Found this idea in a bird magazine. It's made with an old baby food and polymer clay. Here's the link on how to make them.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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While making the pendant, from yesterdays post, it gave me an idea for another pendent. I already had the beads strung up, so I couldn't mess with the "cool pendant".
Here is the pendant I had in mind, during the previous pendant. I added a lot more beads and gave it a ruffled look.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Do you remember those mood rings, from the 70's....boy that can date a person. Do you wonder what makes them work. Quick chemistry lesson. Don't complain, we haven't had one for a while and there is NO TEST!!
The chemical is cholesteryl benzoate, a thermotropic liquid crystal. This molecule is a long, chunky chain, that twist when the temperature changes. As the the chain twist, the light hitting it, reflects at different wavelengths, giving off different colors.
Isn't she a beauty!!
The current mood stones change from blue to purple to pink to green to yellow.
Here is my latest design, using a mood stone. The pendent is
1 1/4" X 2 ", tatted with two strands of metallic sewing thread.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Received an awesome traveling tatting kit from Wicked Nothings, from Singapore.
The brochure is a River Theme Park, featuring 9 rivers in the world; a postcard and a beautiful tatting pouch, sewn by Wicked Nothings.
Contents: Little tin to carry my tatting for short trips, paper clips, two beautiful shuttles decorated with origami paper, fingernail stickers to decorate shuttles, measuring tape, lots of thread from size 20 to size 50, crochet hook in size 13, an awesome scissors that looks like a marker, and the coolest thing is a scissor fob. She tatted the scissor fob in a beautiful, light, yellow ocher. The pattern is from Jon's, "Tatting with Rings."
Thanks sooooo much!!! I love it!!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
How Do You Travel
How do you travel? Tatting is so easy to take anywhere, unlike my silversmithing and glass blowing. Even my knitting and crocheting is hard to take. A ball of thread and knitting looms; or a large crochet hook with a large ball of thread. But tatting fits, easily, in a little tin or tatting case. All you need is a shuttle(s), a little string, a cut-off crochet hook and something to carry it in.
I have two sizes of cases I use and are always full of tatting projects. The large case is 4” X 6” and the small one (my favorite) is 3” X 4”. I usually carry the small case for everyday trips. The large case holds four small shuttles or two larger ones (Tatsy-size) and the small case holds two shuttles. If I’m traveling for a few days and in the mood for Tatsmithing, I’ll load up four shuttles with different metallic threads and pack the large case full of cabs, beads and shuttles. In the large, back pocket, I’ll put the small case in there with the current piece I’m working on. That way, things stay neat and tighty, while my husband is driving.
I had done a “How Do You Travel,” tatting exchange with Aileen (Wicked Nothings) and here is what I sent her: A large tatting case in a zip-lock (I like my things to stay clean and last forever).
In the large case, were cardboard bobbins with thread (stored in the two side pockets in the front. The middle, front pocket is for the tatting essentials.). The middle rows are for shuttles. These two pockets and the middle, front are lined with plastic liners to protect the case….things gotta last forever. The large, back pocket has the small tatting case.
The small case had a small, folded up pattern in front and a cardboard bobbin full of thread. The middle pocket had a rattie shuttle, in one pocket, tatting essentials and a small pocket knife with a scissors, in the other pocket. The large, back pocket had beads, doo-dads to tat around and floss threaders. The floss threaders are used to load up beads on the thread and to use the “Magic String Trick” to hide ends. That way, a needle doesn’t need to be carried around.
This is how I travel. Of course, my large case is stuffed full. So how do you travel? I would love to hear your story and any tips.
Things for sale on West Pine Creations (cases, shuttles, essentials, patterns and more).
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I loved yesterday design and had to make it again. This time I made it with pink and rose colored beads and added gold-filled earwires.
By the way...seen something cool on Resin Craft's blog: "Preserving Tatting in Resin." Go over and take a look.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Teal Beaded Diamond
Added more beads, this time. Wanted a "fringe" look. I love this new design!! Tatted with two strands of Coats and Clark sewing thread. The pendent is 1.5" in diameter.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY SIS!!!!!!
Monday, July 7, 2014
This adorable pattern is by Carollyn. The little strawberry pouch was made with size 20 thread. It would make a neat gift for someone. You could use it as a tooth fairy pouch or put a little necklace in it for that special little girl. Carollyn also made that adorable bunny shuttle.
(I fixed the link so the correct, strawberry post will come up.)
Friday, July 4, 2014
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Purple Passion Drop
This pendent was made with three cat-eye. A triangular dark purple, a rectangular gold and a pear shaped light purple. The drop was tatted with two strands of gold sewing thread. The pendent measures 7/8" X 2 1/2".
10 of 25 motif challenge.