Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowflakes, Christmas Trees and Jewelry

Dessert Sonnet tatted this anklet based on a picture she saw in an old book in the school library. It's a simple ring-chain-ring line. She likes it because it's a little frilly piece of jewelry and she can wear it through airport security. Fox has discovered that yellow is a perfect compliment to Yarnplayer's "Roses" The pattern is called Beaded Wreath, but she doesn't know where it came from.

Katie tatted this Christmas tree for her sister since she knows her sister doesn't have one this year. The pattern is from
Viv tatted the Dahlia medalion for Christmas Ornaments both in needle tatting and then in shuttle tatting. Lizbeth white size 20 with metallic seed beads size 11/0 and Tatskool's HDT Rainbow Bright size 30 with white seed beads 11/9.
IsDihara started a Christmas Eve project that began with Mark's Shuttle Motif tatted in lavender. Some more motifs were made, attached to a felt backing and assembled together becomes part of a partridge in a pear tree duo. Wendy Durell's 4 Ring Snowflake was made using "Signature" thread from Japan. A surprise package from Ireland contained another mischievous leprechaun, bedecked with tatting. This one goes by the name of Ciarrán.

Mica's very first design was this charming little onion ring motif made in size 80 thread. Her latest tatting is Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat also in size 80.

Linda has created some unique gifts for her tatting friends. Christmas stockings with tatted initials and red felt chilies with borders tatted in Lizbeth.
Krystle has been tatting some more bracelets incorporating vintage and not so vintage rhinestones. Yarnplayers luscious "Garden Afternoon" looks particularly fetching when treated this way, but her own HDT is also a pretty choice. Krystle has taken the time to also shown us the back of the bracelet and the magnetic clasp she uses.
Steph made the Half Ring Snowflake #2 from Mark Myers' book, Tatting Pattern For One Shuttle, Book One in size 80 HDT, color "Plum Tickled" HDT from Lady ShuttleMaker. The Ninth Day of December from Lene Bjørn's 24 Snowflakes in Tatting was done in size 40 Lizbeth, color 631, but the colour ran when accidentally splashed with water. The tree is Monica Hahn's Oriental Christmas tree tatted in dark green Flora 20 and decorated with seed beads to mimic tree lights.

Wanda shows use both versions of the snowflake she was working on. She likes the original, but not all the ends that had to be hidden. The newer version doesn't have the same problem.
Ellen has added a wonderful tatted Christmas tree to an ATC . Look at the clever way she decorated the tree with a garland of lights. Bonnie tatted Jane's butterfly bookmark. Jon's Rosette Motif & Doily were tatted in Yarnplayer's "Roses" HDT and then suspended in layers of hard plastic to make a beautiful and unique paperweight.
Diane finally got the "The Third Day of December" from 24 Snowflakes in Tatting by Lene Bjorn finished. Then she just had to try out "Vanilla Sky" HDT. Is that another spinning wheel glass mat in the making? The miniature tree has a fence of hand crafted shuttles and Diane plans to give away six of these lovelies. Go check out her blog for more information.
Heather discovered the her most recent necklace design makes an enchanting circlet. so she designed another one along the same lines. She spent Tatting Teas Tuesday doing a rush job on creating some snowflakes for her kid's cards and then settled down to making some trees and got started on a doily for her Mom in red, green and white. Heather has some beads from her grandmother's old necklace that she wants to re purpose into a Remembrance snowflake, but the design isn't working out the way she hoped it would. Instead she designed a delightful Remembrance earring.

Martha tatted snowflake bangles for small Christmas gifts using Mike's "Playing in the Snow-flake". The center is the Layered Tatted Snowflake from Nancy at Be-Stitched.

Sherry was surprised with an awesome lady leprechaun, who goes by the name of Blathnaid and she came from Pamela graced with a tatted sash of clover leaves, a pretty flowered belt, earrings in her ears and gems on her dainty leprechaun shoes and clutching a skein of Vanilla Sky HDT in he hand. TattingChic received a package from Ireland which contained the leprechaun, Stiofan, who came with a lovely tatted sash and a skein of Pamela's Rainbow Bright HDT.

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