Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gift Ornament Two

Size 80 DMC green variegated tatting cotton and red seed beads -- very traditionally Christmas. This one started with the large rings at the top of the middle band. It looked too big so I added the row of small rings and chains at the top. The bottom band is more compact than the top one. After I got the wild idea to "celtic twist" the chains leading to the clover, I wished I'd done the same on the larger middle band. I made a second one doing just that, but the thread I used is an unfortunate greeny-yellow color and not nearly so attractive. That one didn't make the cut for mailing -- it's hanging on our Christmas tree.
I don't have a written pattern for this one, because every time I make it I change something. I like it, though, so need to get it at least diagrammed.

8 comments:

TattingChic said...

Marty...Marty...Marty!!! You are too amzingly talented! These are absolutely beautiful! :) More winners!!!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Um ...Yes please! This is phenomonal!

Bonnie said...

It's very beautiful, really it is.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

It's beautiful! And I love the greeny-yellow color... it makes the red pop!

Carol Lawecki said...

Very Nice Marty!! I like the varigated green with the red beads on the white ornament!

Iris Niebach said...

Those balls are really a pleasure for the eyes!
Iris

Msquared said...

Marty,
For not wanting to work with glass You certainly outdo anything I have done with satin ball ornaments! These are Fantastic!
I love this green one it really is festive!

battatter said...

oooh, I love this one, it looks like little Celtic Christmas trees on it!
very NICE!!
Carol aka battatter