This was a special order, a friend wanted a beautiful stick pin made into a pair of earrings. The pin was a gift from her mom, a souvenir from Australia. I carefully separated the sections with a jewelers saw and smoothed the edges down with a rubber polishing point on a Dremel. The tatting was done with two strands of sewing thread. These remind me of a birds nest.
Remember, for those who have ever needle tatted, the "Needle Tatting Forum" is having a tatting exchange. The last day for sign up is Friday, 31 January.