Friday, March 29, 2013

It's That Time of Year Again.......

     the great dragon migration.  This dragon was heading back to the vineyards of California.  This is one of my favorite patterns, Anne B's Dragon.  This one is done in Lizbeth, size 20, vineyard harvest.


Thursday, March 28, 2013


     This pin is one of  Roma Stepnaya patterns called, "Coral Pin."  I didn't have the coral beads so I made it in Lizbeth, size 40, blue river everglades.  I'm not fond of the Ankars method because the beads get sewn on after the tatting is done.  I prefer to add the beads as I tatting.  The pin is also suppose to hang the other way.  I didn't have a pin backing, short enough so I hung it from the bow pin.  I'm very happy with the way it hangs.  This is one I need to practice on.  Thanks to Nina, for translating this book.  I don't read Russian thankfully the patterns were well diagramed.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bon Bons and One

     This pair of earrings is from Iris Nieback's, "Just for Fun, Tatted Jewelry."  The shaping is a little fidgety, need to work on it. The earrings were done in Lizbeth, size 20, Vineyard Harvest.  It's a easy pattern, involving 12 rings.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Alter Edging

     Finished the alter edging.  Whew, 7 feet worth.  Still have to do the edging for the pulpits.  Those are only 16" each.  This is from "Tatting" by Anne Orr.  It's made with size 10, gold crochet thread with a gold filament.  Someone else is sewing the alter cloth.  I'll take pictures, once it's finished

53 of 100 motif challenge.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Balls and Scrolls

     Another blue paua shell necklace.  All of the scroll work is done with a round-nosed pliers.  The beads are made from scraps of silver.  One of my sisters scarfed this one up.


Friday, March 22, 2013


  Variation on Rose Rogers's Round Robin doily.   This doily can be found on Il Chiacchierino Classico website.  The doily was for an aunt and was done in crochet thread with a silver filament.  The doily measures 11" in diameter.

52 of 100 motif challenge.



Thursday, March 21, 2013

Burst 3-D Earrings

     These doo-dads were taken in trade.  The earring have two rings, perpendicular to each other.  The  picture doesn't do them justice!!  The earrings were tatted in Lizbeth, size 40, red burst.  The earrings are 1" long.

51 of 100 motif challenge. 

Happy Birthday...Grace!!!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cameo Leaf Pendent

     This doo-dad was a broken bracelet, taken in trade.  The pendent was done in Lizbeth, size 40, spice cake.  The pendent is 2" x 2.25".

50 of 100 motif challenge.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easter Egg

     When I first saw this wonderful pattern by Jane, I thought there was an angel in the middle.  Looking closer, I saw a cross.  Jane has the most fabulous patterns and this one is no exception.  

     The bookmark was done in Lizbeth, size 20, Springtime and the  changeable earrings in size 40, Scottish Thistle.  Thanks, Jane for this wonderful Easter Egg Pattern!! 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Simple Blue Scroll

     Another blue paua shell (the shells are dyed) with a beaded chain.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Leaves and Flowers Pendent

     This doo-dad was a single earring found at one of my craft shows.  The tatting was done in Lizbeth, size 40, wedge-wood dark.   The pendent is 1.25" in diameter.  This is one of my favorite pieces.

49 of 100 motif challenge.  

For sale on West Pine Creations (Face Book). 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Citrus Snowflake Pendent

     This doo-dad was from a charm necklace, found at the local dime store.  The tatting was done in Lizbeth, size 40 sea island citrus.  The pendent measures 2.25" in diameter.

48 of 100 motif challenge

Happy Birthday to my little niece.

 For sale on West Pine Creations (Face Book).

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


      I was trying to use up a little size 20 crochet thread, that was on my shuttle.  I added a few beads and came up with this simple snowflake. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gold Christmas Ball

     A Christmas ball I gave my in-laws for Christmas.  This one was done in size 20 crochet thread.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Blue Paua Scroll

   One of my scroll works on a blue paua shell.  

Time to start tatsmithing again!!

See my face book page:  West Pine Creations, for things for sale.   This months special is free shipping on all of my books (US and Canada).


Friday, March 8, 2013

Turquoise Twist Pendent

     This was an old clip earring.  It's done in Lizbeth, size 20, ocean turquoise lt and dk.  The pendent is 1.75" in diameter. 


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Ruby Pendent

     This was an old earring, found at a craft show.  The pendent was done in Lizbeth, size 20, victorian red.  The pendent is  1.5" X 2.75".  I tired to incorporate the same design in the pendent.  It's hard to see the scroll work from the picture.

47 of 100 motif challenge.

WOW, this year has gone fast.  This is my 1 year anniversary of blogging.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ocean Sunset Pendent

     This was an old necklace, found at one of my craft shows.  The pendent was made with Lizbeth, size 40, ocean sunset.  The  pendent is 2" in diameter.

46 of 100 motif challenge.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

      This boarder is from "Tatting" by Anne Orr.  It's made with size 10, gold crochet thread and is 4 feet long.  This is the edging for our Church's new alter paraments.  I have 3 more feet to go.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Another Scarf

     This scarf is for my mother-in-law, knitted on a knitting loom.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

Brass Shuttles

     I got these beauties from Herrchners.  They are 2.5" long, with a jump ring to wear as a necklace.  I just received them, so I don't know how they tat...nice to a collection thou.  When I received them, the points were straight out and I have to bend so the points meet.  But for only $3.99,  who cares!!