Tuesday, September 20, 2011
My latest adventure came about when I picked up some leather lacing at a really great price. I thought it would be fun to join the tatting to the leather to give a burst of color to the necklace.
Then I reached into my stash for this beautiful piece of shell that goes from a whitish sea green to black. To bring out more of the green, I added some green frosted glass beads.
The result is a very bold piece. Tatted lace, glass beads, leather, and shell. The toughest part about making it was the weight of the shell pulling on the thread. I was determined to join the tatting to the shell rather than using a metal ring or bail to attach the shell to the necklace.
Not sure what my next tatting adventure will be. What fun mixtures of materials have you worked with lately?