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.


Fox said...

Hi Allan,
Thanks for the visit and the lovely comments!

I have seen your site and was commiserating silently about your sore fingers due to the metal tatting, a few posts back. Intriguing!

These earrings are lovely! I'd love to see them 'in real life' as I cannot truly imagine the tatting in silver!
Fox : )

Linda S Davies said...

Very effective, indeed!

Art by JoyMac said...

Hello Allan,
Your tatting is a joy to behold and the siver wire work is fantastic.....I have just come across your blog so give you many thanks for sharing

Joy (in Australia)

Monique said...

I love the tatting with silver. I may have to try this one of these days. Are you needle tatting? (I can't imagine shuttle would work very well for metal tatting.)

And, hi from a local tatter! I'm in Pearl, MS. :)

Monique said...

Hi from a local tatter. I'm Moni in Pearl, MS.

Gorgeous work with all of your tatting. The silver is amazing! I'm guessing you're doing that with a needle as I can't imagine shuttle tatting would work well with something as unforgiving as metal. :)