Wednesday, October 31, 2012



     This heart pendent was in a jewelry box, I found at an estate sale.  The large jewelry box was packed full of jewelry and got it next-to-nothing.   
     The pendent was done in Lizbeth, size 20, vineyard harvest.  It is 1.5" in diameter.

2 of 100 Motif Challenge

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

25 100 Motif Challenge

25 100 Motif Challenge

        I finished my 25 motif challenge, so I'm starting 100 motif challenge.  Tatting 100 original designs, sets, and large items.

     To start it is my latest design:  Crystal Breeze Pendent.  I found the snowflake at a yard sale.  One of the arms were missing, so I took the rest of the arms off and smoothed the ends with a rubber polishing bit (comes in a Dremel set).  The pin assembly was soldered to the end of the arms, so didn't have to do any extra work on it.

     The pendent was tatted in four rounds with pearl cotton #12 and measures 2 1/2" across.  Can't keep them all, but seriously thinking about keeping this one!!

Crystal Breeze Pendent

(1 of 100 motif challenge)

Monday, October 29, 2012



 Necklace:  8 X 17 mm stone w/sterling silver, rhodochrosite and mother-of-pearl beads. The total length is 18". This picture does not do it justice. The white beads are actually off-white. One of my favorite pieces.

 Ring:  5 x 7 mm stones. size 7.

     For sale on West Pine Creations.

Friday, October 26, 2012

19 - 25 of the 25 Motif Challenge

19 - 25 of the 25 Motif Challenge

Coin Box

Doo-dad Earrings

Sapphire Heart Pendent

 Scroll Pendent

 Scroll and Daisy Pendent

Turquoise Pendnet

 Pearl Heart Pendent

Thursday, October 25, 2012

9 - 18 of the 25 Motif Challenge

9 - 18 of the 25 Motif Challenge

Tatsmithing:  "Basic Design".    One of the patterns from my new "Tatsmithing" book.

 Tatsmithing:  "Stout Agate".  One of the patterns from my new "Tatsmithing" book.

Tatsmithing:  "Cross".  One of the patterns from my new "Tatsmithing" book.

Tatsmithing.  One of the patterns from my new "Tatsmithing" book.

My first doily design.

Yin-Yang set of 10 Daisy Motifs

Bracelet/Earring Set


A heard of 10 dragons.

The bauble is the "Universal Bauble"  design from my first book:  "Tattasaurusing:  Baubles and Motifs"

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

1 - 8 of the 25 Motif Challenge

1 - 8 of the 25 Motif Challenge

 The pattern is from "The Tatted Artistry of Teiko Fujito", by Teiko Fujito.

 Hanky edging...simple design.

 This bauble is call the "Universal Bauble".  This is one of the pattens in my first book:  Baubles and Motifs, found on my Face Book page.  The bauble is a piece of glass, you find in the craft section.

The smaller baubles are from my new book:  "Baubles and Motifs II".  The larger bauble is a the same pattern, with a larger string and bauble.  The pattern is called "Small Flower Bauble."

 Tatsmithing:  One of the patterns from my new "Tatsmithing" book.

 Tatsmithing:  "7-Sisters Standing Tall".  One of the patterns from my new "Tatsmithing" book.

Tatsmithing:  "Elegant Jade".  One of the patterns from my new "Tatsmithing" book.

Tatsmithing:  "Doublet".  One of the patterns from my new "Tatsmithing" book.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Pearl Heart Pendent

Pearl Heart Pendent

     I'm on a roll.  Sprucing up an older pendent.  This one is done in Lizbeth, size 40, Latte Foam.  Variegated from Ecru to vy light, Mocha brown lt to vy light.  The  picture didn't pick up the variegation..ecru to an antique white.  It's approx 1.5" in diameter. 

25 of 25 Challenge...woo hoo!!  
Have to start the Challenge again!!

Coming Soon!!!

For sale on West Pine Creations.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Belt Buckles

Belt Buckles

     Getting ready for the Fall Craft Shows.  Here's the belt buckles I've been working on.  They will be for sale soon.

