Sunday, March 21, 2010

Time For My First Giveaway

I have been going through my tatting and found one of the first pair of earrings I'd made in metal, I realized they needed to be adopted by a tatter with a good home. They are tatted in silver wire with a copper core and have a swarovski crystal teardrop tatted into the design.
If you have a good home to offer them and can name the designer of the pattern, leave your name and the designer's name as a comment on my blog before 12 midnight est, April 4th, 2010.
Good luck!!! (Hint: The original design did not use the teardrop)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

News, News and More News

Its been an exciting week so far, I've been nominated by the Mississippi Arts Commission to participate in Southern, a national resource which promotes southern artists. It's a big honor because to be listed you have to be juried and nominated by the state Arts Commission. They will have photos as well as a mini bio and artist resume' on the site.

I've also been e-mailed a copy of the ad for the up coming trunk show and all I can think to say is WOW! I can't believe it's really happening.

Stay tuned for a give away of one of my pieces. I hope to post it later this week.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Preparing For Easter motif #9

With my trunk show coming up, I'm trying to tat a few things that are appropriate for the season. I realized very quickly that there is no way to make a shamrock out of silver and make it look green, so I began preparing for the Easter season. I already had several Cross pendants made so I figured what I was missing was Cross earrings. So, with the help of "Mini-Tats" by Patti Duff, I have tatted some cool Cross earrings in silver. I know they look good because my wife felt compelled to test out a pair on Sunday for Church. They received a lot of great comments and I managed with some difficulty to get them back from my wife so I could take pictures. I don't know if Patti Duff is on the web but I'd like to tell her how great her book has been as a resource for small motifs for Silver earrings.