Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rosalie Giveaway

Good morning, dear readers!
 I have a special treat for you- a new giveaway featuring Rosalie.

As I mentioned yesterday, I went back to Rosalie and added a little bit extra to her- not much, just a bit.  Here she is:


A touch of ruffled tatting under the pearl gave her a bit more stability. The finishing touch was another chain round around the pendant.  I hope you like her.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blogpost.  If there is something I can do to improve the blog or Atelier website, leave a comment.  If you really like something specific- let me know.  Simply leave a comment that will help me to better serve our tatting community.  The winner will be selected by a random number generator on Monday, July 30th, and announced on the blog that morning.  Good luck!


Here is another view of Rosalie.  A jumpring will be added before she is shipped to her new home.

Well, I am off to the Atelier to work on more tatting.  May you have a fantastic day & until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!




61 comments:

  1. Another of your beautiful pieces! Thank you for sharing the pattern with the tatting community. I love seeing how you take an old piece of jewelry and improve it with tatting and beads.

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  2. Another beautiful item, I love your tatting it inspires me , your choice of colours and beautiful cameos you find are outstanding, I don't feel their is anything that would improve your site, but it would nice if you visited our blogs.

    Have a nice day

    Margaret

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    1. Margaret, I will try to be more vocal when I visit other blogs!

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  3. I love your designs!! You are so talented! :)

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  4. very nice broach/pendant. I like the colors. you do very good work.
    the only thing I could think of, and maybe I just haven't found it yet, is a link to your website here on your blog.

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    1. Ladytats,
      I revised my sidebar and now have a permanent link to the Atelier. Just click on the image of "Moonlight & Magnolias"! MANY thanks for the suggestion!

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  5. Rachel, you are a blessing to the tatting community! Your work is outstanding! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Rosalie is beautiful! I love your designs.

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  7. Tha endant is gorgeous, especially the colors. I'm excited because I'll be going to a store which has valdani, hopefully the luxury silks so I can buy and try. Plus your design and execution are always outstanding.
    I agree with Ladytats that a permanent link of this blog could be helpful. I've finally memorized the link but for a long time I couldn't remember and would have to go back to the blog posts to get there to show my friends. Good luck!

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  8. Rosalie is beautiful!!!!! I love your creations!!!!

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  9. You are very talented at creating tatting designs. Maybe one day I'll try to create my own.

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  10. Another beautiful piece of work. The color is just wonderful!

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  11. Rosalie is just beautiful. I love the cameos you did.

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  12. I love visiting your blog and see all the wonderful things you make. And you are so kind to share some patterns... This piece looks again great!

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  13. This is so beautiful! I can't wait until I improve my skill so I can make things like this!

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  14. Gorgeous work! I enjoy looking at your pieces. Do you write patterns for them?

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    1. Ellen, there are a number of FREE patterns on my blog. I am working on adding a page that will have all of the patterns for your convenience.

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  15. I love the matte beads. They look like tiny berries. You use a lot of beads in your designs, and needle tatting with beads is so easy. I would love it if you published a book of your patterns.
    Rosemarie

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    1. Rosemarie,
      I am compiling a collection of patterns inspired by "Romance of the Piney Woods" original pieces. There will be more ICR pendant patterns, "Eternity" pendant patterns, and perhaps a necklace or two.

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  16. I like your tat with cameos but I'm impressed about your pendants starting from a simple pearls circle...they are amazing!!!
    Kisses
    Jolanda

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  17. Love love this!!! How about some you-tube videos for needle tatters? Maybe some celtic help for needle tatters?

    from a fellow needle tatter

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  18. Your tatting has encouraged me to get more creative in the items I tat. It is wonderful to read a blog from someone who enjoys tatting as much as me.
    Dawna Penrod

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  19. really pretty, as always, your tatting is incredible :) please don't enter me, I am not entering any drawings this year, shame on me, this is a beautiful piece, but I promised myself because we are so in between with what we are doing and where we are going... I wouldn't want it to cross in the mail :) I do have to say though, it is among my favorites :) good job :)

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  20. Your pendant is really beautiful: the combination of colour of the thread, beads and the design really make it wonderful. I am a shuttle tatter and I would love to see more videos on needle tatting so I could become proficient at both. I'm having a go at your pendant now but am struggling to visualise how to do the interlocking rings at the beginning. So a video of that would be wonderful. Can the interlocking rings be made with a shuttle?...
    Thanks again!

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  21. Beautiful tatting. Your color choices are always great.

