Thursday, December 3, 2020

Every Time I Look in the Stash

I find something interesting such as a gear (still being made!) that works with my unpublished gear earring pattern. If I still can figure out a tatted "gear" substitute for the center (for those who don't or can't buy the gears) I may publish it - or not, I don't know. What do you think?

I found a lovely Jasper stone cabochon that I'd been hoarding for years, so I turned it into a wire wrapped pendant with a spray of tiny tatted "flowers".

Like many other crafters who enjoy the sparkle of crystal beads, I'm totally miffed that Swarovski will be abandoning the craft market so my attitude is "don't let the door hit you on the way out" (I'm being nice since this is a family friendly blog). I made these blue earrings using crystal beads from their competitor Preciosa and they sparkle just as beautifully, so there.

Not much time for dyeing this week so only one size in this test batch, which I called "Fizzy Bubbles" since I couldn't think what else to call it - and it sounds so happy!

Tricked myself into wire wrapping another spray of tatted "flowers" onto a "Champagne" colored frame by putting all the supplies into a kit that was easy to grab while watching television.

Looked into my design folder on the computer and found a completely forgotten, partially written pattern from 2014. Well, I've started tatting it and have begun thinking of ways to repurpose the object with improvements.

So, it looks like I've been busy but I haven't posted here for several weeks. Just filling the time.


God's Kid said...

Wow!!! Such fabulous items!!! :)
Oh, Hobby Lobby sells packages of gears. ;) And I think you can buy some online.

picotsnkeys said...

You have been busy. Stash busting is a good challenge for a long winter's night!

Lavi said...

You make amazing things, i love the earrings! That thread is amazing, the colours look a lot like the ones in soap bubbles!

Jane McLellan said...

Your stash sounds an interesting place! Wonderful thread.

Margarets designer cards said...

Your amazing designs, love the new designs the way you design with wire are wonderful designs.
Love the colour if your new thread

Jon Yusoff said...

Every time you look in your stash ...
We have a feast for our eyes. Thank you for the beauties.