Friday, August 14, 2009

Fairly Floating

The earrings I tatted, using Jon Yusoff's techniques for covering a ring (and inspired by her earrings), had to be entered in the Creative Arts area. I ran out of categories in tatting -- they didn't have one for jewelry. These were entered in Creative Arts: jewelry, mixed media. They had to be mounted on a card to be entered. My so-called cards were cardboard cut from a boxed-something-that-came-in-the-mail covered with cloth. I stitched the earrings to the fabric so they wouldn't get lost.
Both sets were made for my niece (who modeled them in my original post about entering the Fair). The purple ones (made with size 30 Cebelia and inexpensive clear glass beads) won a first place and a high blue (that is, considered for sweepstakes). Those are my own favorites, but apparently the judges thought differently.

The high school my niece is going to has black and white for their school colors (somebody is in dire need of a dictionary to look up the meaning of color, in my opinion [ooooo, maybe it's me?!]). The second pair is made with size 30 white Cebelia and tiny black glass beads with a larger black drop bead in the center. The metal rings I used had a little hole there, so I had to attach something to it! I have to tell you my first reaction was confusion, then total amazement when we saw these in a glass case at the Fair. I really did win all the marbles: a blue ribbon, high-blue, sweepstakes, judge's choice, and Best of Show! Who'd'a' thunk? With the best of show I got a recipe book and this nifty bread basket. It has a square porous ceramic stone inside a zippered bag. The stone goes in the microwave for a specified amount of time, into the zippered bag, into the basket and keeps the bread warm. Wow!-- it would be even better if I still made bread!

15 comments:

Krystle said...

Wow! You are just incredible!

Krystle said...

and where did you find the teardrop shape to tat over?

***Jon**** said...

Stopping by to say thank you for entering my giveaway. I hope the luck that you had at the fair continues in the draw.

Valerie said...

Congrats on all the winnings, Marty. You did great! Love the earrings.

Bonnie said...

Congratulaions, Marty! Both of them are Wow!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I can see why you're "fairly floating!" I can smell that bread baking now... oh, was that from the bakery down the street? All the better... no mess to clean up! Congratulations on all your ribbons!

Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Fantastic! Congratulations! Love those earrings.

Ridgetatter said...

Oh! Good for you Marty! the ear rings are lovely; and all those ribbons! Cool. I'm so happy for you!
hugs, BJ

Tattycat said...

Congratulations on all of your ribbons and prizes. You are very deserving!

Thelma said...

Congratulations Marty! You deserved those wins,,,such beautiful tatting.

Quayceetatter said...

Beautiful work and it is very rewarding receiving all the blue ribbons! Congrats.

JL said...

saw a lady carrying a bag at the fair made of denim and fair ribbons and pix of her prize winning rabbits.
j

Marty said...

Hmmmmm... I wonder if I could make a bag out of my ribbons and just decorate it with tatting (instead of rabbit pictures)

TattingChic said...

They are very nice earrings! Congratulations! Your ribbons look all very well deserved. :)
~TattingChic ♥

Isdihara said...

Congratulations on your very big wins! All those ribbons would make anyone's head spin. They are all richly deserved. Bask in the glow, baby!