Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Halloween Give Away Deadline

Deadline for entries into the Halloween Give Away is: midnight (CST) September 21st!!!
To enter, simply click on the google "Join this Site" button just below the poll.  If it does not appear, please refresh your page.
These are the goodies up for grabs:
1 ball of black Cebelia
2 balls of orange Majestic
1 ball of black Majestic
1 Osmina pearl cabochon
1 little Jack-O-Lantern for holding small thread balls
a bunch of vintage jet glass beads (I picked these off an antique beaded bag that was beyond repair)
an antique bone dish
and the Autumn tatted motif

The winner will be picked by a random number generator September 22nd as soon as I get breakfast fixed.  The winner will then be notified via email.  Don't miss your chance to get these Halloween goodies!

I have run into a bit of a snag with my latest Czech art glass buttons.  While they are incredibly beautiful, they are too heavy to use for a tatted brooch with only tatting for a foundation.  I have been brainstorming and think I have found a solution to my quandry, but will wait before I show you the finished results- my idea may not work at all.

As I was pondering the latest design snafu, I decided to peruse some of my previous work.  I found the following pieces in the recycle drawer of my large thread cabinet.  Hope you will enjoy the pics!
This piece was tatted with Dinky Dyes size 12 perle cotton.  I cannot remember the color number, but it is accented with cranberry rocailles and a Swarovski disc.  I have worn this as a pendant, an accent on a cloche, and on a hair clip.

This piece was tatted with DMC size 12 perle cotton and has been a brooch, pendant , & fascinator accent.

This piece has seen a lot of wear on my peasant blouse and red coat.  It was tatted with Oren Bayan size 8 perle cotton and size 20 white Cebelia.  The accent cabochon is denim lapis lazuli.

This simple design has been used for just about everything it could be adhered to.  I've done it in many different colors and have elaborated on it quite a bit.  This is the original prototype, circa 1996.  It was tatted with Domino size 8 perle cotton and size 12 DMC perle cotton.  The accent cabochon is unakite.

I hope you have enjoyed the eye candy and welcome any comments or input you may care to offer.
I am off to tackle the Czech art glass buttons AGAIN.  Maybe I'll actually make some progress to share with you tomorrow.
Until then~
Happy Tatting! 


  1. The "found" motifs are lovely! I especially like the red/pink and whilte one. Are these your own patterns or are they from a book?

  2. The found motifs are lovely and gorgeous colours. Are they your own patterns as I love the pink one and would love to make it.

  3. Rachel - the pink one is gorgeous!! Nice find. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow- these are your own designs!!! You are SO talented!!

  5. oh I really like the autumn motif up for the giveaway! so pretty. I've joined your site (thought I already did a few months ago but I don't seem myself so...)

  6. now i find that "join this site" button :(

    btw i love the red motif the best, but all these pieces are beautiful! how did you get the cabachons in teh middle?