Monday, January 30, 2012

Purple tatted set


Back of necklace
The earrings are my Carnival pattern, and the necklace is a design that I made up as I went.

People often ask if I'm going to write it up, but first I think I need to experiment with it awhile. The large medallion wouldn't lay straight until after a lot of blocking with steam, so I'm going to see if there's any way that I could adjust the stitch counts.

The beads were added to the center of rings using a technique that I learned at Jane Eborall's site. I like this technique a lot, so I made a video too. One of the tricky things about adding beads in this way is figuring out how many double stitches will fit around a certain bead. A change in size of bead or thread will need a change in stitch count as well. It's fiddly to do but worth the results, I think.
Beaded ring in progress

The thread I used is Lizbeth size 20 in Country Grape. The round beads are Swarovski Crystal Pearls in Light Green, the seed beads size 11/0, just some that I had in my stash.

I kept the neck cord simple with a zigzag chain, as explained on Tatting Fool's blog.




22 comments:

louine said...

Lovely.....I really like the color thread....

Fox said...

Very art deco and elegant. You sure do wonderful things with thread!
Fox : )

Gina said...

Very fetching! Love the colors!

Tatenup said...

I love it. It is georgous!

~*Princesa Fiona*~ said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS and I LOVE the color! Congrats ~ your designs are AWESOME!

God's Kid said...

Stunning design!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Gorgeous! It looks like the perfect accent for an Easter outfit. Am I thinking too far ahead? : )

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Suz said...

I think we all agree! This is a beautiful set! Suz C

Anna said...

It's wonderful!! I have no words!!
Anna

Marta F. Sitarska said...

Wow! This set is absolutely gorgeous: beautiful design and wonderful combination of colors!

Suztats said...

I love this! It's gorgeous. Wonderful design, and the colours you've chosen go so well together.

Margarets designer cards said...

Wow, gorgeous or what, totally stunning what more can I say, I love it.
Margaret

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks so much, everyone, for the wonderfully encouraging comments!

Lady Jane said...

This is simply gorgeous!!! LJ

JB said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Dawn said...

Exquisite doesn't even begin to describe this!

Marie Drew said...

very stunning! my favorite color as well.

Ruth said...

Absolutely stunning.

Tat-ie said...

Simply gorgeous and marvellous: don't accept any comment under that level, they would be just jealous critics.
One of my two favourites colours, and the pattern is just amazing
Congratulations, really ;)

Crissi said...

So beautiful!!!!
♥Crissi♥

MegansBeadedDesigns said...

This is so incredibly STUNNING!