Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Ice Drops: the addiction continues!!

Today I completed this Birthday Ice Drop with 
size 20 Lizbeth Snow White and red and gold beads.
I love how regal it looks!! :)
The lighting isn't great cuz' we are in a snow 
storm today(third in 3 days).
 I completed this on the weekend.
 And a pair of my original Ice Drop earrings.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
Happy Tatting!! :)

Monday, December 4, 2017

"Real" Ice Drop earrings

A friend had seen my Ice Drop ornaments and 
asked if they could be earrings.  I told her that 
they were quite heavy, but I would see if I could 
make some another way.  She already has  several 
pair of the Ice Drop earrings I have made with the 
glass beads, but after finding these smaller Ice Drop
gems and smaller bugle beads I tried them, and she 
fell in love with them the moment she saw them-and 
they left my presence!
These are tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Blue Ice with size 2
iridescent bugle beads, tiny blue beads, and a clear 
small Ice Drop gem.
 Here's another view.
 Here is to show the size next to the Ice Drop ornament.
This pattern again is the Birthday Ice Drop.
Oh, these earrings went this weekend, but also 5 Ice 
Drop ornaments, a bracelet, a bookmark, a baby headband 
and a dangle.  Several of the Ice Drop ornaments are 
going to be for first Christmas ornaments.  :)
Hope you had a fabulous weekend!
May your week be blessed with tatting!!! :)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Another Birthday Ice Drop today

Sorry about the lousy uninspiring picture.  I just 
got done with this and it's night so there was no 
sunlight and I didn't want to wait.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Green with red 
bugle beads and white beads.
Looks far better in person!!!
Hope you are having a wonderful night with 
some tatting!!! :)

White and red Birthday Ice Drop

Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White with red 
twisted bugle beads and tiny red beads.
 It glows in the morning sunlight!! :)
Stayed up way late and tatted this.  
Happy Tatting!!! :)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ice Drops with long bugle beads

I wanted silver bugle beads for Ice Drops, but Hobby 
Lobby didn't have them so I went to Michael's and 
found some, but.....even though they were marked 
#3 like the ones I have from Hobby Lobby there were 
not the same size.
This is tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Christmas Green with 
long size 3 silver bugle beads and silver beads.
 Here is a picture to show the drastic difference. 
I have used the gold ones, the tiny one is to try and 
make the same Ice Drops as earrings for a friend, 
and the silver next to the gold is the new one, used 
in both of today's Ice Drops.
 This one is tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Snow White 
with long silver bugle beads and tiny read beads.
Hope your day is blessed with tatting!!! :)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Tablecloth progress for this year: Very slowly and forever growing

Continuing on the tablecloth one motif at a time. 
I now have the skinny end equal in width and 
a billion ends to sew in, so, I think I will be sewing 
before adding more motifs so this might be as big 
as it gets this year.
A review from Mar. 2, 2017 when I started widening 
it this year.
 Great progress on width on March 4th.
 Notice the length in the top picture from today, 
And this was where it was March 8th.
It's slowly coming along, but this year I have put 
tons more time into it and I am seeing it become 
something.  Now, if I had been so diligent the 
full 7 years I have been working on it, it would 
probably have already been done!  Oh well.
Happy Tatting!!

Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 11 &12 and another Ice Drop

The snowflakes are from 20 Twenty to Make 
Tatted Snowflakes by Jennifer Williams.
Tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Blue Ice with tiny blue beads.
It curls cuz' I used tiny picots and the beads barely 
fit on them and I still had to make a join.
This snowflake is named Mary.
Neither snowflake is terrible hard, the challenge 
on the first was due to my small picots, the challenge 
on the second was bead placement.
 This next snowflake is named Auriel.
 I tatted another Birthday Ice Drop in Lizbeth size 
20 Snow White with gold beads and a frosted gem.
 Here's a collection of recent projects.
Happy Tatting everyone!!! :)