Friday, September 21, 2012

Fairy Queen Accent, Part Two

Good morning!
Hope you are all doing great.  I have the next step in the accent tatting for the Fairy Queen pendant ready:
This round requires 36 seed beads strung on the silk and 12 Swarovski 3mm light grey pearls kept to the side.  Run the needle through any - of the foundation (as shown above),  pick up one pearl with the needle, slide onto thread and tat CH 5 - with 3 seed beads 5 CL.  When you close, snug-up the pearl.  Watch your closing as the silk will sometimes want to twist with the weight of the pearl.  Run needle though the next picot and continue around the foundation.  Tie & cut, hide your ends at the back of the pendant.
This round is one that can either be smoothed close to the foundation or left up a bit to provide a dimensional effect.  If you wish, you can go back and tat another round in between the two accent/support rounds I've posted.  I've toyed with the idea of adding a chain round with small picots to give it a bit of fluff, but have not decided if I really want to do it.  I'm going to be adding more beading to the center this weekend and begin work on the outer rounds of the pendant.
This is my errand day and my list is so long.  I've got to do a grocery store run, swing by Office Depot, stop by a couple of anitque stores, visit Brenda at the Chartreuse Pear and shop for some new dress slacks for Jim.  I'm tired just thinking about it!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and I'll have lots of tatting eye candy for you next week.  Until then~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Lovely pendant, it's going to be brilliant when you have finished it.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  2. It's absolutely fascinating to watch this grow, and very kind of you to share the instructions! I still don't know how you come up with your amazing concepts. Each round could stand alone, and yet you have the vision to keep adding more!

    I've mentioned in my blog that you inspired me to learn how to do the interlocking rings, and that Karen Cabrera showed me it was possible to shuttle tat them. I believe you are the first tatter to utilize them in such imaginative and attractive patterns, building on them with interwoven chains, and utilizing beads beautifully. It's also amazing how you enhance jewelry with tatting, making the original piece even more beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Kathy! Never be afraid to experiment and play with tatting- it can be used to enhance so many things. And, if you're like me, lace always makes a gal happy!!!