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  22. i'd say: more on what inspires you, how you get your gorgeous ideas, what's your creative process :) that's the best about your atelier and that's what interests me the most! <3

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    1. Olga,
      The blog is a running diary of my tatting adventures. I am inspired by many things and try to introduce others to what ignites my creative spark- vintage treasures I find when antiquing/junquing, a little flower I snap a photo of while hiking, the texture/design of fabric in a quilt shop, even the scent of my roses. The trick is to figure out what captures your imagination and do what you can to enhance the sensation. That's what I do.

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  23. Your work is amazing to me. Thanks for the pattern, I want to try it very soon!

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  24. Lovely work and the colors are my favorite.....

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  25. Lovely! I love your beautiful photographs...they are just a pleasure to look at, always a treat!

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  26. Gorgeous work! Do you have a gallary of your work somewhere? How may I find more patterns by you?

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    1. JoLene,
      The blog features a lot of my day-to-day tatting work. Click the "Moonlight & Magnolias" image to the right of the blog & you'll find my Atelier website. I've offered many FREE patterns in previous blogposts and will be placing them on a new blog page soon. Patterns for purchase will soon be forthcoming. Thanks for your interest!

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  27. beautiful work. I wish I was as advanced as you!

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  28. I'm with Frivole - would love to see more needle tatting videos out there... Sometimes it takes a number of them to 'get' a new technique. I know this, as I have watched MANT shuttle tatting techniques over the past few years and only this week saw one ( made for moi!) that did the trick! So, there is a need out here in Tat-land for more visuals.

    Also, as Ladytats has said, you could have a link to the Atelier... I have had to save it to bookmarks, and would like it to be more convenient please!

    Love your pendants. So unique and elegant.
    Fox : )

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  29. nice work! it looks great before and after !
    congrat rachel!
    greetings
    clau

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  30. looks great the colour suits design well.

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  31. You inspire me to try needle tatting, I'm a shuttle tatter, the colors are beautiful and I would love to wear Rosalie. No' I'd be proud!

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  32. Your tatting skills are wonderful. As a newbie, the designs I see are amazing. I hope someday to be able to inspire others to tat. I love the color. I have never tried that type of thread before.

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  33. Oops, I almost missed this one! What a beauty! Love the color and your work is great. Count me in!

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  34. Rosalie is perfectly charming! Just the right balance of beads, thread, and negative space. Thanks for the inspiration to try interlocking rings (channeled via Frivole).

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  35. I know I will never tat as good as you do, but I do find your work so inspiring...!! Thanks for being so sharing...

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  36. When I click on your name and then on "view blog" it says you don't have a blog yet. I don't know what that happens. There are a few like that on In Tatters.

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  37. I discovered your amazing blog and website several months ago, and hope I have commented before. I have been truly dazzled by your work, and commend your ability to tat with 'fine' needles. (I do know how to needle tat, but can't manage the thinnest needles. ) Your ability to combine pearls and beads and to work with metal filigre (as on the cameos and pins) is SO artistic, as are your choices of threads. Your blog and photos are also amazing, and you have generously shared patterns and tutorials. Thanks for your wonderful contributions to tatting and designing and blogging!

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  38. i don't know about anyone else, but i think a tag cloud would be a great help.

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  39. I don't have much to say as I just discovered he blog through your hint on intattters.
    But I do want to win this :)

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  41. Love your beautiful tatting! It certainly inspires me to keep practicing.

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  42. I love all your pieces and your tatting is so beautiful. Rosalie is such a pretty piece.

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  43. Awesome! I love how it looks 3-D with the pearl in the middle! Great color scheme, too. Well done :)

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  44. Beautiful!

    How do you come up with your patterns, do you have an idea in mind, draw it out, then tat it? Or is it just in your mind's eye and you do it? What is the procedure?

    What inspires you, something you see, the beautiful thread and beads you work with, or is it just holding your tatting needles?

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  45. Just Lovely! The one I received in the Christmas exchange has become part of my jewellery rotation. It always gets admired and is a great talking point. Thanks again Rachel.

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  46. Your designs are gorgeous! I am in awe of your flowing creativity.

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  47. I think that this is gorgious. I love the colors and the bead choices.

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  48. Beautiful as always. I just love your work.

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  49. I've just gone through your whole blog and everything is beautiful. Thank you for posting your patterns and sharing your creations!

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  51. It's beautiful! I like your creativity.

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  52. This motif got me to learn the interlocking rings. Finally I have mastered it. Thank you for that boost to learn something new. BTW, the pendant is very lovely :)

    sunela@yahoo.com

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