Friday, February 12, 2016

Wire and Tatting Pendant


 Inspired by the tatted flower work of Helma Siepmann but wanting to do a jewelry piece instead of attaching the tatting to fabric, I chose to make a wire frame for a pendant.

I've shown my process in this video.


It's a fun way to tat in a free form, organic manner without any pattern, just encapsulation techniques.

I teach some encapsulation techniques in my Craftsy class, "Next Steps In Shuttle Tatting", here's my affiliate discount link: www.craftsy.com/ext/MarileeRockley_5188_H


But, the wire wrapping part I do not teach, since I am only a beginner myself in that area. I recommend the following Craftsy classes for learning to work with wire (these are my affiliate links)

"Start Wire Weaving Cabochon Pendants" by Dawn Horner
http://www.craftsy.com/ext/MarileeRockley_5026_CP

"Wire-Wrapped Stones, Crystals, and Clusters" by Aga Kruk
http://www.craftsy.com/ext/MarileeRockley_62_CP

"Make Your Own Wirework Findings" by Lisa Niven Kelly
http://www.craftsy.com/ext/MarileeRockley_187_CP

"Essential Wirework Techniques" by Brenda Schweder
http://www.craftsy.com/ext/MarileeRockley_4915_CP



21 comments:

Koroneczka said...

You have a great imagination! This is beautiful!

Marj said...

I love the combination!

tattrldy said...

Oooo, beautiful! What a great pendant! You did a marvelous job on it.

Bernice said...

Marilee, I love how you combine the hard wire and soft tatting. Great Piece.

Frivole said...

That is so so pretty Marilee!! What an original piece!

Madtatter80 said...

It is wonderful to see and I did a few years of wire working and never mix it with tatting this is great idea!

muskaan said...

Fabulous !

God's Kid said...

An absolutely stunning work of art!!! :)

Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the bright colors with the bronze wire, fantastic combo!

Sarah said...

Stunning is right. Amazing!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

You continue to take tatting into uncharted territory! This is gorgeous and the concept is so unique! It's marvelous to follow you on your artistic journeys!

Corina said...

what a great idea to use this type of tatting in jewelry - very inspiring...

KoralikiBeaty Beata said...

wow amazing idea and work !!!

Jane McLellan said...

Sweet! It reminds me of tatting I saw in Anna Burda magazine many years ago. Perhaps that's the inspiration you're talking of. I like the idea of combining tatting with wirework for jewelry, very effective.

Karen said...

Every time you show a new creation I say the same thing "This is the best and my favorite."

Jenn said...

Gorgeous pendant!

mica said...

So beautiful and creative! Definitely a unique piece. I would not have thought that wire and tatting go together so well!

Margarets designer cards said...

That is a beautiful pendant and gorgeous design, free flowing and definitely a unique piece of jewellery
Margaret

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you all for the encouraging feedback!

Fox said...

Now THAT is creative! Beautiful piece, Marilee!

Emilie L. said...

Great association and lovely result!