Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Embellished Magnifying Glass Necklace

Shabby Vintage
Good afternoon, dear readers!
Here is the little bejeweled 1928 magnifying glass necklace with a small bit of tatted embellishment:
More could be added, but my point was to simply show you how to turn a vintage find into a tatted treasure.
Remember the missing stone?
I have no idea whether the stone was blue or pink, but I dug through my beads, pearls and Swarovskis.  The accent I chose is a 6mm rosaline colored Swarovski pearl.  I began by securing the new addition firmly to the magnifying glass, then preceded to complete tatting around the handle.  The thread I used is Purely Silk in "Strawberry Pink".
One of my favorite things is to comb the flea markets, antique/junque shops for hidden treasures.  This necklace cost all of $2.00.  I think it will make a nice stocking stuffer or little gift for someone, don't you?  Go visit your local treasure shops or sift through your own goody boxes and find something to enhance with tatting.  Treasures are everywhere just waiting to be discovered!
Rosie Fey is spinning at the door.  It is past time for her afternoon romp/walk.  Have a great day and find something special to add your tatting to.  Until tomorrow~
Happy Tatting!


  1. That is beautiful! You really have a talent for putting things together to make something great.

  2. Love the top photo.
    Fox : )

  3. You are my inspiration! I have started embellishing thrift store finds and vintage pins with tatting and beads. It's so much fun! I now have a nice stash of pins & am becoming well stocked with beads. What I need is time! My more than full time job and grad school are eating up my tatting time! Maybe life will slow down a bit come summer.

  4. I love what you have done with this, inspiration just flows from you.