Wednesday, January 18, 2012

...and spears into pruning hooks...

A design to compliment the "Swords Into Plowshares" necklace.
Even though the imagery isn't obvious, I still think they're pretty. And, as a gift to my blog readers:

The earring pattern is available for free!
I've prepared it as a PDF file,
CLICK HERE to download.

Other exciting news: I've been informed that I will soon have a tatting article published in Bead & Button Magazine, in the April 2012 issue. Yippee!

17 comments:

Miranda said...

You do think of everything!

Marilee Rockley said...

Gee, thanks :)

Fox said...

These are so pretty! They remind me of slippers Aladdin might wear!
Fox : ))

Marilee Rockley said...

Fox, you're right, they do look like Aladdin slippers!

Ladytats said...

oh, I think there is a new pair of earrings in my future.
you make such fun patterns Marilee

Lady Jane said...

So neat.... I have tried and tried to tat but cant get the hang of it... I love your work. LJ

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks so much, let me know how the pattern works out for you.

Marilee Rockley said...

Try Tatted Treasures youtube video at:
http://youtu.be/BKYQ3EHJ1NU

She has a great blog with lots of absolute beginner tutorials, too, at www.tattedtreasures.com/

Or, try signing up for Georgia Seitz Online Tatting Class, http://www.georgiaseitz.com/

A good book for beginners is "Learn to Tat" by Jeanette Baker which comes with videos on a DVD.

Hope one of these suggestions helps. Once you "catch on" to how the double stitch is made, you'll see how easy it can be.

Clyde said...

Thank you Marilee it is very kind of you to share your patterns. Congratulations on being published again you do a wonderful job of keeping tatting in the news.

Marilee Rockley said...

Clyde, thanks so much. Sometimes people seem to think I'm just doing shameless self-promotion, but actually it's the beautiful craft of tatting that deserves more attention.

God's Kid said...

Very nice earrings and a great compliment to your necklace! :)

wickedtats said...

Congratulations. You of course deserve it. Your work is inspirational and of course lovely

Kristina said...

Those are so pretty!

Quayceetatter said...

Thank you for the beautiful pattern. AND Congrats and very happy to see your Tatting being published in Bead & Button Magazine! Linda in NM

bebel said...

Разкошни са!!!

Margarets designer cards said...

Thank you for the lovely patttern,
and congatulations on your news, I take it Bead and Button is an american magazine?
Margaret

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you to all!
Margaret, the Bead&Button Magazine is published in the USA, but according to info on their website they have readers in 89 countries.