Good morning, dear readers!
Since the design I was working on gave me such fits, I have decided to put it aside for a while. The top drilled teardrop pearls are heavy and are causing the tatting to twist and contort in ways I do not like. I need to rethink this design and tweak the foundation. For the time being, it will reside in the "box of ideas", which is a lovely decoupaged box that I toss design ideas that don't quite work until I feel a solution is at hand.
BUT- my mojo has returned a little bit! I am working on a pendant design based on the Winter Blossom foundation with rice pearls. This is where it is at this morning:
I'm calling this Spring Blossom. The cute little blue button will be added to the center with a rice pearl accent after I tat the last rounds.
This is how it started:
Very simple, but when working with cultured pearls, you must remember that they are heavy and require support.
This is the first round:
As you can see, I made a point to tat closely to the rice pearls for support.
I hope to get this pendant finished today and begin another project that has been floating around in my head for a few days. Rosie Fey is giving me her pitiful puppy look, wanting to go for her walk. Guess I'd better take care of her then get back to it. Have a great day & until tomorrow~