Thursday, February 18, 2016

A petal shaped, tatted pendant with wire wrapping


 Here's another pendant using the techniques shown in my YouTube video. The tatting technique is encapsulation, in which several threads are all used as the core inside unflipped, aka reverse stitches, in the main chain and rings thrown off from either side.

I only used 3 threads, but it looks like more because I used my hand dyed thread which gives a lot of shading. The brightest colors are from my "Brilliant Sunset" batch of hand dyed, listed in my Etsy shop.

Encapsulation technique is taught in my "Next Steps In Shuttle Tatting" course on Craftsy. Here's my affiliate link for a 50% discount: www.craftsy.com/ext/MarileeRockley_5188_H

The project that I teach in my Craftsy class doesn't use any wire, but you can learn to handle wire in other Classes on Craftsy. These are all affiliate links, which means I earn a little bit of income each time someone signs up for any Craftsy class by arriving at the site from one of my affiliate links. I appreciate your support!

Essential Wirework Techniques by Brenda Schweder 

Beading With Wire, Chain, and Leather by Candie Cooper 

Wire-wrapped Stones, Crystals, and Clusters by Aga Kruk

Start Wire Weaving Cabochon Pendants by Dawn Horner


By the way, last Saturday I taught a beginning tatting class of 5 students at Midwest Beads! I made it clear to them right at the start that they would not be going home with a lovely finished pair of tatted earrings as shown in the display case, but a messy string of practice knots and knowledge of how tatting works - so that they could continue to practice and learn at home. They were advised to practice at least a few minutes each day so that they wouldn't forget everything that they had learned in class. Several of them expressed interest in the Greater Milwaukee Tatting Guild, so I hope to see them there!
More tatters, yay!


8 comments:

Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous pendant
You said the same words I use over here, I tell them that practicing every day they will learn more easier, and all the crappy bits they can keep them for a future lesson on how to sew in the ends.
Margaret

Sophie said...

It looks so tender. the combination of the colors of threads is wonderful.

Bernice said...

Great pendant and information. Last night my sister sent me your pin and asked, "Can you do this?" Yes I can, your courses are helpful, I always learn something new.

God's Kid said...

Another gorgeous pendant!!! :)
You are so talented!!! :)

Mary said...

I love it! Beautiful! I have both your Craftsy classes, but I haven't done much with them. Seeing your work makes me want to go do all the tatting right now! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your tatting and wire pendants are gorgeous! When retirement hits, I know I'll have more time to explore your Craftsy classes. I'm really looking forward to learning some of these techniques!

tattrldy said...

Another gorgeous pendant! If I only had time to learn how to work with wire but there are only so many hours in the day. I've been kicking around the idea of your Craftsy class - I guess I need to kick myself in gear and sign up :-D

Marille said...

This pendant is very beautiful. I love it.
Cordially greetings from Poland :-)