August 11, 2010

Do we love it?

I've been in an odd mood lately. That's probably what explains a week of absence here. Other parts of life explode and it takes me awhile to get back on my feet emotionally. We are in for some major change around here..... it's good but will be a difficult transition. Can't say more than that as it's a sensitive situation. But it's been stressing me out. And that puts a wrinkle in my creative flow. I had several failed design attempts this week, so I let myself take it easy and just fiddle with some Romanian point lace. That led to this earring that you see above. It's a combo of tatting and needle lace I guess. I figured out how to do a sort of pearl tatting around the ring to get stitches on the inside and outside of the ring. I hadn't seen that anywhere before so it took a little bit of figuring, I can post a tutorial if anyone else is interested. Really I wanted to do it so I would have something to anchor the needle stitches in the center, and the caps of the double stitches fit that bill perfectly.


Anyway, I need opinions on whether or not we like this earring (or if I should make another one)

I think it perhaps needs a little more embellishment, and as I am now writing this, I think I have an idea that might do quite well.


9 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

A Swarovski crystal would make it sparkle, and if you don't feel like making another, it could be a pendant. Beautiful work!

deanna7trees said...

I did some tatting on the same type of hoops and made them as pendants. Yours is lovely and would make a nice pendant or earring.

Jane S. said...

Yes, we DO like it! I love Romanian Point Lace and other needle laces, but I sure never thought about combining them with tatting. A tutorial would be great!

Fox said...

I do like the shape of this a lot and - dare I suggest - you add a single glitter - a bead or sequin or crystal on the thread somewhere off-centre?

Even without the bling factor, this would be great as the other half of a set of earrings.
Fox : )

Paige Marie said...

I quite like this earring, but I would love it more as a statement necklace. I think it would be a little more stunning with some sort of embellishment. Maybe tiny beads of the same color to add just a touch of sparkle?

Eliz (tatknot) said...

I really like this. It looks so different. I can see why you might want to add a little bling, though, and I look forward to seeing how your idea plays out. I think its a keeper.

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

I think you should look at making some tatted versions of these: http://cs.beadandbutton.com/bnbcs/forums/t/6243.aspx

Krystle said...

Oh goodness Crazy Mom....you have high expectations of me lol! I suppose the same idea would work, instead of anchoring the thread to the coiled wire you could use the stitch caps. Interesting.

tatterjil said...

We love it! I think it looks beautiful. It manages to be both starkly abstract and feminine. I wouldn't add any bling, but that's just me. I think 'simple' is a complimentary word, and my sister is in despair over my lack of embellishment in my outfits. Blinged up or not, this is a great earring or pendant.