Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tatsmithing

     Lately, silversmithing has not been an economical hobby.  Last year silver stayed around $40/ounce.  Lately, it's been around $32/ounce.  It used to be about $6/ounce. Thankfully string hasn't gotten that out of hand.  
    I have a tin full of cabochons, a garbage can full slabs, and more garbage cans/crates full of rough rock.  I've decided to tat the cabochons, as if, they were done in silver.
     Below are some of the designs I've done in silver and then tatted (tatsmithed).  


(for sale, click on the blue words for the link).


(for sale, click on the blue words for the link).

Paua shell


Jasper


20 X 35 mm jade, with two strands of metallic gold sewing thread. The finished piece is 2" X 1.5".   I finished this one on International Tatting Day.






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