Saturday, January 4, 2020

Early Beginnings of a Celtic + Floral Theme

 Wishing everyone happy creativity in 2020!

My first design experiment this year resulted in a necklace combining a simple Celtic motif with encapsulation (tatting over multiple core threads). The brightly colored floral effect comes from bringing out a multicolored thread out from the core to tat with, then returning it back to the core and tatting over it with the main color. I plan to do a better explanation later with a video demo. Also perhaps a better design, but actually I really like this necklace - the wire wrapped beads quiver constantly when worn, making an eye-catching statement!

 The following pictures show bright green tatted chains being woven "over and under" through a tatted brown motif, using a narrow Celtic shuttle. More to come later!


God's Kid said...

Very pretty necklace!!! :)
Great technique!! :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Happy New Year

Beautiful I like the design and look forward to seeing more of the technique

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Ooh! I love seeing the stages of your creative process!

StringyDogs said...

I like the necklace, too. It's a good use of encapsulation. But, I have a question: How did you do the chain that goes around the neck? First I thought Victorian sets, but they're not.


Marilee Rockley said...

StringyDogs, for the neck cord I used S-Lon nylon macrame cord (0.5mm thick) in a color that coordinated with my tatting thread. I did a 3 strand braid with it, and then added a macrame sliding knot to make the necklace easily adjustable.

Judith Connors said...

Your pendant is very eye-catching. I like the 'extras' formed from the encapsulated threads. If fine shuttles are not available, the celtic effect can also be created in one pass using two sets of shuttles (used alternately). Happy New Year!