Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Another suncatcher(this one made today) :)

This suncatcher is made with a pink plastic bracelet my mother-in-law found, and Lizbeth size 40 Rainbow Taffy and more kids beads in pink, purple, blue and yellow. And I really wanted this one to stand out so I added chains to the outside of the bracelet. They are the same as the ones in the pattern except they are 10p3p3p10 instead of the 5p3p3p5 in the pattern. I figured they would need to be larger . I think it turned out perfect for a little girl. The scan doesn't really show how pretty it is, but it's the best I can do. :)
This is Sue Hanson's Val's Suncatcher:  http://freespace.virgin.net/bo.hanson/Tatting/CrystalRing/CrystalsRing.html

Next, I love Mary's Butterfly so much and was inspired to try and make a flower, and I wanted to use 2 different colored threads. It works!!! :)
The first one was actually the last when I ran out of thread when emptying shuttles(got 5 emptied), and the next 2 were the whole flowers, and the last is Mary's butterfly done in size 10-not quite as pretty in the larger size, but my daughter wants it sewn on a pair of her shorts for the summer. :)

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

That suncatcher is so cute! That bright thread is perfect. Now I want some. Love the flowers and butterfly. I just came across that pattern the other day and was wondering if it was hard to do.

Mary said...

Beautiful work.
I love the suncatcher and the colours.
Lovely flowers to.

God's Kid said...

Actually Stephanie, the butterfly is pretty easy to do! I love the layers effect and it only takes one shuttle when using one color. I am going to try it with 2 threads(hopefully soon) since it works out for the flowers. :)

BSOTF said...

His Kid,
The suncatcher is very lovely colors & wonderfully done. The butterfly & flowers, even the one you ran out of thread are great to see. Thankyou for sharing with all.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

The suncatcher is gorgeous. Very Easter-y!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Adding the chains to the pink 'bangle' was a great idea! (You might have to start up production once this gets seen by the friends!) This is so colorful, and I'm impressed how you seem to work out just the right amount of tatting to fit the circles perfectly. Also, I love how the variegated thread shows its colors on cabone rings.

Your prior post indicated something about 'slow motion', but I'm seeing a LOT of tatting going on here! I also love Mary's butterfly and hope to tat more of them. Your flowers look great!

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

If that sun catcher looks even better in person, it must be gorgeous. I love that you've found a great use for a source of beads that are often cheap and plentiful. In cleaning out the craft room last summer, I packed up a large supply of those left over from the girls "beading" days and donated them to a day treatment clinic. This project might inspire a few girls to learn to tat. Are you ready for that?

Love your flowers, too.

Patrycja said...

Lovely :)