Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Finished My First Set

Yes, I am happy to report that I have finished my first set of jewelry. Garnet and Grapes was one of the classes I took with Nina Libin at Palmetto Tatters, Tat Day 2010. It is not often that I take a class and finish the project in such a short space of time. I did struggle with the pendant a little and there is at least one join that I could have done a better job on, but I am happy with the results. Now to decide what outfit I will wear them with first.

Garnet and Grapes  Earrings and Pendant
Design: Nina Libin
Class Kit: (3 ply metallic thread with 3mm Garnet beads)

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Bugs and more

Last week I wanted a dragonfly to embellish a card for a friend.  Using Jon's pattern I made 2 dragonflies with Lizbeth size 20 Springtime then I emptied a shuttle of sz 20 Falling Leaves to make a third dragonfly. The dragonflies and a couple of butterflies were then used to decorate some cards.

( I have been needing far to many sympathy cards lately.)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More news from Tat Days

As I mentioned in my last post, my classes with Nina resulted in me completing 2 pairs of earrings and starting on the necklace from the 3rd class. I am very happy that I was able to accomplish so much in class. These are the pictures of my earrings that I took this past weekend.                                                                             

Design: Golden Leaves, Nina Libin
Class Kit (3 ply gold metallic thread, 11/0 seed beads)

Design: Garnet and Grapes, Nina Libin
Class Kit: (3 ply metallic thread, 3mm Garnet beads)

I guess I am in a jewelry mode. The theme for the 2010 Tat Days was 'Fall into Tatting'. Jane Eborall designed that logo for the event. The logo is one of several on their pattern CD for 2010. This weekend I made a pair of earrings using that pattern.

Design: Beady Leaves, Jane Eborall
Thread: Lizbeth sz 20 Falling Leaves
Beads: 11/0 Japanaese Delicas DB100

I will post pictures of the necklace when I make some more progress.

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