Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dreaming of Christmas?

The other day my sister discovered her Christmas jingle-bell necklace had ...um... mysteriously disintegrated. She had all the bells, but nothing else. Ooooo, golden opportunity! I had been wanting to make Yarnplayer's "Dream" necklace and earring set, but didn't have any drop beads, and couldn't decide on colors, or threads or anything else. For Christmas, it was easy -- my sister's favorite color is green and the bells were red and gold. I had to use size 30 DMC Cébélia thread instead of size 20 (because I don't own anything larger than 30). The bells look somewhat oversized for the thread, but it's lots prettier than the string on which they used to hang! The cord gave me some fits because I have a great deal of trouble counting clear to five -- or remembering if I'm on first half of ds or second half of ds. Still, it works, and she likes it. :) I just wish the photograph did it justice. I have to be braggy and say my tatting is better than my picture taking.

Oh -- for anyone that wanted to see my sister's dragon on Anemone Blanda, this is the picture that turned out best. I made her put a bunch of different dragons on it then choose the one she liked. This one represents her two daughters.

7 comments:

Pamela said...

Love the twin dragons, the lace suits them to a T, butter wouldn't melt in their mouths!

The necklace set is fab, def one to try.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I think the necklace looks very cheerful! I sometimes have trouble counting to 5 also! I really don't know why. The doily is beautiful!

Carol Lawecki said...

I like how you made the necklace with jingle bells. Also the doily is fantastic. It does look nice with the dragons!

TattingChic said...

What a great way to refurbish the jinglebell necklace. The dragons look nice on their new doily.

Tattycat said...

So, I'm not the only one who can't always count to five or remember what half of the stitch I'm on! I'm redeemed! The necklace and earrings are beautiful. I'm sure she loves them. The dragon looks so cute on the doily.

Linda S Davies said...

Great achievement, Marty! Recycling at it's best! LOL
I think the dragon on the right is saying "Who, ME?"

Elizabeth said...

I love that pattern of Yarnplayer's, and it looks wonderful in this color combo!