Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tatting article in Bead&Button Magazine


 Pages 24 through 26 of the April 2012 issue has a tatted jewelry article written by me! (Doin' the happy dance!)

There are tatting basics plus instructions there for a pair of simple earrings, and photos of some of my other work. Some people may be curious about the green and black pendant. It's essentially the same pattern as 5 Petal Pendant from the Up and Tat 'Em book, with a change to the outer round. I strung seed beads on the shuttle thread, then tatted Ch 2, slide a bead into place, Ch 2, 4 times for each section.


29 comments:

Krystle said...

Congrats! How totally awesome is this!!!!!

Val said...

Wow, exciting! I'm going to hunt down a copy in the store this weekend. Congrats!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Bravo Marilee,
I'm doin the happy dance with you!

Crissi said...

So wonderful work!!!
♥Crissi♥

God's Kid said...

Awesome pendants!!! And I think the multi-colored one would look great even without the border. :)

Kitty Honeybee said...

Lindo...hermoso!...¡Quiero tejer así!

Ladytats said...

congrats Marilee, you deserve it. and your new outer round is awesome

Fox said...

Good for you! Congratulations! Very exciting news.
Fox : ))

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is wonderful! I can't wait to see the magazine and YOUR article! I would imagine this will amaze all those beaders who have no idea what tatting is, and will pique their interest! Beading and tatting are perfect together, as shown by the photos and your awesome tatting! Congratulations, again, for blazing new trails and giving tatting a wider audience!

McSace said...

Those are so nice! You do great work. I really enjoy looking at your work!

Pat Greninger said...

Congratulations. Your pendants are lovely.

Shelley Jo said...

Awesome! Congrats!!

Karen said...

Congratulations! You have great talents. Karen in OR

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Bravo! I may have to go magazine shopping this weekend!

** jess! ** said...

oh YAY!! I too will be at the stores looking for this issue! How exciting! Congratulations!!

Tatfully Yours said...

Wow!! Good for you!! I will have to see if this magazine is available here in Canada!
Kelly

Gwen said...

Congratulations. Will be looking for the mag this weekend.

JB said...

Congratulations! Will have to purchase that issue. Beautiful necklace.

Heather of Tatted Treasures said...

Congratulations! Good for you and way to spread the word about tatting! I'll have to go get that issue.

Lelia said...

I will have to keep an eye out for this magazine - That is so kewl.

So happy for you ; )

Winterhart said...

Congratulations!

Also I wanted to tell you how much one of the photos in your post has helped me to understand beaded tatting. I had read many articles which describe stringing beads onto the shuttle thread, but when I did so and tried to tat all of the beads kept getting tangled up in the ball thread. I did not understand that the thread with the beads on it should be wound around the shuttle. Simple when you see it, but it had never even occurred to me!

Thank you and congrats again!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, and congratulate yourselves too, folks! The magazine editor said she took a look at my blog when I submitted my article, and I'm sure that the amount of followers and interest shown in tatting, had to have been a positive influence on her decision to publish the article.

Margarets designer cards said...

Congratulations, is this an american magazine, as I have not heard of it,
I hope they do many more pieces about your beautiful jewellery to come.

Margaret

max said...

bravo!
beautiful necklace

Rose - Heroine Jewelry said...

Congrats!! I can't wait to pick up a copy, how wonderful!! So happy for you!

** jess! ** said...

I got my copy yesterday!! :o)

❦TattingChic said...

ConTATulations! That is wonderful! I am so happy for you! I want to go order that. WHere can I get a copy? Please let me know if I can get a copy through you if I cannot get a copy here at the magazine stands here! HUGS!
~TattingChic ♥

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you, TattingChic, if you can't find Bead&Button at a store near you, it can be ordered online: http://bnb.jewelrymakingmagazines.com/Magazine/Back%20Issues.aspx

picotsnkeys said...

Just tracked down a copy of the magazine. Wow!!! I'm doing the happy dance with you! I plan to take it with me as I teach classes for the students to browse during the stretch breaks. If nothing else, the materials list will catch their eye! Brava!!!

Melanie