Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Blossom In Progress

Pearls & Lace
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~
Happy Tatting!


  1. Hope she enjoyed her walk, It's looking good so far and nice element using the rice pearls.

  2. This piece is absolutely beautiful! Love the rice pearls.