Friday, April 27, 2012

Life is a Carnival

When I first received "Tatted Jewelry" by Marilee Rockley, I got hooked on the Keyed Up pattern.  Then, I finally figured out shuttle tatting and, well, didn't have the bravery to touch the book.  

A few weeks ago (okay, probably more like a month and a half ago), I tried the Carnival pattern.  I could not get rings to close for me at all.  I mean, to the point where I thought that I just couldn't tat anymore.  I finally got to the point where you add a bead and Bam! I realize that I wasn't supposed to cut the thread from the ball. 

Well, I revisited the pattern today...
It's sloppy, but it's done! :-)  (Sorry for the terrible scanned images; my cell phone wouldn't take a clear picture either...).  This time, I didn't have a problem until the very last ring (go figure).  Sometimes, when I think, I need to relax a bit before I tat that, I should listen to myself!

Here's another scan (with my tatting friend, a yellow jar opener, in the background. 
It's tatted in LizBeth size 20, Silver with pearly size 11 seed beads, a blue sapphire-y bead and an 8mm Faceted Cat's Eye bead (also sapphire-y).

I think it's going to end up attached to the zipper on my purse (Where it will end up destroyed and I'll cry...). 

I finished another coaster in blue and black, but I still need to hide the ends...

Well, happy tatting everyone!

Stephanie Grace


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You did a fantastic job! I have Marilee's book, but I haven't yet tried any of the patterns, and although I've been tatting for about 20 years, I've never tried adding beads. Thanks for the inspiration!

Topcho said...

Wow, it's beautiful! I love this silver and blue colour combination

God's Kid said...

I like the colors you chose!! :)

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