Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Motif Sixteen

This is what happens when you start doing one thing and it goes wrong - you've already spent time on it, so you turn it into something else. I planned on doing the entire necklace in this pattern, but it didn't want to curve nicely and when I added that ring that's in the center there - that did it. It put way to much of a bend in the pattern. So I just stopped it short and added a twisted stitch/split ring chain instead.

This is some of Yarnplayer's wonderful hand dyed thread - this is from her first batch of "Rhubarb Pie" that I bought sometime last year. I just love it. You can get some some yourself at her Etsy shop - yarnplayer.etsy.com

10 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Beautiful!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

So pretty Elizabeth! I think you have a winner here!

yarnplayer said...

Wow, this is beautiful! You worked out how the colors land really well - that red in the center is perfect! The beads for the closure are also a nice touch. Hats off to you! And thanks for the HDT promo.

Arlene said...

That is sooo pretty and I an sooo loving that thread!! I have to get some soooon!

Elizabeth said...

I wish I could take credit for the way the colors landed - but that was just a stroke of luck - the red ring in the center does look really good there - but alas, I didn't plan it out that way - I just started tatting.

Thanks for the compliments!

Clyde said...

The necklace turned out beautifully. I always enjoy seeing items tatted out of HDT.

Tattycat said...

The necklace is beautiful Elizabeth. I'm glad the pattern went wrong! This is my favorite HDT of all time!

Crow Calling Woman said...

Oh! OH! Simply & utterly breath-takingly beautiful!

Linda S Davies said...

Stunning! A pheonix out of the ashes!

Alexandria said...

I love your work. You're tatting is inspiring. I may not be in the know.......but are you making a book or planning on it? I would love to "officially" have your patterns and not a just a picture.