Thursday, October 11, 2012

The pattern is ready! "Rotation" pendant in beaded tatting

 It's done! By popular request, I've written up the pattern for this design, entitled "Rotation".

The skill level is listed as advanced, mostly because working with beads is fiddly. My videos on YouTube show many techniques such as tatting a bead inside a ring, so those may be helpful. Since this pattern uses size 20 thread, working with the beads is a little easier than when using size 10 thread, because the beads can be hooked directly onto the tatting thread using a small steel crochet hook - no need to bother with a fine helper thread to transfer the bead as when using a thicker thread.

The pattern also contains in-progress photos and a diagram with stitch counts. I've listed it for sale in my Etsy Shop. If purchased on Etsy, there is a delay of up to 24 hours, since the pattern is sent as an attachment to an email.

I'm also listing it for sale in my Craftsy pattern store. Patterns purchased on Craftsy are instant downloads.You need to sign up for a free Craftsy membership to buy patterns on Craftsy, but you don't need to be taking any of the classes in order to shop there or post pictures of your projects. Show the world that tatting is not a lost art by posting your tatted projects there and put "tatting" somewhere in the title so the search engine can find it.

Anyway, this new "Rotation" design is one of my personal favorites! I hope to make many of these in different color combos.

17 comments:

God's Kid said...

Totally gorgeous!!! :)

Phyllis said...

Always fascinated by your designs. It is very lovely. I can see a pair of earrings to match using smaller size thread!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks!
Phyllis, I like your idea of tiny earrings in smaller thread, but the beads would have to be proportionately smaller as well in order to get everything to fit. Earrings could also be made using the center part of the design only, leaving off the beaded rings. Lots of possibilities!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Just bought my copy on Craftsy! Thank you!

JB said...

Love this pendent. Does your satin ribbons come with the clasp attached or do you make them?

Corina said...

Gorgeous design, lovely colours... love it!

Jane McLellan said...

Beautiful pendant!

Lolitadewdrop said...

So stunning! Lovely work.

Margarets designer cards said...

I saw the pendant in your esty store yesterday and thought it was totally gorgeous, Thank you allowing us to buy the pattern
Margaret

Mónica said...

¡Qué lindos!...como siempre ;)

BorysBrytva said...

Gorgeous pendants!

Giodina said...

I just bought it on your Esty Store! :DDDDD
It 's so nice!
I hope to receive the pattern soon ^^

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, everyone.

JB, I add the clasp and extender chain to the ribbon myself. I do it similar to the method shown in Beadaholique's video http://youtu.be/YHesAK1jKi8 except I fold the ends of the ribbon over twice before adding the crimp.

snappytatter said...

Love this!!! Very well done!

Sally Kerson said...

Very elegant, just love all the beads

umintsuru said...

I love this pattern. I see lots of christmas gifts with this. Thank you. I'm off to your Etsy shop.

Cheryl Norwood said...

AWESOME!! I just love your work.