Wednesday, January 15, 2014

First of the Year

Marilee Rockley (Yarnplayer) has a new tatted jewelry book finished. (Hooray, hooray!) It's available as an e-book and in print. I couldn't wait for the printed version. These "Time & Again" earrings are the first things I've finished from the book. Of course, they're more interesting in the book -- Marilee designed them in two colors. I couldn't resist the silver and clear beads though. The way the large beads are put into the center of the ring is the easiest, cleverest way I've ever used. 

These are made with Oren Bayan silver thread, clear size 11 seed beads and two sizes of faceted glass beads.  The earwires are nylon instead of wire. I think the clear hooks look good with the silver. I can actually see covering these with lots more beads -- but it would change the delicate look.  These already have beads on the joining picots that weren't in the design -- really I'm almost as bad as Fox when it comes to beads!

7 comments:

Margarets designer cards said...

They are beautiful, The book is on my wish list but I will wait for the hard back copy. If all the patterns are as lovely as these earrings we are all in for a treat.
Margaret

Joanna König said...

Boah! Die sind so süß!!!

Madtatter80 said...

so elegant I am getting the book in (hard copy) so I got's to wait these are wonderful, love your posts
have a great day
from
Carollyn

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I love seeing different interpretations of a pattern. Your earrings look great!

Fox said...

Ha! These are so pretty and perfectly tatted.

I am tempted to order the newest book but I balk at tatting small jewellery items - too fiddly for me. I have her last book and have only tatted one thing from it, but you have encouraged me... Oh, no...
Fox : ))

Marty said...

Not all the items are small. Oh, don't tell me you don't do fiddly! I've been following your blog!

Marilee Rockley said...

Gorgeous job on these! I'd love to see your "more beads" variation, too!