Last one for a while. He was done in Lizbeth, size 20, fruit fizz and azalea med.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Springtime Butterfly And A New Shuttle
This one was done with Lizbeth, size 20, springtime and leaf green med.
Wicked Nothings had hosted a tatting shuttle exchange. The requirements was a shuttle, meters of thread, and something about you. I just received my gorgeous shuttle with a dove on each side and lots of thread, beads, earwires and postcards. My secret shuttle person was Lottie from Florida....thanks a bunch Lottie.
The post cards are of the insulators that they collect. Boy, does that bring back wonderful memories. One of the summers, I spent at my grandpa's house, we found a few insulators along the abandon railroad area. I always thought the seagreen glass was very pretty.
Thanks again Lottie. It's all so wonderful.
If you are interested in doing a secret exchange. Wicked Nothings is hosting a Secret Santa Exchange!!! OH, what FUN!!
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
West Pine Creations Shuttles
I ran out of my shrink shuttles and need to make a new batch. I put my name on it and hand them out, whenever I sell a book or someone wants to learn to tat. Here's the link on how to make them.
The smaller ones could be used as earrings.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I've started these, about 2 years ago and finally in the mood to finish them. Always can use another shuttles. I test them all out and love them all. Therefore, I can't give any of them up.
Black walnut wood (from my grandpa's farm), inlaid with tatting and crystals. I have one more like this to finish. Have to design the hearts to go into it.
Black walnut with Idaho Spencer Opals and scrimshaw.
Black walnut and alder (a tree by our old place, on West Pine), inlaid with turquoise, Idaho Spencer opals, mother-of-pearl, agate, crystals.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Rachel is a very dear friend of mine. I taught her to needle tat, over a year ago. She loves the needle and has no desire to shuttle tat. She is very tall and likes bold jewelry. This pattern was designed for her. The bracelet was tatted with Lizbeth, size 3, jungle greens.
90 of 100 motif challenge.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Double-Ring Bracelet & A Surprise
This design was inspired by Nina. The rings are made with one shuttle, using a pulled ring join technique. I made this pattern up for my needle tatting student. The bracelet was made with Lizbeth, size 3, Jungle Green.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
I smashed a few extra lighthouse pennies and made bracelet out of them. Too bad there wasn't different lighthouse pennies in the area. That would make a cool souvenir bracelet. A hint, use pre-1982 pennies and seal them with colorless fingernail polish. The newer pennies have a zinc core and tend to surface once smashed.
Friday, October 4, 2013
This is one of my favorite patterns to tat. Jon had taken her square motif and turned it into a necklace. I like to make them in size 3 thread. Thankfully Handy Hands started making this size with their gorgeous Lizbeth thread. The thread tats nicer than the three-strand crochet thread. This one was made with my left over crochet thread.