Sunday, November 9, 2014

Tattings versatility

This what I like in tatting. This versatility. If one dares, of course. And this is what I always try to tell to anyone asking for hints: dare to be original, change a colour, do different combinations. Alter a bit. You will may not change to too much to be entitled to tell: "This is my pattern", but this little piece will have your signature. And will make you proud.
I revisited this pattern, from the stud earrings:
And I tried some finishing ideas.
 
If is absolutelly the same pattern, the same elements used. Except the 6 agat beads (2 mm), added to the inner element (sewed in). 
Also same one. This time I sewed the coral beads and the Toho 15.0 rocailles. And yes, you must sew the inner beads, there no way you can properly work the rings and add the beads as they are added.

By far, may favourite is this one:
Same basic pattern. Changed from 4 beads to 3 beads in between rings. This does not make it a new pattern. I added the outer chains, like for the beaded flower here:
Combining the 2 together, this may be an original? Nope. You can still point to to the originals. So again, no new pattern. But I got out from the boredom of working over and over the same thing. 
The pattern for this one? hard to give it to you. With my Penny 30 and my 11 Toho beads: 7 lj, 6, lj, 7, lj, 7 lj... and so on. Lock join between the beads as you see in the image. 

Just have fun if you dare ;) Just dare!
Happy tatting. 

12 comments:

  1. The black and red one is amazing. I take your point about variation. Varying colours and beads can make a big difference without the pattern being different.

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    1. Thank you, Jane. It makea actually fun to push a pattern to the limits. And what it is better to do it than colours and beads?

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  2. The black and red are brilliant, lovely variation to your lovely pattern
    Margaret

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    1. Thank you. I like them too... sort of... dramatic! Black and red never fails.

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  3. All of your earrings are so wonderful!!! :) I love the differences and similarities!! :)

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  4. J'adore les rouges, le peps <3 <3 <3

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  5. Dear Corina, do you teach? Your blog posts always sound as if you are talking to your students. I would not mind having a holiday in Ibiza, following tatting classes in a warm mediterranian (how do you spell this?) breeze! Hmmm!

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    1. Hi Tally Tatty. Guess old habits die hard. I am French teacher, so I suppose the attitude transfer if done. Of course I can teach all I know, but this would be in Tenerife. Even better as Ibiza. I will make fun for sure.

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  6. Oh my geography! Wrong country and wrong ocean!
    Do they still sell these lovely tablecloths decorated with Tenerife lace? My mum bought one like that à long time ago

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    1. They do, still. It is a beautiful traditional craft.

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  7. Absolutely love the black and red. Simple but striking. How do you integrate the three beads in between the rings?

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  8. Thank you, Claire. If you follow the link for the earrings, youwill see. The are actually integrated in the lace, when I work the first round.

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