Saturday, January 23, 2016

Necklace and earring set in "Pond" hand dyed


This necklace is tatted from hand dyed thread (Pond batch) combined with Lizbeth (Country Turquoise), both size 10. I added seed beads in sizes 11/0 and 8/0, accented with Czech pearl-coated glass druk beads in turquoise blue. After adding the ribbon the connection seemed a little plain, so I tatted a few rings around the ribbon to make sort of a "tatted bead" effect.
The earrings needed a little extra stiffness, so before attaching the hooks I painted the tatting on the back only with fabric stiffener. Looks messy going on, but dries clear. The type of stiffener that I used is "Amazing Fa-Brick" available from https://www.sculptingstudio.com/textile-hardener.html

14 comments:

God's Kid said...

That is a beautiful set!!!! :)
That is the way I stiffen tatting(which isn't often). :)

Madtatter80 said...

Another masterpiece! you are great!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Gorgeous as always!

Małgoś 13 said...

Piękny komplet biżuterii.

Jane McLellan said...

Gorgeous was the word I was thinking too!

Orsi said...

Fabulous colours!

KasiaN said...

Beautiful set!

Mitt lille roterom said...

So lovely <3

Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous set and lovely colours
Margaret

Madtatter80 said...

Hey run over to Gods Kid blog she was wearing the necklace you made for her aniversity :) scroll down one :)

ChristineAtAlchemyStitchery said...

Beautiful set!

I have been looking for a good way to stiffen my tatting. Is Amazing Fa-Brick archivally-safe and acid free? Non-toxic?
Also, does it have any smell? (I am sensitive to chemical scents and perfumes.)

Marilee Rockley said...

@ChristineAtAlchemyStitchery, very good questions about Amazing Fa-Brick. Those are the same things I'm wondering about. There is a users review about the product on Crochet Uncut http://crochetuncut.com/?p=234

ChristineAtAlchemyStitchery said...

Thanks for the link, Marilee. It had a lot of useful information, but nothing about the longevity of the product.

Marilee Rockley said...

Right, Christine. If you find a review with information about Amazing Fa-Brick's performance over a length of time, please let me know, as I am wondering the same thing. I haven't used it long enough to be able to report on that.