December 17, 2009

Of this I am truly fond.....

Ah the joy of a bit of vintage crystal chain. Add to it the joy of Yarnplayers hand dyed thread, and you have the following-
This method of adding to the chain has the particular charm of displaying the HDT (hand dyed thread) in it's finest glory :-) [this is Yarnplayers garden afternoon, not one of my hdts]
Here is the back of the chain when finished.
And a picture of the clasp to satisfy an earlier commenter. I use a small magnetic clasp on these bracelets. It holds well and makes it easy to put on. This is the way I have devised to attach it to sections of chain. I have done some that are bracelets with a clasp attached, but it's easier to find more unique chain in sections or pieces of yardage. This chain is salvaged from a long vintage necklace so it has that vintage charm and quality that I adore.

I think I adore it enough that I shall have to keep this one and make another for the ETSY shop instead.......



11 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

That is one gorgeous bracelet! I think you should keep it for yourself!

Sunela said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love the HDT colors.

Katie said...

Beautiful!! OK, I'm waiting for one to show up in your shop. LOL! I'm thinking you might need several as these should fly out of your shop. Great job!!!

Carol Lawecki said...

Very, Very Pretty!! I can see why you want to keep this piece!!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Excellent post! Beautiful photos, gorgeous thread, lovely tatting. It all works perfectly! And - the magnetic clasp - great idea! I have these, and they make it so easy to put bracelets and necklaces on. It's a perfect finishing touch.

Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing all these ideas.

❦TattingChic said...

Your HDT is lovely...lovelier still with the vintage rhinestones! :)

Tatfully Yours said...

WOW!!!!!! Your bracelets are absolutely beautiful. I may have to save some Christmas money and buy one from your site. I'll also have to start looking for vintage rhinestones too.

Ridgetatter said...

Fabulous. What a great combination. Wow! xxx Bev

Allison said...

WOW! I just took a quick tour on your blog, haven't visited for a while, and your jewelry is simply stunning! What great ideas! I think I'll have to have my mom take a look at your Etsy for me for Christmas! Your daughters are so beautiful and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! much love!

A Happy Bluebird said...

It's amazing what beautiful colored HDT does for those vintage crystals - I love what you do to that jewelry! You definitely must keep this one.

Merriest of Christmas wishes to you and your family!

~Cindy

yarnplayer said...

This is gorgeous! I can't quite wrap my brain around how you added the crystals to the tatting (or vice-versa), but the effect is stunning!