said...

That is pretty, Marilee! You have incredible talent. I love how you did the toggle clasp. Colours are also very coordinated and the polymer heart is very unique.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks very much, everyone. I just sort of "play" with ideas, so I suppose I never did actually "grow up", LOL. I have a couple of smaller hearts that are similar - maybe I could do matching earrings? Anyway, yes, I plan to make more of this type of necklace, while keeping each one a unique piece of wearable art.

TypsTatting said...

Wow that is just stunning!!!!! the colours are really lovely.......

Fox said...

Quite an accomplishment. It is an amazing ornament. Congratulations!
Fox : )

TAT19540 said...

The necklace is WOW! I can't visualize the adding bead without unwinding the shuttle yet(looked at Bina's directions). I guess I will just need to see it done before it all clicks!Earrings will complete the picture!

Ginny W said...

That is beautiful!! Will you have a pattern out for other to make?

Katie said...

Stunning!! I adore the colors! I wonder if I'll ever be able to tat like that!! LOL!

Carla said...

Wow...very pretty...nice color!

Cindy said...

I stumbled upon your blog when I was searching for blogs on polymer clay. I stayed because my grandmother tatted! I learned myself when I was younger, but did not realize there was a whole new modern tatting movement. Thanks!

yarnplayer said...

Oh, yes, there is a whole modern tatting movement - hurray!

❦TattingChic said...

Wow, this is really cool! The colors are amazing! You are a fabulous artist, Marilee! :)

dishoom said...

hello,

love your blog and what all u do. got a request. if u can please can u explain in detail how the ltr technique is done and the large bead is connected with 2 rings on the either side. and no thread outside.