Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Earrings in spite of summer heat

These are not a perfect maple leaf shape, but I think they're cute. Leaves come in so many shapes anyway.

So far no progress on the purple and silver necklace from 2 posts ago. I need to feel "in the zone" for ideas to come, and the summer heat has drained nearly all of "the zone" out of me! I did manage to finish a pair of earrings to match the "Duchess" necklace that is in my Etsy shop. I had to use size 10 thread since I didn't have any size 20 in those hand dyed colors. Usually I like size 20 for earrings. Anyway, I do like the color combination of the thread and beads.

20 comments:

Shelley Jo said...

Love, love, love the purple and pink necklace! Do you sell these made or just the pattern?

Suztats said...

Your necklace is a gorgeous design! I love the colors and beads you've chosen to use.

tattabugg said...

You took my breath away with those leaf earrings!!! I love leaves and tatting and fall colors! Eeeeepppppp.... I love them!!!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love the leaf earrings! I am so ready for fall, and this color thread is perfect!

Jane S. said...

Ohhh, those leaf earrings are GREAT! Just fantastic. I love leaves and autumn is my favorite season so I can't help but love those earrings.

Corina said...

Lovely jewellery! I love them all!

Sylwka35 said...

Beautiful all of them, but the first I like specialy :-)

God's Kid said...

Totally awesome!!! :) And great colors! :)

Anika said...

I love the earrings! They're perfect. (:

Margarets designer cards said...

They are beautiful, and the colours are so lovely, your necklace is a beautiful design and colour
Margaret

craftydiane said...

Beautiful earrings and necklace. Actually before I read the part about leaves I thought the top ones were butterflies! Although the top middle part does not look like it belongs on a butterfly, but the rest does.
Blessings,
Diane

yarnplayer said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful, cool comments! (Cool in every way!) So refreshing to read these.

The leaf earrings have already sold (wow, that was a quick sale!) so I'll make more.

To answer the question about the "Duchess" necklace, the pattern is in Boutique Tatting, and the finished one in the picture on my blog post is currently for sale
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78638941/tatted-necklace-of-hand-dyed-thread-in

I like the butterfly idea, and I agree, I think it wouldn't take much tweaking to turn the pattern into a butterfly.

TAT19540 said...

Love the jewelry! Great colors!
I am with you heat = no motivation . I almost miss winter. Lol

Kristina said...

I love your jewelry! I just found a free pattern on-line for making turtle earrings. I want to surprise my daughter with them for Christmas. I can't wait to learn more and see what else you are making.

miscellanea said...

The earrings and the purple necklace look absolutely georgeous, so beautiful!
Petra

louine said...

Love the Earrings.....are those in one of your books, I would love to have the pattern.....I think it also looks like a grape leaf and I am working on a project that I think they would be perfect.

Carolivy said...

I love your new earrings Marilee! Is the pattern for the earrings to go with the "Duchess" necklace going to be up for purchase on your Etsy shop? I have the book but would love to be able to make earrings to go with the necklace too.
Hugs
Carol

McSace said...

I would love to be able to make those earrings to go with the Dutchess Necklace too. I see that it's part of the design of the necklace, but I'm new enough at this not to know how to isolate that part of the pattern and add the part on top.

yarnplayer said...

Okay, I'll add the earrings derived from the "Duchess" pattern to my "to do" list. I didn't think anyone would really like the pattern since it is in 2 parts and therefore more ends to hide. But, it's not hard, otherwise. Still, it will have to wait while I sort out leaf ideas.

McSace said...

Thank you for putting it on your to do list! I just saw the post about the new leaf pattern you've put in your etsy shop, can't wait to order them! I LOVE all your patterns, they are beautiful to look at and such inspiration! Thank you for keeping at it for all of us newbies!