Friday, August 13, 2010
I had so much fun making the other necklaces, I decided to make another one. This time, I used a non-metallic thread. I had picked up some cute glass leaves that I wanted to hang from the necklace. Doing it in white was tempting, but I decided that white thread for a necklace was just asking for trouble. Ecru ended up being the color I used and once again I used the necklace pattern in Lyn Morton's book, "Tatting Patterns." The pattern has now become so familiar to me that it tatted up quickly. Instead of attaching the flower motif at the bottom by a single picot, I attached it to two picots. The glass leaves hang very nicely from it and make a cool tinkling sound as well. For the closure, I skipped the traditional jewelry clasps I used on the gold necklaces and used one of the leaves and a chained loop.
This necklace ended up looking very pretty and I just couldn't help but try it on myself. Despite my love for it, I knew I needed to list it in my Etsy shop. I should probably move on to another pattern soon.