Silversmithed: jewelry and tatting shuttles............
Glass blowing: crochet hooks, dinosaurs, ice sickles, pens, earrings, and spoons..........
Tatting: jewelry, motifs, doilies, hankies, books, crosses, and much more.
oh cool, love this!
That looks like it was fun to make or maybe we are wishing it was fun :)
It turned out wonderful! How pretty!
I've been interested in the subject of tatting in resin (or tatting under glass, as with my paperweights) for a long time, but after reading Two Shuttles blog and her exhaustive and amazing resin experiments (which take so much time and can be expensive), I've given up on the idea of trying to work with it! She was even making her own heart-shaped shuttles out of resin molds! I keep hoping that a one-step, non-toxic process will be invented some day! I'm also not satisfied with the 'small' molds out there. I want something that's at least 1.5" across for a pendant, and I'd rather work with size 20 thread for the design. So I'm curious about the size of this new bezel you are showing. I have flagged the Resin blog, as it will take awhile to read it! I was intrigued by the stopwatch you showed in your other post, as it is very similar to one designed by Tim Holtz, who has many products in Michaels stores. (a lot of 'steampunk' things). It's easy to just insert a piece of tatting in his watches, as no resin is involved. There's a piece of glass in front. I use one for a keychain which is also decoration for my purse. I have a piece of gold-thread tatting in it. The viewing area is 1.5", so it's a good size and also makes a nice size pendant. There are some intriguing photos of tatting (or other things) in resin by searching 'tatted lace in resin' under 'images' in Google search. Your above photo is there also! However, some of the photos don't lead to explanations how they are made, and again, most items are small. I'm sure you're aware of the Hintons and their ventures into encasing tatting into a resin shuttle. They had a great idea there (although I'm sure it was labor intensive); and certainly their wood filigree shuttles were beautiful - then they shut down production of everything, leaving many tatters in the lurch, with unfilled orders! A sad story!. I continue to be impressed with the beauty and uniqueness of your tatted jewelry!