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.