Small Buckles
(Owyhee Jasper, Ocular Agate, Pink Agate)

Large Buckle

Friday, October 19, 2012

Large Tatting Cases

Large Tatting Cases
     Fall shows are getting nearer.  Here are some large tatting cases.  The middle pockets can hold 2 shuttles, each.  The middle pockets have a removable, plastic insert to protect the case from wear.  My tatting essentials goes in the middle, bottom pocket.  The extra strings (on cards) goes in the other two front pockets, along with a pattern and my tatting goes in the back pocket.  For sale on West Pine Creations.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Turquoise Pendent

Turquoise Pendent

     Free-formed tatting with size 30 thread.  This was tatted  around an old earring.   The picture turned out bluer and darker than it actually is. The actual tatted part is lighter and more turquoise color.  The pendent is approx 1 3/8" X 2 1/2". 

24 of 25 Challenge

On sale at West Pine Creations.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Autumn Pendent

Autumn Pendent

    I found this pendent at last years craft/antique show.  This was tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, Autumn Spice and Leaf Green Med. The scroll work and flowers, followed the same-type design in the pendent.  The pendent is 3.5" X 3", using the Catherine-Wheel joins.  

 23 of 25 Motif Challenge

For sale on West Pine Creations.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Embellished Disk

Embellished Disk

     I found this pair of earrings in the clearance isle.  The disk is tatted with Lizbeth, size 20, in Autumn Spice.  This is my latest pattern.  I tried to incorporate the scroll work from the disk.  The bronze pendent is approx 1 3/4" in diameter.  
     This was a challenge, I finally sat down and tried the Catherine-Wheel Join.  I found this technique on Jane's web page This lady has an awesome site for patterns and techniques.  Great graphics and explanations!!!  Well, anyway, I love this type of join!!  It has a very professional look to it!!!

 22 of 25 Motif Challenge

By-The-Way....went to Jo Ann's Fabric store this morning and found lots of embellishments in there bead/jewelry section.  A few gorgeous cameo's!! 

For sale on West Pine Creations

Monday, October 15, 2012

Opal Necklace

Opal Necklace

     This is a free-formed opal pendent.   The finished piece is 18 X 30 mm.   On sale on West Pine Creations.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm on a Roll

I'm on a Roll

     Diane's Doodad Dare has finally motivated me to gather all of those embellishments, intended for tatting. 

     This embellishment was Grandma's single earring.  I cut the post off and smoothed it down with a rubber polishing point (comes with your Dremel set).  The thread is pearl cotton #12. 

21 of 25 Motif Challenge

Need to look through the jewelry box and give some of that old jewelry a new flare!!! 

For sale on West Pine Creations

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Changeable Earrings

Changeable Earrings

 3" diameter X 1" high tin, covered with polymer clay....great for traveling.

 My stash of tatted earrings.

Studs for my second hole.

Easy curled wire in sterling, gold filled, and copper.  The copper ear wires must be coated, ever-so-often, with colorless fingernail polish.  This prevents tarnish and an allergic reaction to the copper.  The wires slip, easily over a ring or a picot.

This would make an excellent gift for anyone!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tatting Kits and Cases

Tatting Kits and Cases

     Getting ready for the fall craft shows.  I was left with only, two tatting kits, after last years show.  These are great, because they fit nicely in my purse or pocket.

     Small tatting kits: 4" X 3" carrying pouch, 1 - decorated shuttle, 2 - bobbin cards (one full of size 10 thread, and tatting essentials (crochet hook, picot gauge, and pick).

      Large tatting kits (upper left): 5 1/2 " x 3 3/4" pouch, 1 - decorated shuttle, tatting essentials (crochet hook, picot gauge, and pick), 4 bobbins (2 w/size 10 thread).

     The middle sections can hold 2 clover shuttles.  The bottom row is for extra string and my pattern.  The second row is for my tatting essentials and shuttle(s).  The second row has 2 plastic sleeves to protect the fabric.  The back row is for my tatting-in-progress and the thread attached to the tatting.

Tatting casess. The middle pockets have removable, plastic liners for your shuttle(s) and tatting essentials.

Close-up of the small case.