Sunday, September 9, 2012

Duded Doodads

Certainly not a pair!  I thought to do something asymmetrical with my Doodads from Diane.  My first thought didn't work out so well.  It's lots of little picot-flowers in metallic thread that I had intended to turn into earrings -- so they looked like flowers growing up one side of the earring.  Well, I couldn't keep track of what I was doing (too many picots! -- because the flowers are a bunch of picots on a ring on top of picots on a chain).  When I was done it just looked like a jumble of thread.   Besides that, no way could I make two look alike.

I made a pendant with the other one, but it looks a little skimpy.  It's the motif I was working on in this post, without it's final round -- there wasn't enough thread on my shuttles for that.  I did add the one ring to use to attach it to a jump ring and a chain.

On top of everything else -- I can't get blogger to add the other picture.  I've tried about six (okay so it was really 14 -- who wants to admit to being that dimly persistent?) times and all that shows up is a little square.  If I look close I think it's giving me a raspberrrrrrry!  I'll try adding it again later.  Maybe I can fool it into thinking I'm somebody else.  I think it's mad at me.  

It likes me again!  You'd think I sent it a present or something...

P.S.  A couple of people have asked about the pattern for the swirled, warped, twisted (whatever) square on the second motif.  I don't have a pattern, but I do have a diagram -- however, right now it only has pencil notes on direction and stitch counts.  Since someone is interested if you'll give me a few days, I'll post the pattern -- with and without the third round. -- I've put it away somewhere safe, so I'm still looking.


Miranda said...

I think they are both gorgeous! The top one could be turned into a pendant as well by adding a jump ring to the doodad.

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

Love the pendant! Would adding beads enhance the look, or would they detract from the beautiful doodad?

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

The thread you chose is perfect for that doodad! I really like what you've done with them. I agree with Miranda...turn the top one into a pendant. As for the bottom one... that swirling motion of the motif is mesmerizing... I LOVE it!

Margarets designer cards said...

I can see what you mean with the first one but it does look nice with flowers around.
The second looks delightful I like the colours you have used
I don't think blogger likes me in Greece the connection is bad and 9 times out of ten I go to press publish and it disappears into space, leaving me to re write the comment hence not a lot of comments.

Fox said...

I really like that first one a lot! Reminds me of one of the Snowflakes in the Bjorn book that is so popular, the one with all the puffy picots.
Fox : )

Ladytats said...

you wouldn't want to match the first earring, you would want a mirror image he he.
The thread looks really good with that doodad.
as for blogger, i have had the same issue once or twice (or more) i saved the post to drafts, then when I opened the draft, uploaded the picture again and then it would load into my post. Don't know why, but that worked for me, and once I figured it out, that lessened the frustration and number of tries.

God's Kid said...

I really like the flower one!!! :)
And the pendant is nice too! :)

tatterjil said...

Love your title! And I'm impressed by the asymmetrical idea. The second one is beautiful.