Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Nouveau Tatted Jewelry Set pattern is finished
Etsy Shop and also in my Craftsy Pattern Store.
The curving, natural forms of the Art Nouveau style was my influence in designing this jewelry set of necklace with matching bracelet and earrings. To create these undulating curves in tatting, I used 2 shuttles and reversed direction of the chains frequently.
The level of pattern difficulty has been set to "advanced" and although this is definitely not a beginner's pattern, it would be an enjoyable challenge for someone already comfortable with basic tatting skills and working with 2 shuttles. There are many in-progress photos to help with unusual techniques. The pattern includes written instruction in English and diagrams.
There's a lot of possibility for thread and bead color combinations. Since the necklace structure has small motifs surrounded by a tatted framework, the small motifs can be a different color than the rest of the tatting. In the green necklace in the picture below, I choose a bright lime green for the small motifs and a darker green for the rest of the necklace, for a shaded effect.
The pattern came out to be 11 pages, and I estimate that I put in at least 400 hours of work into the whole project of designing, tatting, photographing, diagramming, and writing.