Well, after I got out the pearls, I decided to not to use the silver peacock ones. They are pretty, but did not seem to be right for the little filigree brooch. I experimented with green, brown, peach and teal pearls. The teal pearls looked best to my eye. This is how the brooch looks now:
Sorry the image isn't the best, but it was VERY early this morning when I took it. The pearls have 3mm grey AB Swarovski bicones between them. I will be using Valdani size 8 pearl cotton in M30 for the accent tatting.
This afternoon, I plan to do some test tatting for a friend. If she gives the okay, I'll post the results of that later.
It's not even 8 a.m. yet, but this has already been one busy morning! And now I'm off to pick more blueberries before it gets too hot. Have a great day and remember:
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