Saturday, July 30, 2016

2016 25 Motif Challenge # 5

I have wanted to tat this bracelet since I first saw 
it, and I didn't do it justice so I will have to try 
again another time, maybe using size 40 instead 
of size 20 thread.
This is Corina Meyfeldt's pattern. Link here: 
 I tatted in size 20 Lizbeth Sky Blue Dk. with these 
fabulous beads I found at Hobby Lobby from inBloom 
by Bead Design, and Czech Glass Beads 11/0 seed 
beads Crystal. I purposely left the focal beads out 
of the centers of the end motifs so that I could wear 
it and sit my wrist on a table without the pain of 
beads under my wrist.
 I had also tried to add the seed beads around the 
focal bead, but that distorted the tatting and didn't 
work well for me.  I also believe smaller picots on 
the points and outer joins would help a lot!!!!
We are having a house full today for what was 
supposed to be a grill out, but it's raining so, it will 
be just a food and fellowship day!!  :)
Happy tatting and have a wonderful weekend!!! :)


Madtatter80 said...

Wow there are no limits to what you can do this is beautiful and gorgeous to see!

Michelle said...

Oh wow! It's amazing!

God's Kid said...

Thank you both!!! And I thank all the wonderful designers who graciously share their beautiful patterns and designs with us all!! :)

Bernice said...

That is such a lovely shade of blue, Corina M has many wonderful patterns on her site. Earrings next?

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Your bracelet is gorgeous!

Corina said...

beautiful bracelet!

Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous bracelet, I love the pattern it's on my list too, love the colour
Well done

JB said...

Beautiful bracelet! You did a great job. How did you add the center bead?

Eliz Davis aka Tatknot said...

It turned out well! I like the idea of omitting the beads from the two outer motifs for the sake of comfort, too.

muskaan said...

It looks very pretty ! And very practical to avoid beads at base of wrist :-)

Jane McLellan said...

Your bracelet is splendid! Lovely colour blue too.

God's Kid said...

Thank you all so very, very much!!! :)
Bernice, no earrings, I don't wear earrings, but I was thinking while tatting the single motifs that they would make great earrings for someone. :)
JB, I leave a very long "tail" at the beginning of the motif, then I tat the first 4 large and small rings. Next, I take the tail folded in half and draw the loop through the bead and then between the 4th large and small rings and pull through the back and put the shuttle through that loop and then pull the end of the "tail" of that thread back down to kind of secure it. Then I finish tatting the motif and tie the 2 ends together for more security of the bead. It's a bit tough to get the rings as nice and close with the bead in the way, but as you see, it can be done. I think Corina might have sewn hers in after completing the motif, but I am not sure so I just tried this and it worked. :) Hope that all makes sense and that it helps!!! :)