I made another lighthouse earrings for the December craft show.
I added watercolor pencil to the background. Then, took a lightly, dampened brush to activate the pencil, into a wash. It's a little intense, so I'll dab it with a dampened paper towel to lift some of the pigment off and go over it with a lighter colored pencil.
A couple of months ago, I found a plastic pouch full of tatting books from the thrift store. The pouch was only $3, so I had to buy it. In the pouch was an interested book by Joy Botchlet, called Tatting Dimpled Rings. Here is one of the cross patterns.