Wednesday, November 3, 2010

25 Motif Challenge Numbers 12 and 13

Halfway through my ornament challenge...any the year is almost up. Ah, well, I may not make it -- fortunately there is no penalty. :)

These two are adaptations of Mary Konior's Spinning Wheel Glass Mat. One ornament is 2.5 inches and the other is about 1.75 inches in diameter. Both are made with white perle cotton and lots of little green glass beads. Just to be different, I pinned them to the ornament with sequins under the pins. I'm still deciding if I like that or not. I do think the pattern looks really good wrapped around an ornament. I might have to make more.

17 comments:

Karen said...

Very, very nice. Karen in OR

Miranda said...

I'm so impressed with your skill at taking a flat motif and making it 3D. I know how to make a motif "cup" by just leaving out a repeat, but to have them always come out with the perfect curve to cover a ball is really amazing.

Marty said...

Miranda, you'd be amazed at how well you can get something to fit with a little stretching or scrunching and a nicely placed pin!

TypsTatting said...

I really like that idea and the beads finish it off nicely!

Isdihara said...

Brilliant! I love how Spinning Whel Glass Mats look on satin ball ornaments.

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

Really gorgeous, Marty! Good job!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea, beautiful.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Marty, I love what you've done with my favorite design!

Margarets designer cards said...

They look beautiful and its a lovely pattern Margaret

Fox said...

I had the same thought as Miranda.

I have never tatted one of these but this makes me want to try it. It looks grand and the pinning appeals, as I am not sure about the fit of the other method...

Fox ; )

Lily said...

Wow, that's impressive!!

Ah, my foe - the Spinning Wheel Glass Mat... no matter how hard I try, I just can't seem to get that pattern right... ARG!!

You've inspired me to try again

Happy Bluebird said...

Your ornaments look beautiful! I think it will take me forever to get an ornament the way I think it should look.

shannon_in_love said...

stunning, i was going through my blog roll and BAM my mouth hit the floor. you did a great job.

tatting-marie said...

Marty, your Christmas balls with tatting are just beautiful! You come up with such unique ideas for them. Thanks for sharing.

Ridgewoman said...

Really, that is lovely; and, so creative. MK would be proud of you! xxx bev

God's Kid said...

Those look awesome! :)
They should really bring some elegance to any Christmas tree!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

These look excellent, and the beads and sequins are perfect embellishments.