NEW J Kohr Couture cuff…The Queen’s Lace is glamorous luxury jewelry. This elegant cuff is hand beaded with matching Czech glass seed beads, Swarovski Crystal Pearls, Swarovski clear crystals, and Celestial multi-faceted clear crystals. The center pattern is my Infinitybracelet. I added two more rounds of shuttle-tatting to create an ornate design. The seed beads were added as I tatted. A time consuming process of drawing up a bead one at a time between knots. The highest quality crystals and glass pearls were hand sewn securely into the lace after the cuff was created.
I often think of what the design reminds me of while I am creating new lace designs. This cuff is so elegant I could only think it was fit for royalty…thus the name, The Queen’s Lace. This would be perfect for a formal affair. The silver color is easily coordinated with any outfit. I think it would be magnificent for a bride. I do a lot of work for brides each year and they often want matching tatting for their bridesmaids. The base pattern, Infinity, could be a simpler matching option that is perfect for the bridesmaids. I am always happy to collaborate with anyone who is interested in custom work. Just ask! As with all J Kohr Couture designs, this one is one-of-a-kind. The pattern may be recreated but the style of beading is exclusively Couture.
I am in love with this design. A true labor of love, it was well worth the time to create something so elegant and shimmery. Let me know what you think in a comment below. Any questions? visit the link under the main photo for all the information on this cuff.
On another note, I am having a Spring Sale of 20% off select items in my Etsy shop right now. Visit my sale section to find everything from pendants, fiber art, earrings, bracelets and ornaments that have been marked down. Come visit my shop. Mother’s Day is coming and handmade shuttle-tatting makes a perfect and unique gift that is sure to make your Mom feel special!
We are in the process of moving back east, closer to where I am from. I grew up in northern PA and lived in Pittsburgh for most of my adult life. We found this adorable Cape Cod in WV and will be moving in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, my Etsy shop is in Vacation Mode as most of my tatting and jewelry supplies are packed. Although I am unable to create new work, the work that is available in this shop is already made and can be shipped promptly. Up until a week before we move, I will be able to sell and ship from here.
I also have new work listed for sale. You can find them in the categories on the left side of my page where you can shop. Here are photos of what is new: Flash earrings, Daisy Chain Bracelet, Decadence Cuff, Double Halo Bracelet, Flair Cuff, Shell Pendant, Innocence Choker, Tendril Necklace, Frilly Flourish two-tone Pendant
Feel free to shop to your heart’s delight here in Snappy Tatter-land! I will keep you posted when I move and my Etsy shop is up and running again. In the meantime…packing, packing, packing. Ugh!!!
Mandala number 30 is vibrant in shades of red, pinks, purple and yellow. If you don’t like to color or don’t have time, you can buy my already colored Mandalas by visiting my online PIXELSshop! I also have Photography and original paintings and drawings available for sale. I love how this Mandala has so much flexibility in how it can be colored. The black and white line drawing will be for sale on my Etsy site as well, if you would like to color it the way you prefer.
New additions to my collections have been added today. Summer Gala II, shown above, is a stunning work of fiber art that I will talk about later. And lately I have been creating roses so I turned the one below into a simple pendant with a leaf and wooden disc accent. I also decided to tat and sew a chain of leaves to create the stunning Aspen Leaf Cuff that follows.
I shall return when feel more chatty. All three of these items can be found in their appropriate categories at the top left of the page with more information, pricing and the easy ability to purchase. Today is a gloomy day outside and my mood reflects that. So rest and more artwork is the antidote. Talk soon.
Elephants are one of my favorite animals. I love the way they live together, protecting and caring for each other in large herds. I love the way the little ones are always looked after by the matriarchs of the family. So recently I made an elephant with 5 different Mandala sections all over its profile. The one above I colored myself but it is available in black and white on both my Etsy shop as a color-able download and my PIXELS site, where it can be downloaded as wall art or any number of items like phone covers, beach towels, mugs, etc. I also have another new Mandala (shown below) that I have colored for sale on PIXELS. I color them so you don’t have to but can still enjoy having a peaceful and beautiful Mandala in your life.
New Couture is on its way…a beautiful, wearable bouquet of flowers and leaves. I have created a new bracelet design that is very geometric and modern. And a Leaf bracelet that will be adorable any time of year! It’s all coming soon to Snappy Tatter-land.
Snow in Snappy Tatter-land on April 15 is CRAZY! Snow ornaments in snappytatter-land for sale, not so unusual. I make new ornaments each year so the assortment I have available is always changing. Currently I added all of these:
Look for these in the tatted ornaments section. My ornaments sell fast each year.
I have been working diligently to get the final items into my shop and available for sale. You can find the items in the photos above in the Brooches, Pins and Hair Accessory section to the left and up top. Right now I am grateful I have been able to work at home all these years. I have been working hard on Etsy, Pixels and here to make available items that someone may want. I know many of us don’t have much money. None of us have much room to spend money on anything but necessities, but birthdays, holidays and special occasions still happen. And your online and local artists and artisans hope to help make your occasions even more special with their one-of-a-kind creations. I do hope everyone thinks about this. These shops allow me a meager income that helps assist our very fixed income. Art and artisan work isn’t just for income. It is to fulfill something we each feel a drive to experience in our souls. It keeps us afloat emotionally and makes us feel special when others love our things as much as we do. I guess my message is simple, if you are able:
Visit my Etsy shop to purchase this beautiful, intricate, 4 sided, Mandala. Here is a direct link: www.etsy.com/listing/623801469 I will also have this Mandala available in my PIXELS shop where you can turn it into a throw pillow cover, a shower curtain, a hanging picture, a notebook, phone cover and on and on.
Tips for printing and coloring my Mandalas and printables. -print on “best” quality setting and make sure the entire image fits the paper -use heavyweight cardstock that is meant for marker and pen -wait until the ink is fully dry before coloring -try not to cross heavy black lines with marker to avoid bleeding -color tight spaces the same color as adjacent spaces to create color blocks when the spacing seems tight. Ask me anything, I have been coloring all of the Mandalas myself, partly to kill isolation time and partly because I like to show what they look like when they are colored.
In the works I have an elephant coming and a new painting of a stunning Lily. I also have new pendants that are soon to be listed here.
Three new bracelets have been listed in my Snappy Tatter-land shop. You can find the full listings for the two Daisy Chain styles and the brand new design, PIXIE Band in the Tatted Bracelets and Cuffs section under Snappy Tatter products for sale at the top of your screen. More to come!
I upgraded my website awhile ago so that my customers and readers would be able to purchase my work directly from me through PayPal. I am not a techy person and often struggle for hours to figure out how to do something simple…or supposedly simple. I am just an artist, after all. Lol. I read and re-read the tutorials for how to set up payment on this website and over and over it was a difficult task. Why weren’t the options showing up that they were promising were there??? Luckily, I am rather mellow this evening and felt like taking on the task. I finally figured it out and will be adding “buy” buttons to eligible items in the galleries. I also will add “buy” buttons when new items are showcased. If you have any questions, I MAY have an answer. For now I have a few kinks to work out and then I will begin with my Couture collection, adding the latest works and “buy” buttons so you no longer have to run around the internet to find my shop to purchase things.
In the meantime…pop on over to the Watch Gallery. The watch shown above is for sale and now you can buy it straight from me with ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING!!! Who doesn’t love that!