As some of you may have noticed, I LOVE cameos and vintage jewelry. Recently, I was the lucky bidder at a local estate auction of two beautiful vintage carved shell cameos. Both are set in 12K rolled gold filled mountings- one a fancy filigree, one a simple scroll frame. Giving these cameos a "tatting makeover" will be my weekend project.
But I do need help from you, dear readers. I would like to come up with a lovely old-fashioned name for each cameo.
Here is the one mounted in the filigree setting:
What do you think her name should be? Ophelia, Florance, Eugenia? I am open to any suggestions you may have.
And here is the cameo in the scroll mounting:
Lydia, Agatha, Cornelia? Do you know of a wonderful old name for this beauty?
As I am thinking of what to name my little beauties, I'll need to gather up the materials for their makeovers. Of course, I will be using Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk thread, but I think they may also need a few pearls and Swarovskis, too. My pearl stash is sure to contain a few options. And I just picked-up a gross of the 3mm Swarovski crystal AB bicones at the bead store. I may even have a vintage carnelian bead bracelet that could be raided for accent beads. The angelskin coral beads I have are too pale for these cameos, so I guess I'll dig through the bead and vintage jewelry stashes in the Atelier.
After I get it all rounded up, I plan to set up my tatting environment and spend the weekend tatting to my heart's delight. What will you be doing this Mother's Day weekend? I know Jim & Jocie have something planned for me on Sunday, but as long as I get in some blissful tatting time today and Saturday everything will be wonderful.
May you all have a fantastic Mother's Day weekend (whether you're a mom or not) and don't forget to let me know your ideas on names for my ladies!
Until next week~