Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Layered Ring Christmas Tree

I got the pattern done, and listed it for sale as a pdf file in my Etsy shop. Both the basic and the beaded versions are included in the pattern.

The basic concept of the tree is pretty simple, just one shuttle and ball of thread, but the pattern was a lot of work to finalize and write up. There is not a diagram with this pattern - it was just too hard to draw one that made sense with the 3 dimensional effect of this design.

I ran out of time to make more and better models of the tree, which in size 20 thread makes a nice size for earrings. Busy, busy with Christmas preparations - making cookies, wrapping gifts, practicing cello for the concert and Christmas Mass, and DH just volunteered me to bake 2 kinds of bars for his office potluck...but, it's all good fun!

23 comments:

Corina said...

Lovely Christmas Trees!

Ladytats said...

wow, Marilee, I will have to have that pattern. you say size 20 makes an earring? very nice!

~H~E~A~T~H~E~R~ said...

I love them they are so pretty!!!

Josie Passell said...

They are wonderful.

Karrieann said...

soooooo dang cute!!!

Tattin' Kat said...

Would size 10 make a nice ornament? I sense some Christmas money getting spent early :)

yarnplayer said...

Thank you for the nice comments!

In size 10, the tree is about 2 inches long.
In size 20 the tree is about 1 and 1/2 inches long.

God's Kid said...

Those are awesome Christmas trees! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Adorable! I'm off to get my pattern!

Angeline Yoshiko said...

These are so lovely and gorgeous.
*.@*

Suztats said...

I love your tree pattern! Adorable for earrings, a necklace motif, or tree decorations!fleolg

Bri's Bits said...

wow, those are really different than any I have seen so far, very pretty, and good job :)

TAT19540 said...

love the tree. I'll put that on my list of things I want! Lol your hubby and mine do the same thing! I usually get elected to make truffles and fudge.

Margarets designer cards said...

I love them they are gorgeous.
Margaret

Ania said...

Beautiful Christmas tree! It's a great idea!

Perlen-Guni said...

Marilee, these are sooo beautiful trees !! Remind me on the russian way of tatting. Good idea, will try that! My favorite is the colored one!!

tattrldy said...

These Christmas tress look amazing! Love the 3D look of them. The one that has the 'ornaments' is really an eye-catcher.Great job!

Claudia said...

love the tree!!! amazing design..
clau

slow design said...

Merry Christmas with that trees

Karen said...

Thank you Marilee! I'm almost finished with my first tree. It's fun to make and see the rings stack and lovely tree evolve. Great directions, too. I'm off to finish one and start more. Karen

Tony said...

Lovely rings. Thanks for sharing it. It's really nice with its unique design.

Susanne said...

They are so incredible beautiful.
Merry Christmas from me.

tattrldy said...

I got this pattern for Christmas! It was actually a gift from a swap partner on Ravelry. Woo hoo! I must have been a very good girl this year: )