Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Turquoise tatted set with black beads

Another new necklace experiment. The thread is size 20 Lizbeth in Country Turquoise Medium. I used 8mm Swarovski crystal pearls for the centers of the motifs and earrings, and size 4mm Swarovski Crystal bicones for the light colored sparkly beads. Embellished all around with size 11/0 seed beads.

 I made separate medallions first, then connected them with tatted rings and chains. The neck cord ended with beaded split rings with beads between.

This necklace measures about 18 inches long. I would have preferred it a bit shorter, but since I started at one end and worked around to the other end, it was hard to estimate how many split rings would be needed. I think next time I'll start somewhere in the middle and make each side separately, then stop when it's long enough.




22 comments:

Mary said...

Wow, beautiful.
I love turquoise.

Kristina said...

Oh how beautiful! I love it!

Michelle said...

Goodness, that's gorgeous!

I'm sorry it's too long, it sure looks perfect from here.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love the way you design your jewelry! The turquoise is stunning!

God's Kid said...

What an elegant set!! :)

Suztats said...

Another marvelous design! I love the turquoise with the black!

Denise said...

Love it! Very beautiful!

Fox said...

This is a real stunner, Marilee. The design and the colours are eye-stopping!
Fox : )

~*Princesa Fiona*~ said...

Everything you create just gets better and better ~ WoW! LOVE the colors :-)

Crafter's Delights said...

Oh my! That is beautiful! I love the colors! I'm new to tatting, and I'm still learning the basics. I admire you work so much that I actually bought your tatted jewelry book. My goal is to able to make jewelry! Thank you for your inspiration!

TAT19540 said...

18" is great for me! Love the color! Another necklace pattern coming soon. Hope to see you this Saturday!

Ladytats said...

ok this is just wow Marilee. congrats on another really great jewelry set

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks so much, everyone :D
Once the basics of tatting are mastered (double stitch) the rest is just playing with it, really.

Ladytats said...

just playing with basics? well that may be, but some people's play just turns out better then others. their brains are wired a bit differently, not so stuck in a box, you can see things in progress, we can't until they are finished.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is another fabulous necklace!

Very clever to tat the medallions separately, then join them with the rings and chains, making it all look 'seamless', yet a little less stressful to tat! Very clever, and well done!

It's true that it's 'just' rings and chains, but you turned them into this unique and gorgeous piece of jewelry! The bead sizes and colors and the thread color are all perfect together!

Oh, yes - the center medallion is SO elegant!

max said...

So beautiful tatting , I like the
black pearl with blue color!

miscellanea said...

It's georgeous. Wow!
Petra

Gunhild said...

Very nice composition! Playing with ideas, Marilee, yes that's it!

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful, I love the colour and the pattern is simply devine.
Margaret

Gala Jewelry said...

lovely

Ruth said...

Am still in awe of your gorgeous designs and color combinations!

Crissi said...

So very beautiful! Lovely!!!!
♥Crissi♥