The Introduction of Mystique!

I am so excited to introduce one of my latest Snappy Couture pieces-


The glamor and glitz that I love truly came into form with this incredibly embellished shuttle-tatted necklace of Sterling and crystals.

This formal necklace began with an original Snappy Tatter pattern called Chardonnay. As I worked, I added additional rings and an interior row of chains creating a short stand up collar. This design became incredibly labor intensive design because of the hundreds of wee black glass seeds that were tatted into every ring, chain and connection. Black Crystals from the Czech Republic are hand sewn through each ring with sparkling silver-lined glass beads between. A single Sterling round dangles from the center chain. Sterling links are tatted into the apex of each point for long strands of  silver and crystal to dangle from. I try to work for durability and a very professional appeal as much as possible. I truly enjoy what I do and will frequently rework a design or completely start over till it works for me.

After Mystique was tatted, and completely beaded, I designed the long drops. The sparkling chains are jumprings and eyepins with silver capped cathedral crystals, Sterling Silver rounds and ovals and Onyx teardrops at the very end. Mystique and its matching earrings are part of the Snappy Couture line, one-of-a -kind formal designs and wearable Fiber Art, that can be found in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter.

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