Friday, August 28, 2009

Ornament Rings

This is a set of winter decorations. I'd use them on the Christmas tree, but they'd do just as well in the window or hanging from the ceiling.

Hanging from the ceiling actually sounds pretty good -- like they've been to a really wild party. on, dudes. Who's got the music?...

Wait...what was I talking about? Oh, yeah, these ornaments.

All of the white ones are made with Coats Dual Duty Button Cotton. The red and green ones are made with Lizbeth size 40 in Christmas red or Christmas green. All of the white and red ones are either directly from Jon Yusoff's Snowflakes Collection or are adaptations of those patterns to get them to fit into the silver bangles. The green ones are either directly from DMC's Tatting for Today or have been adapted to fit into the bangles. It does seem strange to be making Christmas ornaments in August (given that the temperature outside is upwards of 90 F). These are for a gift. I don't think the person who's getting these even knows this blog exists, though. Sometimes it's a good thing to labor in obscurity, right?


Steph's (tat) Stuff said...

Oooh, I like 'em! Nope, not strange at all to be making Christmas ornaments in August. I usually start in July myself.

Valerie said...

love these snowflakes, marty! i'm inspired to start tatting some... hopefully i have enough for my xmas tree by the time it arrives. LOL

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Each and every one is beautiful! I am fascinated by tatting set in rings. It seems like the perfect setting to me!

TattingChic said...

Marty, you are so funny!

...and on that note, they'd look good "swinging from the chandelier", too! ;)

~TattingChic ♥

(whatever you decide to do with them, they're beautiful!)

Fox said...

Marty, These are so pretty and your tatting is flawless!
I so want to do these ring designs and still I find them a bit intimidating!
Looking at your work, I want to have another go at it!
I love how you have photographed them in a group. Very inspiring.
: ) Fox

Anonymous said...

That is a mighty pretty collection of snowflakes. You have me sold on the idea that August is not too soon to start on Christmas decorations. Now if I just had the time...

mamatejedora said...

Hi Marty:
I am sure the person who will receive these wonderful snowflakes you've done with this beautiful art will be very, very happy.
Congratulations on your great work friend.
Irma Luna

wickedtats said...

these are lovely!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

I love your tatted snowflakes. Very pretty!!....YUp I am sitting here checking your tatting and stuff out. I love your dyed up threads too. I need to think about doing that myself too.