Friday, June 27, 2014

MIdnight Oil and Elegance earrings


 Dark red shading to black is my Midnight Oil colorway in hand dyed thread. I've been advised that I should do a similar effect using dark blue, so I'll think about that. Meanwhile, I played with a sample of size 20, using a pattern that I hadn't tatted for years, the Elegance earrings from my Boutique Tatting book. Actually, many of my own patterns I haven't tatted in years, so...perhaps I've designed too many patterns? ;-)

Well, the "bread and butter" side of the business, hand dyed thread, keeps me very busy with dyeing, rinsing, and labeling, so there isn't much time left to tat. Probably a good thing.

I used a Swarovski 8mm round for the earring center, and a 9x6mm faceted teardrop for the bottom dangle. The dark gray are metal beads that I found at a local bead shop, Eclectica's. The pattern doesn't say how much thread is needed (I wasn't so detailed back in 2008) but just 1 yard on each shuttle is plenty for this pattern. It's tricky, but doesn't take long to do once you figure it out.


6 comments:

Robin Perfetti said...

Love the name you've chosen for this color way. I find it's much more fun to design a new pattern than it is to tat an old one!

God's Kid said...

Very beautiful colorway!!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

Love this color and funny how same thing in different color changes everything, this looks great! This in grays might look good too.

Margarets designer cards said...

Love the colour and gorgeous pattern, very beautiful earrings
Margaret

Suztats said...

Love the thread colourway and the pattern!

tiziana franceschino said...

Stupendi