Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hair clips, feathers, boomerangs

 Currently I'm in a hair clip frenzy. First off, I should mention that the flower design for these hair clips is NOT in any of my books. But, similar 3D tatted flower patterns are pretty common on the Internet, so you don't have to wait to get started on your own tatted flowers, should seeing this photo awaken a frenzy within you as well :) 

The flowers nearest the front are in my own hand dyed from the "Roses" batch, the ones to the left are in Lizbeth #100, and the yellow that I've started in the back is Lizbeth #180, all are size 10.
 Eventually this pair of tatted yellow feather earrings will be done! The feather pattern IS in my latest book, "Marilee's Beaded Tatting Finery", although this yellow pair in progress is an elongated version of the book's pattern.
The boomerang pattern is in the book as well. This is a recently completed pair of earrings that's listed in my Etsy Shop.

Hand dyed thread is always on my to-do list, and since I will be moving on to shamrocks very soon, I expect that some greens will be needed!


Madtatter80 said...

love the yellow feather very nice!

tattrldy said...

Nice hair clips! My hair is too short for them but daughter's can :-) And my granddaughter might. I really like those feathers, too!

Madtatter80 said...

you know I just saw a blog where she used those hair clips to hold the ends of thread down on the ball of thread, and I like that idea I want to do that!

God's Kid said...

Very, very beautiful hairclips!!! :)
Wonderful earrings!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

Lovely hair clips. How do you attach the tatting to the clip? Glue?

Marilee Rockley said...

I sew them on - I don't trust glue. I'm still trying to improve my sewing technique, but the back of the clip is shown in the 3rd photo of this listing https://www.etsy.com/listing/169753599/tatted-flower-hair-clip-purple-aqua?ref=shop_home_active_3

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely flowers for hair clips, wow that's a beautiful feather earrings and the boomerang earrings are lovely.