Sunday, January 29, 2017

Another Tatting + Wire-wrapped Pendant

 Experimenting again! 
The basic procedure I've been using for my tatting + wire pendants does seem to always work, with random, asymmetrical, organic results. Generally, for these pendants here's what I do:

First, I form a frame of 18 gauge wire. Any shape seems to work, as long as it forms a base of at least 2 wires to attach the tatting to (so that the tatting stays securely in place and doesn't spin around the wire.)

3 colors of thread on shuttles. I like to use hand dyed thread of size 10 to 20, sometimes mixing the sizes.

Mostly I use Josephine rings for the flowers, but throw in normal rings and dimple rings for variety. Encapsulation technique for the chains (stems), wrapping over the unused colors with un-flipped stitches.

Then 28 gauge wire in basic wire-wrapping techniques to attach the tatting, beads, and cover the frame wires. I think the tatting is strong enough to stand up to the wire, as long as it's over double stitches, not over a single thread.

I have a YouTube video showing this type of work HERE.

I sell pendants like this and other original tatted jewelry in my Etsy shop.

The back side


muskaan said...

Your pendants and tatting are gorgeous ! Excellent video. Thanks for sharing :-)

Jane McLellan said...

Really beautiful! I love the idea of combining tatting with wire.

Klimju said...

Amazing pendant, beautiful mix of techniques :-)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I am quite speechless right now, although I'm often speechless when viewing your work. Everything you do represents perfection, including your videos! You have so much talent and are so generous in sharing it

You have been blazing a new trail, combining tatting with wire jewelry, and it's fascinating to watch. I am slowly understanding the methods for manipulating wire; and I love the way you've added beads to the wire with such professional results. It's also mesmerizing to watch you tat and see how you encapsulate the threads (your own HDT, of course)!

God's Kid said...

They are all so unique and beautiful!!! :) I would call them Bouquet pendants!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

I love this and the mixture of fiber and wire is great😄🌹😄

Anonymous said...

Love it! You are such an inspiration! I'm new at tatting and can only dream of making something like this, wonderfully creative and captures my imagination. Thanks for all your sharing. Teresa N

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful and unique design with gorgeous colours for the tatting

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you all so very much! From your comments, it seems that tatting + wire is not such a crazy idea after all!