Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ring Flake

See, ecru isn't nearly so interesting. Of course, this is a little busy looking, but seen "live" it's really very nice -- not too busy at all (I think it's the shadows in the picture). This is "Midnight Escape" (DMC size 80 ) thread and an (as yet) unnamed snowflake pattern around a covered ring. Once it was done, I decided to practice that covered ring thing some more, so I fastened it to a covered silver bangle. That worked -- so it had to have a hanger. The only problem is that's it's slightly too big for the bangle. I'm going to solve that by drying it over one of my niece's little rubber balls. Right now, it bows out from the bangle anyway, so I'm going to encourage that. I'm going to make more, with a change in stitch counts to see if I can get it to stretch side-to-side without the bow.

5 comments:

Ridgetatter said...

I think the colors are neat! I haven't tried using one of my bangles yet..I did do a snowflake once with white and OB metallic thread for a cousin. But I didn't encapsulate the ring...
This is really pretty, Marty.
hugs, Bev

TattingChic said...

I've noticed that you are so good at revising things! I remember when you did a few different varieties of that "tat-along" doily we did on eTatters at Ning.

I'm sure you'll have no problem making it fit. Pretty design! I need to practise that "tatting over the ring thing", too! :)

Valerie said...

i think the colours are fine. they make an interesting suncatcher.

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Did you dye this thread? Very pretty!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Marty, Do you have the pattern for your butterfly? I love butterflies. Also...you are one lucky girl to have a sister that does all of that dying. Love all of your threads.