Thursday, December 29, 2011

Swords Into Plowshares





It's finished! This is what I was designing, a necklace inspired by the Biblical passage "They shall beat their swords into plowshares...." Micah 4:3 and Isaiah 2:4.

Anyway, I tried to capture in tatting the suggestion of a sword handle with the bottom part flattened into a plowshare, or at least a shovel. The center is colorful and floral-like, an attempt to convey growth and peace. The beads at the center add sparkle and also weight to try to keep the necklace centered.


This is probably too epic of a theme for my limited abilities, but the inspiration came to mind, so I had to try!

27 comments:

Anna said...

It's wonderful!! Anna

Sally Kerson said...

Goodness me how do you do it? Lovely design. I now have your book, as you know, kindly purchased by Sue Anna and longing to find the time to make something from it.

kleks77 said...

Amazing job!!! I love it :)

~*Princesa Fiona*~ said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Congrats on another fabulous design! :)

Michelle said...

What a fascinating idea! It turned out lovely (as usual) but to have a necklace which represents a concept is so amazing. You are very talented!

Marty said...

Executed to perfection! It really does convey the inspiration passage. Besides that -- it's pretty!

Marilee Rockley said...

Gee, thanks! Here I was thinking the design wasn't much good...I'm glad you like it. It's tricky, but I hope to get the pattern written up soon.

Phyllis said...

Great job! It is nice to see a concept into a live project. You are so inspirational.

Maureen said...

Very beautiful - not musical, then....... but maybe that will be inspiration for another time!
I love the colours.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

What an amazing concept and design! It's always fun to 'watch' you develop your fabulous ideas, which are then tatted to perfection.

Miranda said...

That is wonderful! I do hope you'll offer the pattern for sale!

H J Hess said...

lovely

Suztats said...

Fantastic idea, designed and tatted beautifully!

Tara said...

Very nice!

Ladytats said...

I too think you did a very good job of bringing your concept to fruition. and I like the color in the center as a focal point. congrats on your new necklace design.

Patrycja said...

Beautiful !

louine said...

Fabulous.....

tattabugg said...

Amazing!! I love it!!!

Corina said...

Wow, I love it! The idea as well as the design - fantastic!

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

What a wonderful and well executed idea! I love it!

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

I think you did a beautiful job putting what you envisioned into a tatted piece of jewelry :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Gosh its wonderful, it really looks like a sword ends and the colours are brilliant. well done.
Margaret

Fox said...

Beautiful - a wonderful harbinger of creations to appear in 2012!

Happy New Year, Marilee!
Fox ; )

God's Kid said...

That is beautiful and unique!! :)What a great place to find inspiration!

max said...

Happy New Year
wonderful tatting

am I still me? said...

What a wonderful inspiration. Wow, scripture in tatting. Well done, putting it into a design. Nice!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you all for the encouraging comments! The pattern is finished now and listed in my Etsy shop
http://www.etsy.com/listing/90283763/pdf-tatting-pattern-swords-into