I've found myself strangely addicted to the chain rosette. I was awake at night and came up with this plan that I really like. For some extra bling there are Swarovski crystals. I call the pattern "garden Jewel earrings". These went to etsy but I'll be ordering some more beads for a pair for myself.
Below is the set that went off in the mail today for my little sister's birthday. She will be 22 I think. Makes me feel old. I guess that Jewelry making has become addictive as well, I just can't seem to find the desire to do any other tatting at this time. The little things rattle off the shuttles quickly, that right there might be the magic ingredient.......I like to be able to finish things once in awhile. :-) I do have a new idea up my sleeve, the supplies are on the way to my house this week, so stay tuned for some more experiments! I decided to save the thread dying project for a later more sane time, so hopefully this will quench my desire to do something new and exciting. Gotta spice it up now and again. Right?