Monday, September 15, 2014

Adventurer



For those who are looking for a neutral, camouflage, shaded khaki thread. This batch of my hand dyed leans just a wee bit to the olive side. I had in mind the image of an adventurer off on an expedition to an exotic locale, possibly with a military espy.

The earrings are tatted from size 20 of this batch. I added a brass corrugated bead and a gear for a steampunk style that an "adventuress" (female adventurer) would find pleasing. They almost look like they could be hiding some sort of mechanized ansible device (but they're not - they're only earrings)! Just fun!

12 comments:

Tally Tatty said...



Wow, these earrings looks like whitch craft to me!
Which craft did you say it was?

Kristina said...

Beautiful!

God's Kid said...

Great design and color!!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

Oh may things can be made with this variegated color, and those earrings are a fun start!

Phyllis said...

Earrings are beautiful. The cog works great for the thread and design. Great colors on the thread.

Sally Kerson said...

That thread is such a useful colour and looks super for earrings

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I'm not fond of traditional camo patterns, but I do like the colors!

Miranda said...

That's a gorgeous design! Is it one you've published yet?

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks for all the nice comments! It wasn't until after dyeing this batch that khaki to olive colored clothing seemed to be showing up everywhere in town. I guess it was a subliminal persuasion that made me do it :)

These earrings are essentially one-of-a-kind, although I still have gears so I could make similar ones. The design just wouldn't work without gears of the right size. It could be inspiration for more patterns, though.

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Where did you buy your gears? I do like your earrings. Nice!

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks, Sherry, I bought the gears at Michael's. They came in a package assortment called "Industrial Chic".

tatterjil said...

Oh I love these so much! I love steampunk as well as tatting so am enjoying all the steampunk things you are making. Sad to hear this pattern isn't for sale.