Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ripple necklace

 Here's a new finished necklace, which I've decided to call "Ripple" since it reminds me of undulating waves or vibrations. I used my own hand dyed size 10 from the "Stardate" batch, combined with Lizbeth thread size 10 in black. I designed the pattern myself, and it's just one shuttle with ball of thread. Really not hard - except for those loop tatted rings below the beads in the center (well, you know I would have to challenge myself, lol!) For more info on the loop tatted ring, Tatting Fool has prepared an excellent tutorial on her blog.

Getting the curve just right was my other main challenge with designing this piece. It follows the neckline curve pretty well, in fact it is about the same width as a t-shirt crew neck.

Other exciting news: I just received a phone call this morning from an editor at Annie's Attic, and my "Tatted Jewelry" book is as far as the rough draft stage! I've been asked to look it over to make sure the photos and patterns are matching up, etc. So, that is what I need to do next. Relaxing outside will have to wait for a little bit.

10 comments:

Sus said...

I LOVE this necklace! I have several tatting shuttles and want to learn but haven't ventured forth yet! I am all thumbs.

Sus
http://sipsfromthefirehydrant.blogspot.com/

alveaenerle said...

Lovely pattern! It looks like a bit as stained glass, it's stunning!

yarnplayer said...

Thanks!
Sus, I hope you'll have fun learning to tat! There are a lot of resources available Online to help. There is the Online Tatting Class offered by Georgia Seitz www.georgiaseitz.com
Many videos on YouTube, also there is the Intatters Online tatting guild http://www.intatters.com/content.php?80-Places-to-Start-for-Beginning-Tatters

Alveaenerie, it seems that I often grab black to use with hand dyed or multicolored threads because it really does give that stained glass effect. Glad you like it!

Karrieann said...

...yep, this is stunning!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Ooh! I really like your new necklace! I can't wait to hear more about your new book!

God's Kid said...

Your necklace is Fabulous!!! I love the color combination and the design!!! :)

Mary said...

Beautiful necklace. The color beautiful also.

LittleBerry said...

Beautiful and the black makes stardate 'pop'. Am doomed with your threads now after using some 'knitty gritty' this weekend....

Margarets designer cards said...

I love the pattern and your design beautiful necklace.
Margaret

Heather of Tatted Treasures said...

This is beautiful, as usual. I love your choice of colors to make the stardate stand out.

I really need to order some of that...hope it is in stock...:)