Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It grew around a bottle cap

Nearly a year ago, I bought a bottle cap pendant from the seller in the booth next to mine at the Discovery World Holiday Artisan Market. I told her at the time that I'd tat it into something.  
Well, now I have!


I added some gears into the necklace by joining into them with normal joins while tatting.

By fiddling around with the ring, I discovered that the tatted ring could be easily maneuvered to lie under the gear, so the gear would be prominent on top of the tatting.

I decided to call this design Newcastle because that was written on the other side of the bottle cap.

24 comments:

Lily said...

Wow - That's so nice!!

Amazing what we can do when we leave our imaginations to run wild. LOL!

BSOTF said...

Marilee,
That is so cool! I love how gears are able to be turned into something fancier than would be expected by some. Simply amazing!

yarnplayer said...

Thanks!
Lily, you got it - I did just let my imagination run wild!

BSOTF, it was fun playing around with those gears - I didn't have a clue what I was going to use them for at first.

Marty said...

I envy your mind. *sigh* That is incredibly creative and the colors are so just right.

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Wow this is an amazing piece! Love the creative combination of elements.

yarnplayer said...

Thanks, Marty. My mind is okay for some stuff, but not much good for many other things, LOL.

Thank you, Jen. The idea started coming to me once I had a few of those elements laid out together.

Perlen-Guni said...

Very very nice, Marilee!

So interesting to see how people get inspired ;-)

A bead on the thread and tat!

Janeczkowo said...

Super! Pozdrawiam:)

tattrldy said...

Your necklace looks wonderful! What a neat idea, to get your inspiration from something like a bottle cap - of course, it's a pretty cool bottle cap. The gears make quite an accent on it.

Rose Anne B said...

OMGG this is sooooo beautiful - I LOVE it and hope my monies improve so I can order it for myself!! This is the most beautiful one I've seen in ages. LOVELY!!!

HippieKender said...

Wow! Stunning! I can almost envision all sorts of Steampunk tatted jewelry.
I'm not sure my imagination is as good as yours though. :)

Gina said...

Beautiful! I wish I could wear something like this but I'll just admire it instead. The design and workmanship are superb!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very cool!

Ladytats said...

just goes to prove that Tatting goes with everything!

StringyDogs said...

I agree. Beyond cool!! I am envious and you are talented! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Vinnie said...

That's soooo.. cool!
And it is so pretty!
Love it.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you to everyone for such wonderful comments!
Interesting to see that so many people find tatting is "cool" :)

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

I have to say ...I love your new necklace!! It is beautiful!!

Elizabeth said...

Love these colors together.

sally said...

Marilee! This awesome and the chain attached is great. Do you starch the work after tatting it?

yarnplayer said...

Most of the time I don't stiffen my tatted pieces. The thread used in this one is size 10 Lizbeth, which has quite a bit of firmness to begin with. The beaded part sticking up in the middle of this particular necklace is a little heavy, but I think the surrounding chains should support it enough. Anyway, I'll just leave it - I don't think it needs any starch.

Fox said...

This is positively medieval-looking! I can see it on the neck of a noblewoman... at a great fête!
You do astounding work!
Fox : )

Koroneczka said...

It's your most beautiful necklace. Wonderful!

Sarah said...

What an awesome necklace! I'm always amazed at the clever ideas you come up with. :)