Monday, July 10, 2017

Mixed beading/tatting experiment

 This was my first time making a peyote beaded bezel. I had 12 mm Swarovski rivoli and wanted to learn how to bead around it. Deborah Roberti's tutorial Creating a Peyote Bezel is very detailed and easy to follow.
 I followed her instructions for the basic bezel cup to hold the rivoli. For the decorative outer row of beading, I came up with my own simple embellishment of alternating large and small "picots" of 5 seed beads and 2 seed beads.

 To add the tatting, I used a small crochet hook to grab the tatting thread (size 20) and lock join between the 2 beads.
Quite a bit of "ripping out" and trying again happened before I came up with a design that I found acceptable enough to finish the pair. The earrings are 1 and 1/4 inches wide, and weigh 1 ounce each. I'm keeping this pair for myself. Now that I've got the basics down, I expect other ideas for combining these techniques may occur!

9 comments:

Jane McLellan said...

Wonderful earrings! I like the combination of techniques.

Fox said...

Looks amazing!

Margarets designer cards said...

Amazing earrings, beautiful work,

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! You're very talented.
StephanieW

God's Kid said...

Those are so beautiful!!!! :)

Madtatter80 said...

Gorgeous I love them 🍃🌷🍃

ChristineAtAlchemyStitchery said...

Beautiful! Is that some of your hand dyed thread?

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you, Yes, the tatting is in my hand dyed thread, from the "Lilac Sea" batch.

JB said...

Beautiful combination of elements.