Our daughter is a pirate.
In a pirate crew.
And....she is also a mermaid
They are a group of enthusiasts who enjoy pirate
historical lore and culture, fantasy and reenactments.
Mermaids, fairies, wizards, witches, gypsies and other
mythical creatures are part of the fantasy enactments.
They have sword fights, jousting tournaments, archery
competitions. They attend several events a year and
from time to time they have a vending booth which
they have asked me to supply some tatted items for
So....our daughter is my adviser as to what to make.
We have started with mermaid bracelets. I have
seen some pictures online which look like mermaid
scale bracelets and then sat down and guessed how to
Below I used size 10 Lizbeth Latte Foam and tatted
2 of the bracelet below. I think it looks like sand.
I am considering finding a way to add a shell, or
starfish, or small sand dollar to some.
Next, I had this HDT(hand dyed thread) from
Dewdrops and Daydreams(no longer around) called
Easter Egg Hunt. I don't usually use my HDT for
things like this, but our daughter really thought this
would be great for the mermaids, especially young
mermaids(kids join in too apparently). Our older
granddaughter(who participates with her dad in
medieval fests) says I need to make some with beads.
And, next it was suggested to make some cuff bracelets
and I had size 3 Lizbeth Autumn Spice, and I started
one idea and ended up with this idea, which....
you can wear upside down or right side up depending
on your mood for a different look. ;)
Well, I have more tatting for the pirates and mermaids,
and another 3-D Tatting Design project to work on,
so....I guess I will say, have a great tatting day!!! :)