Saturday, July 21, 2012

A concoction in progress

 Another bracelet in progress here. I'm making it up as I go, and I don't really know what I'm doing! But, perhaps after I get this "rough draft" or prototype finished, I may be able to get a better idea and tidy up the next attempt. 

The inspiration came from the Russian book pictured, but I am trying for an original design of my own. I bought the book from Handy Hands quite a while ago, but it doesn't seem to be in their current catalog. I'm glad that I got the book while it was available. The work in it is amazing.



21 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

Wow, your bracelet looks very interesting.

Pat Greninger said...

Can't wait to see the completed project. It looks like a really fun piece that you have created.

Crissi said...

Beautiful work!
♥Crissi♥

** jess! ** said...

Gorgeous! <3
I would love to see through your eyes for just a second, you have such a knack for elegance! <3

Mónica said...

Siempre me impresiona la complejidad de tus trabajos, son muy lindos y llenos de detalles.

Mercedes Lettuce said...

That has to be the coolest piece of tatting I have ever seen.

Miranda said...

Wow! The way the rings are sort of layered on the beads is really unique and interesting. I can't wait to see the finished piece-- and the pattern!

tattabugg said...

Oh wow that is beautiful!!! Can't wait to see it finished!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your jewelry is always amazing! I remember seeing that book in the catalog, but never considered purchasing it because of the language barrier. I wonder if I could get my son-in-law to translate?

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, everyone! I can't read Russian but I just look at the pictures. That is where I first saw the layered ring technique. Actually for that part in this project I'm using "mock rings" made from chains, not self-closing but just lock joined back on themselves. It's easier than trying to close very large rings.

Margarets designer cards said...

Looks very interesting, can't wait until you finish it
Margaret

Michelle said...

I LOVE tatting lke this and have wanted to learn how to do it. I'm not adventurous like you-maybe you'll have a tutorial for those of us who don't read Russian?
Looks gorgeous!

God's Kid said...

That is so fabulous looking!!! The design and colors just grab attention!!! :)

Michelle said...

Have you seen this blog? She does a necklace like this in nearly every post! http://janeczkowo.blogspot.com/2012/07/niebieskosci.html

Marilee Rockley said...

Michelle, thank you for showing us the janeczkowo blog. She does amazing work! I have now added her site to the list of tatting blogs in my sidebar.

victats@gmail.com said...

I have that book too. Its amazing what they do with the beads and how they add more later. I was dating a Russian a couple months ago and was tempted to bring the book to one of our dates to get him to translate. Unfortunately that never happened. Love the pictures.

Kristen said...

Neat! I am moving to Russia soon...maybe I will find a copy of the book or others by the same author...thanks for sharing it! KF

Samantha said...

This is really neat. I want that book!!!!!!! My aunt speaks Russian. I will have to get her to translate the cover so I can search for it.

Anna Jaskulska said...

This work looks beautiful. I'm watching your blog for a few months. I'm a tatter too but not so advanced like you. I'm a bit jealous of this book. I love ANKARS projects but I cant buy this book. Maybe do you want to buy it or change for some books about tatting from Poland?
Ania (www.masosolnie.blogspot.com)

Marilee Rockley said...

@Anna Jaskulska, at the time I made this bracelet I did not know that in Ankars the beads are sewn in later. So, in this bracelet the beads were worked in as the tatting was made, the same as in my other tatted jewelry. The book in the picture seems to be no longer available. But there are a lot of Ankars patterns for sale at www.beadsky.com http://www.beadsky.com/patterns_a.php?ln=en

Anna Jaskulska said...

Thank you Marilee! I didn't know about this paterns on beadsky. I must looking at them. Bur if you anytime to want to sell this book - I'm willing to help you :)