Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tatted Trio Bracelet

Well hi! I haven't blogged in a few days because I didn't want to bore you to death with day after day of tatting.

Of course here I am with another tatting picture, but remember, you had a few days off! :D

The reason I'm showing off this Tatted Trio Bracelet is because I'm actually selling this one at Wind Rose. It's my first tatted item for sale, so I'm excited.

You can see that it has three chains that are attached so it wears like a set of bangles. The rings and spirals are spaced out just right so they compliment and not overlap. This bracelet is perfect for a 7 t0 7.5 inch wrist. I know that's a little large for some. As time goes by, I want to make more for the shop in different colors and sizes. Right now the bulk of my production is focused on holiday gift giving.

I've also been playing around with more tatted shapes. I've gotten into the habit of trying out patterns with bigger yarn. It gives me a practice run before making it up in thread. I've also found that if I like it in the big yarn, I know it will look even more cute in small thread. If I'm not wild about it in the larger size, the same holds true for the smaller size.

So basically, making a large prototype is not only practice, but it saves me some time and effort. I get frustrated if I spend time tatting a tiny shape only to find that I don't really like the finished product.

This dragonfly is a case in point. He's kind of cute, but I'm not wild about the pattern. I think he needs antennae or something. He seems bald to me. I don't think I'm going to bother with making small ones although I'll probably use this guy as an ornament for the Christmas tree. I think that's what will become of all my larger shapes. It's a tatted Christmas here at Wind Rose Fiber Studio!


WonderWhyGal said...

I haven't commented in awhile but all of your tatting is amazing! I've just read through the last few posts and you are coming right along with this new skill.


Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

Zzz said...

The bracelet is beautiful :)

Gina said...

Dragonflies don't have antennae but they're wings are longer. I know a lot of the patterns only have the one ring like this but it really should be wider. Maybe that's why it seems' "bald". LOL! There are several free tatted dragonfly patterns online so if you're really wanting a dragonly, just try googling for more patterns. The bracelet turned out very nice!

Jenn said...

Thanks Gina, We have a pool in our backyard that attracts lots of dragonflies. I'm going to have to take a closer look the next time one is hovering around!

I would like to check out some other patterns. I like dragonflies and the bald head issue isn't the only thing I'm not sure about with this pattern. I think there must be a better one out there.