the first is a pair of earrings that I made. based on a pair that I received many years ago in an exchange. I no longer remember who I received the originals from. They were made in size 80 thread with very small beads. I love them and wear them quite often.
these are made with size 40 thread so that I could use some small pearls that I had on hand. Size 80 thread would have been too small. The thread is DMC Cordennet Special. I tatted these this past Sunday evening.
|they measure just over 1" long as they are now|
the second bit of tatting that I want to show you I finished Sunday afternoon during the Vikings/Carolina game. (Yeah Vikings!)
Interweave. This is of course in the colors of the Green Bay Packers football team as it is going to my best friend B who grew up in WI and roots for them.
I tatted this without doing a cut and tie. I used a Split Chain and Split Ring to move from the 1st round to the 2nd round. If anyone needs help with that, please let me know, and I can give you the directions.
you should have heard us the week before. we were at her house, she was yelling at the Packers and I was yelling at the Vikings. One of her grandkids was there and exclaimed. "This house is too noisy, it hurts my ears." we had to laugh.
I have more tatting that I have been working on, but they are Christmas presents, and I know that some of the intended recipients occasionally read this blog, so can't show you what I am working on at this time.