Monday, May 21, 2018

Simple Filigree Heart pendant in tatting

Free pattern, folks! 

Tatting techniques used are ring, chain, join, and bead picots, with one shuttle and ball thread. Click HERE to download the pattern.

The story behind this pattern: 

I designed it in 2016 to teach at the Bead&Button Show. I intended to make it public after that, then "put it away" and forgot it.

I had finished a pink heart from this same pattern, but apparently never photographed it and I couldn't find the tatted necklace today. But obviously this little heart can be made in any color. The sample shown is in hand dyed "Stardate". The center is a metal filigree, and a link to where to buy that item is included on the pattern. If you don't want to add the metal piece, you could probably just tat a ring with 6 picots to use instead.

The story behind these colors:

I had used the same seed beads on another item and someone asked me this morning what brand and color they were. It took me most of the morning hunting through my "studio" to find that tube of beads, because, naturally, I had "put them away". You know how it is. I made it my goal of the day to find those beads :)

A lengthy search of the Internet showed that I indeed had a "rare" color of seed beads! I'm not sure but they are possibly Miyuki PF484 Winter Green Matte Galvanized. Apparently discontinued, it seems. I bought them at a local bead shop, and planning tomorrow to visit same bead shop to buy out the rest of their stock if they have any left :) Love that color!

I hope you have fun with the pattern in your favorite colors!


God's Kid said...

Thank you for sharing that gorgeous pattern!!! :)

muskaan said...

Beautiful !! And interesting story :-) Hope you find more beads
Thanks for sharing the pattern

Jane McLellan said...

They certainly are pretty beads. Thanks for the pattern!

craftie sylvie said...

Thank you so much for the pattern, it is so pretty! I hope you can find more beads, the colour is lovely indeed :)

Sally Kerson said...

Yes thank you for this pattern, I really must find those middles, sure I have them somewhere!

Margarets designer cards said...

I love your pattern, gorgeous and thank you for the pattern I picked it up off your Facebook page.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pattern. It's a lovely heart. Your colors are beautiful.

Thonda_ps said...

Thank you for the free pattern. I am having a stall in a local fair next month, is it ok to make and sell your free patterns. I will give credit to you by mention you and link your blog.

Thank you


Marilee Rockley said...

Sheila, I'm glad that you like the pattern! Yes, it's okay with me for people to sell the tatted items that they make using any of my patterns, either free or purchased.
Other designers may have different feelings about their own designs, so it's always a good thing to ask first. Thank you, and good luck with your fair!