It has been a soggy, gloomy, chilly last five days here in western Pennsylvania. I know I need to switch to making snowflakes for the upcoming holiday season but I can’t seem to get away from my delicious autumn colors. I have to get it together and get a business plan in place again. I have been accepted back into the December show I was in last year for two days instead of one. I’m going to need lots of work to show!
In the meantime, I am going to organize another Tatted Lace Give-Away since the last one was so much fun. I have posted a question on Facebook to see what people would like for the prize. I asked if you would prefer a snowflake pendant, snowflake earrings or an original Snappy Tatted beaded snowflake ornament. The question is here . For my followers that don’t have a Facebook account, you can chime in at the end of this post. Each person that votes will receive a preliminary entry in my contest which I hope to start the last week of this month and run through November.
My October newsletter is out with updates to Snappy Tatter-land and a coupon for my online Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter . If you would like to receive this newsletter, subscribe at the left. It is sent out at the beginning of the month with my plans for my shop, blog and upcoming events. This months coupon is 15% off!
My latest custom request from a ST collector is a MOD bracelet in black, with finer thread and accent beads in dark pewter. It’s on its way to Wisconsin now.
New Bitty Bow earrings in black with Sterling beads:
And as you can see I have actually updated my profile pic to the left. I took photos of myself in my newest Couture piece, Maple Gala to post on my Etsy site and decided it was about time I renewed my face on my blog, facebook and twitter.
Here is the Maple Gala. A swirl of leaves that are my original design in my favorite colors.
Each leaf is hand beaded with clear gold that is silver-lined for a spectacular shimmer that doesn’t take away from the organic design of the necklace. The necklace is finished with Sterling jewelry components and gold organdy ribbon that has a nice shimmer. Below are pics I took while creating this statement necklace.
The First is the raw lace leaves with the ends that need sewn in. The middle is my choice of two colors of gold beads, my hook to help hide ends, needles and threader, embroidery scissors and watch. I keep track of all of my time from beginning to end to make sure that I am pricing my work correctly. The last photo shows the lace with beads sewn in and ends hidden, the organdy ribbon with the ends sealed and all my little jewelry findings I have to put together to make it a necklace.
I am really pleased with this necklace and decided it needed to be part of my Couture line because it will not be replicated in the same manner again. Visit this section of my Blog to see more Couture designs. Visit here to see what’s available for sale in my Etsy shop.
Finally, yesterday I completed another autumn themed necklace. The original Snappy Tatter design is called Flirtation and is always a large tatted flower with either leaves or scrollwork on each side. The Flirtation section is to the left and shows a wide array of colors and beading that I have created. It is one of my favorite designs because of the feminine look and natural elements.
Pray for sun!