Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tigereye hand dyed

Inspired by the colors of a Tigereye gemstone and earthy autumn colors, I've dyed a batch of this thread. Some of got tatted into "Feather" earrings, and I like how the colors worked out in the pattern. I stiffened them a bit by brushing on some fabric stiffener onto the back only, to leave the natural sheen of the thread untouched on the front. Sometimes I stiffen my tatted jewelry in this way, sometimes I don't - it all depends on if the piece seems to need it or not. Since the "feathers" have a lot of picots and the top chains are not connected to anything, I thought it best to add some stiffening to help them stay in shape.


11 comments:

Madtatter80 said...

Oh nice colors and tatting again, that prefect for the earings

God's Kid said...

Awesome!! :)

Anonymous said...

Those earrings are just PERFECT in that thread! Gorgeous!
StephanieW

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love that color, and it looks great tatted up into earrings!

Pam Freck said...

I really like the feathers and the colors!

Jane McLellan said...

Splendid thread, translates well into the earrings.

Marilee Rockley said...

Thanks so much, everyone!

Emilie L. said...

J'aime beaucoup ces BOs automnales <3

Jenn said...

So pretty :).

Fox said...

That is a beautiful thread, Marilee! Absolutely gorgeous colours.

Dianna Sidon said...

Those are gorgeous. The colour of the thread is wonderful.