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Friday, July 29, 2011

Tatted Pendants

While I was out in Idaho, visiting, we made these lovely pendants.  Dena had the plastic crystals and the gel that you put on that mimics glass.  Girl Far From Home tatted the lovely flower bit on the left (using a fine thread that Tatting Goddess Gina sent us and a glitter thread) and I tatted the little flower on the right.  Then we laid them on the back of the crystals and poured the gel over them to encase them.  I also made an Angel that we gave to Mom, but I didn't get a picture of it first.  Dena also made some little birds but I forgot to get pics of those as well.  It was a lot of fun to do and makes a nice pendant - but don't try to do a huge, thick coat on the first pass cuz you'll get too many bubbles!

Lovely Anika of Tatting It Up sent me a card with this lovely tatted Celtic heart in it - so cute.  She's such a terrific tatter and a genuinely nice person.

She also tatted this bookmark (it's not crooked in person, that's just bad photography).  Her stitching is so perfect and even and I really love this bookmark!

She included this thread that she dyed herself.  I'm not sure what she named the colorways, but I think the one on the left reminds me of fire and the one on the right reminds me of a desert sunrise.  The one on the right doesn't look as lovely in the photo as it does in person.  When it came in, I immediately wound it into a ball and onto a shuttle and started Mary Konior's Spiral Glass Mat (pics of that later).  It's lovely to tat with and I'm pretty sure it's a smaller size thread than I'm used to tatting but I'm enjoying it! Thank you very much Anika, you are such a talented young lady and I'm so happy to call you friend.

I got a second package from Bree of Bree's Way Blogspot.  Her package was different but also very exciting and so much fun to open.  First she sent the bookmark on the left and the ornament on the right that she made herself.  I love them both, but the ornament is really special because I don't have a clue about cross-stitch.  I'll hang it on my Christmas Tree and remember who sent it to me every year.

Bree also sent enough of these gems for me to share with Dena - which was very thoughtful.  There are two amethysts in this group, one for each of us which is really nice since it's my birthstone and Dena's favorite color.

And lots of little filigree things for dena and I to try tatting on plus some rings and buttons and lots of findings for us to make jewelry out of our tatted motifs.  I've never tried tatting on any of the filigree findings but I've always wanted to try it.  

And beads - again enough for me to share with Dena.  Since we had plans to do some online tat together projects, this will be perfect - we'll have matching beads and bits.  Thanks so much Bree!


10 comments:

Michelle said...

The pendants are lovely!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love the pendants! I'm not sure that I'm ready to take on another project though, so I'll just admire yours!

Bri's Bits said...

I love your pendants, they turned out wonderful! and thank you so much for my books :X

Imoshen said...

Beautiful pendants...going to look for some stuff to make some myself. I give away alot of my tatting and making them into pendants like that would just tickle some of the ladies I give it to. Thank you for the inspirational idea.

Teresa said...

Maybe Dena will post the brand name of the liquid we used because I can't remember what it was. Maybe she will write a post about how to use it too because she still has more of the crystals to use it with.

Typstatting said...

Gorgeous pendants! Love my work basket books also! Thanks so much.

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I'm very interested in the pendants! Very clever. Is that the DG3 gel I've seen advertised? And I'm curious about is the 'crystals' that must be clear teardrop shapes, like frames, with the jump rings attached. I have never seen these. There are tutorials about metal frames that you place items in, then cover with a gel or resin, but not these clear frames. Will appreciate any information!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Cute!

Per Isdihara, your home zip code my work zip....

Gina said...

I love what you did with the threads! Love Konior's rose fragment anyway and this is a perfect use for it. What a fun collection you've received! Inspiration for months to come.

Anika said...

I love the pendants! Definitely looking that up. ^_^