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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

a fair exchange

Someone could possibly remember those simple necklaces that I made in 2012, there's a photo in Flickr:

simple necklaces

Stitches' numbers are in the next photo:
simple necklaces' patterns

And the tutorial to tat the simple flower around the metallic ring is here:

tutorial easy flower

Well, now it happened that one of these and the "fragile and plasticky" earrings , both went to a talented friend. As an exchange, she's given me a lovely front door welcome, that is an heart decorated with flowers and strawberries (I forgot to take a photo), and a little yellow frame with tiny pots and plants made with a ceramic paste (don't ask me what it is, I have no idea!). She has learned how to tat, but she loves making many different crafts. The yellow frame is now hanging in my kitchen:


Lately I've tatted some black earrings in a very thick polyester thread, in fact another friend asked for a simple black look and I tested many different patterns, something old and some else made up, the last one is this version:

I think it would be better with colored beads, but in Italian we say "il mondo è bello perchè è vario" (I found that it is similar to "it takes all kinds to make a world"), thanks God we all have different taste.
The next is a pair of earring that I like, the center is from a pattern called "seahorse" from the book "Tatted patters" by Mary Konior. That's a lovely book, many taking tatting motifs, edging (with corners, for those who wonder), braids and little doilies. I wish I could tat everything!

I didn't follow a pattern for the outer round, but luckily I had written it down to tat the second one.
Threads are dmc moulinè 100% polyester E168 and E436, same thread used in the earrings that I showed in a previous post (medallions) and I'm wearing them in this moment.



Ciao,
Ninetta
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6 comments:

  1. Your friend 's gift is very lovely and you are so talented I have some of you lovely gifts with tiny Prefectly tatted earrings, I wish everyone could hold your tatting works. Love you new earrings too💟😄💟

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  2. Fabulous tatted jewelry! You could always tat another pair like the black ones with a bit more bling.

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  3. Thank you Carollyn and Jane <3

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  4. I love all your flower necklaces and earrings!! :)
    And your other earrings look great!!! :)

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  5. Love your jewellery
    Your black earrings are lovely perhaps with some gold beads woukd Bing them up

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  6. Thank you Sue and Margaret!

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta