Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mauve Orchid Button Brooch Variation

I wish I could say this has been a productive tatting day, but alas, nope.  Whilst I did get the next button brooch foundation completed, the heart pendant I've been working on has been nothing but aggravating.  The remains of it are gracing the bottom of the trash can- in tiny jiblets.  Oh well...back to the drawing board with that one.
But here is the button brooch foundation:

It was tatted with size 8 Valdani pearl cotton in O 541 "Mauve Orchid" on a 2-hole 1" vintage shell button with Swarovski bicones in "Purple Velvet" & "Copper Rose".  Accent tatting in a bronze color will be added along with a fabuous Czech art glass button.  I'll show you the finished piece in a day or two.

Well, I am off to try the heart pendant idea again.  Let's hope it goes better this afternoon.  Have a wonderful day & until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Lovely colours and button brooch beginings.

  2. Can anything done in needle tatting be done using a shuttle? I've never tried it yet, but I've been getting some needle tatted patterns lately. Thank!