Sunday, July 25, 2010

I ♥ My Mailman

Today I start a series on why I love my mailman so much.  He brings me presents!  Over the last two weeks or so I have received some lovely things in the mail, which I will share with you over the next few blog posts.  I'll also share some of my favorite tatting vendors with you - some you are probably already familiar with, but perhaps some new?  And hopefully there are beginner tatters reading this blog who will be introduced to some great resources for all things tatting.

First up is a new vendor to me, Krystledawne.  She and her alter ego, Dr. Vonthreadmore (you can read all about the two of them on her blog), create some lovely hand-dyed threads.  As you may know, I am a hand-dyed thread addict.  I have more hand-dyed thread than one person should really be allowed, but when I saw her "Vineyard at Dusk" - well,  I just had to have some.  It is a wonderful combination of earthy tones and a lovely vibrant purple.  

I went looking for a pattern that would look like clusters of grapes to use with the thread and came across this pattern online, designed by Sparrow Kelley, called "Midnight Violets".  I thought it was a perfect fit for this thread, and the bracelet below is the result of the two in combination.

I made earrings to match, based on my long elegant earring pattern but adapted slightly to better match "Midnight Violets."

So, if you have a chance, visit Krystledawne in her etsy shop.  She is a little short on thread at the moment as she is also busy creating her tatted jewelry, but I know I will be keeping my watchful eye peeled for more of her beautiful thread creations.

Thanks, Mr. Mailman (and Krystledawne)!


Tatskool said...

LOVELY thread and what you made with it is superb.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Elizabeth, I am always in awe of your gorgeous tatted pieces, and these are outstanding! I'm also an HDT addict, and Krystle does have some lovely colors.

I think the one thing that strikes me about the talented people who dye thread is that they each have a unique sense of color, and I love them all! I hope your readers who have never tried HDT will take the plunge. Using it is a wonderful tatting experience!

Krystle said...

WOW! Elizabeth, that is sooo beautiful! That was an amazing choice of pattern, and you cannot imagine how happy Dr. Vonthreadmore is to see the thread used so well. Your work is so lovely! Thank you for the kind words, and I have just ordered an insane amount of white thread so you know what that means....:-)

God's Kid said...

Your bracelet and earrings look great! :)

Lucky Girl said...

Beautiful thread, and you've created gorgeous jewelry with it! I love the bracelet!

Unknown said...

Your tattings are amazing. I love all of them.