Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The "Fairest" collar necklace pattern is done, includes bracelet!



 The pattern is done! Directions for the matching cuff bracelet is included along with the high collar necklace in one "Fairest" pattern. It's for sale as a PDF pattern in my Craftsy pattern store.

It's not a beginner piece - quite a challenge for an expert tatter, actually. Mostly I just design to please myself, so some of my patterns do tend to be  a little "over the top". But, I've written the instructions out and included several in-progress photos, diagrams, and links to my videos within the pattern that demonstrate the more unusual techniques.

I like the look of the bracelet laced up with ribbon, but it's hard to tie the bow by yourself. Another option is to add a toggle clasp. I put both options in the pattern.

The glamorous shuttle in the bottom photo was a gift from Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane and she "blinged" it herself. It's a Starlit shuttle, which holds a LOT of thread, handy for a 2nd shuttle in my pattern which needs to carry 7 yards of size 10 Lizbeth thread, in order to do one side of the collar in one pass.  But I discovered that a regular Clover shuttle will hold 4 yards of size 10, that's more than I thought it would. Size 10 thread sure gets used up fast!

14 comments:

God's Kid said...

So unique and beautiful!! :)

mica said...

Stunning pieces - I really like the beads you used. I assume they are glass beads?

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your necklace and bracelet are absolutely gorgeous! The shuttle's kind of cute too. ;-)

Ladytats said...

beautiful set Marilee. Thank you.

Fox said...

Beautiful, beautiful tatting, Marilee.
Fox

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I am awestruck at your amazing designs and your efficiency and professionalism in EVERYTHING you do! You seem to also write your patterns with ease, and include tips and hints on how to proceed. This is a beautiful set!

Corina said...

Wow, love this design too!

Maga Monella said...

WoW
I'm astonished!!!
It's beautiful :-o

MM

nuta said...

Wow!!!!!! Beautiful!

Margarets designer cards said...

Totally stunning bracelet and necklace, a very glamorous pieces.
Margaret

Jane McLellan said...

Wonderful work, just beautiful.

Kristina said...

Absolutely stunning indeed!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you, everyone, for all the nice comments! The beads are Czech pressed pearl coated glass Druk, I got them from firemountaingems

SolarOwl said...

It is very beautiful set! The necklace is very romantic, and the bracelet ideally supplements it! Your creations very much inspire!