Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Filigree earrings

Its fun to tat around the metal filigrees that are readily available now from bead shops. Just a few simple rings and chains, joined into the holes of the filigree, and you've got a unique pair of earrings.

For the pair above, I used brass diamond shaped filigrees that measured 15mm across (a little over 1/2 inch). The thread was Lizbeth size 20 in Herbal Garden. I strung 15 size 11/0 Delicas onto the thread, putting 12 of them on the shuttle thread, and 3 on the ball thread.

I started with the top center ring.
R 2-2-2, join to filigree, 2-2-2. RW.
Ch 2-2-2-2-2-2. RW.
R 4, join to filigree, 4. RW.

Ch 4, [slide up a bead from the shuttle, 1] 2 times, then slide up the 3rd bead, 4. Lock join to filigree.
Ch 7. Lock join to filigree.

This is the basic pattern. The way it's arranged and repeated can be seen in the photo. At the bottom I used the 3 beads that were on the ball thread, to dangle from a picot at the bottom, between the chains.

This is just to give an idea of what might be done. There are many possibilities!

18 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

Pretty!

Martha said...

Thanks! Pretty and easy!

Mónica said...

¡Qué lindos!, bueno , como siempre ;)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Tatting and filigree are meant for each other! However, it takes a special artist's eye and vision to come up with an attractive and unique design, colors of threads and beads, and strategic placement of beads! You obviously have that vision, plus, of course, extraordinary talent with a shuttle!

Margarets designer cards said...

They are wonderful and gorgeous, love the thread, thanks for sharing your idea.
Margaret

tattrldy said...

Very beautiful! I love how the thread and beads work so well with the color of the filigrees. Love these!

mariateresa e c. said...

bellissimi e originali

Rukodělka said...

I love this pattern, congratulations!

Mary Tatsme said...

Amazing! Your work always surprises me! you're right, there are many possibilities, but your way is always unconventional and simply outstanding! thanks for sharing!

mica said...

Those are beautiful! I absolutely love the colors of the filigree, thread and beads - like they were made for each other! Thank you also very much for providing the pattern.

Madtatter80 said...

love them they are nice and the thread color.

Ladytats said...

These are lovely, I have those filigrees.
Thank you for the pattern.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your earrings are always so pretty, and I love what you've done with the filigree findings!

Phyllis said...

Beautiful. The colors compliment each other nicely. Your work keeps me inspired as I want to see what you come up with next!

Webbies said...

Awesome! You gave me some inspiration!

Cigdem Yerli said...

Beautiful! I love it.

God's Kid said...

Very elegant!! :) Great colors!! :)

la rubia mas guapa said...

hola me gustaría aprender como se hacen estas cocitas tan lindas y delicadas que se ven me podrían ayudar para aprender por favor gracias