Good morning, dear readers! I hope you are enjoying all the FREE patterns I've recently posted. I am working on another, but the stitch counts are not quite working out to my satisfaction. Once I get it, I'll post another "goody" for you.
On a recent trip to Michael's, I found some wonderful filigree jewelry components. Some tatters refer to components as "doodads". There are many wonderful filigree options out there that lend themselves wonderfully to tatting enhancement. Here are a few of my finds:
These are adjustable filigree finger or toe rings. The package contained 6, (2 each in copper, silver & brass finishes) for only $2.99.
Again, for only $2.99, I found this chain of filigree links. They can easily be taken apart and you can also reuse the jumpring connectors.
These are my favorites- dimensional flower shaped "bead caps" that would be so pretty with layered tatting accents and cultured pearl centers. These were $3.99.
If you would like to try tatting on filigree components, visit your local craft store, or go to
Fire Mountain Gems and check out their selection. Also, antique stores are a great source for vintage jewelry that can be accented with tatting. Be brave and explore different options. You never know what fantastic treasure you'll create!
I am off to the Atelier. There are so many projects waiting for my attention, I scarcely know where to begin. Have a great day & until tomorrow~