Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tatting ~ Bracelets & Earrings

I didn't write a blog post yesterday, but that doesn't mean I didn't tat. Quite the opposite. I have now become absolutely obsessed with tatting. I have this idea that I would like all the women in my family to receive something tatted for Christmas. I'd like to send them each a bracelet and a pair of earrings.

I'm having a great time coming up with simple designs. The bracelets are just a combination of split knots and Josephine chains. While this is hardly advanced tatting, I think they're cute and they're fun to make.

One of the things that I find myself devoting a lot of time to is yarn choice. I have a studio full of different yarns, many of them my own handspun. Every time I make something, I want to make five more just to see how it would look with different sorts of yarn.

The earrings on the far left may be the goofiest, but I love them because they are made from yarn I spun years ago when I was just getting into spinning. My husband came in and asked if anyone would wear earrings made from yarn besides me. I gave him the only answer I could, "I don't know, but I'm have fun making them!"


krex said...

I wear yarn jewelry but I am not exactly "normal" :) I think it's really comfortable, soft and there are yarns with such cool texture and color that I think they are as nice as any metal jewelry . Just show him all the jewelry women make using was quit trendy for awhile . You can always add a few cut crustal stones for the shine/bling factor .

Mimi Crichton Hollar said...

I wear the "fiber" bracelets you made for me all the comfy and I always get many compliments on them! I love the tatted bracelets! Can't wait to be able to start my lessons...soon as I can use my arm again! Hugs!!!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the solidarity my friends! I love wearing fiber jewelry and find it very comfortable. Most of my pieces are handmade either by me or a friend. I can't imagine loving them more if they were diamonds or made from silver and gold.

Unknown said...

I like your answer you have your hubby! LOL!
Glad you're having fun! Hello to a fellow tatter! :D
~TattingChic ♥

Heather Woollove said...

Silly husband!! :)
I think these are terrific!
(Maybe us 'fiber people' think differently about things, but I think any woman would be thrilled to receive these!)