Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New bracelet in progress with pearl tatted center

Still unfinished, it needs the thread tails sewn in, steam blocking, and the findings attached. This is a new design experiment with a pearl tatted center. Pearl tatting meaning a 3rd thread added, with unflipped stitches worked over it, alternating sides. The result is sort of a cord with picots on both sides, which I thought might be handy for joining other design elements to. 

So far I'm pleased with this design, especially the colors, which include my own hand dyed "Adventurer" for the center, "Stonehill Wine" for the 2nd round, and Lizbeth #676 Leaf Green Dk for the final round, all size 10. The beads include Toho 11/0 Round Andromeda MA #704 strung onto the thread, and over selected picots I used 8/0 seed beads in a slightly brighter but similar color.

The bracelet turned out a bit too large for my own wrist, so expect to see it listed in my Etsy shop soon. As for the design, I'll probably tweak it and experiment some more.

Hand dyeing a new batch of thread tonight!

11 comments:

Tally Tatty said...


What I admire most in your art, Marilee, is that you have such a distinct style! Tatting is difficult enough as it is, but making it look distinctly recognisable as typical Marilee, that is a wonder!

Marilee Rockley said...

Really? I have a distinct style? That's so very cool to hear! Thank you, Tally Tatty!

tattrldy said...

Beautiful design and colors. The pearl tatting in the center looks great. I agree with Tally Tatty. I've seen some of your items in Pinterest and I know it's yours as soon as I see the picture. You do such wonderful stuff!

Madtatter80 said...

This is beautiful and I can tell you enjoy this jewelry making, love the colors you have chosen and bracelet looks fun and like the others said it is your style!

God's Kid said...

Looks totally awesome from here!!! :)

Fox said...

Absolutely a recognizable and distinct style!

fullnovembermoon said...

Hope the new thread dyes include knotty gritty! I am in love with that color way.

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely pattern and gorgeous bracelet in those colours. Look forward to seeing the pattern
Margaret

muskaan said...

Gorgeous !
Clever use of pearl tatting in the centre & the colours are quite in sync with fall .
Truly charming :-)

sylvie sainsardos said...

This one really glued my chin to the floor! It is gorgeous. And, indded, it is so Marilee, no mistake :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

This is extraordinary! What a wonderful effect using pearl tatting! You keep astounding us with your inventive and artistic endeavors! Beautiful thread, too, of course!