New work for sale! I’ve been busy.

Wave bracelet

I recently finished some of my raw lace into jewelry and listed it for sale on Etsy. Above is my new design Halo Wave. The curved bracelet can be worn with the arch facing you or facing away from you. It’s a nice flexible design made from the highest quality cotton tatting cordonnet. Black, charcoal and silver strands of Halo Wave are connected together and hand beaded with silver glass pearls and gunmetal silver-lined Czech glass seed beads.

I also finished 3 new Cocktail rings. Aster in white with yellow Aurora Borealis coated glass beads and a large AB crystal is a new ring design. Aurora Borealis coating adds a beautiful mutilcolor shine to glass beads. It is a double layered cup flower that is small and cute. Mounted permanently on an adjustable base it will fit anyone as all of my Cocktail Rings do.

Two new Flair Cocktail Rings were also finished, one in variegated shades of off white and another in black. The white ring was made from a lightly variegated thread called “mocha latte” and is beaded with cream colored seeds around the edges. Swarovski crystal pearls in white are hand beaded through the rings of the design with a large one for the center. It is mounted permanently on a silver tone adjustable base. The black version has pewter fringe beads tatted around the edge and is embellished with hematite tubes and a blue Czech glass bead center. Mounted on a gunmetal colored adjustable base it is perfect for everyday wear or for you best little black dress.

Two new ready to ship pins are available now as well. The popular Diana 3D stickpin was made in Azalea pink with fine silver lined Czech glass beading in the wingtips. A large pink Swarovski crystal pearl adorns the center. The stickpin she is mounted on is Sterling Silver and 2.75″ long. She is perfect for a jacket, collar, hat, scarf or to add an interesting pop of color to whatever you are wearing. I have a purple Diana stickpin that I frequently wear on my small button up sweaters. She stays 3D forever. I made a new PIXIE butterfly pin too. In heavy weight white tatting cordonnet, I beaded around her entire wings with lavender matte glass beads. The process is tedious as I bring one bead at a time into the lace as the knots are tied. She has a small Swarovski crystal pearl in her center, is stiffened to remain 3D, and is mounted on a small tie tac style gold pin base. Both are fun little flourishes!

Another new design has come to Snappy Tatter-land! Empress is a gorgeous ornate shuttle-tatted cuff that is available in black. I made an orange one for myself too. I wrote about it in yesterday’s post “I forgot the pattern :p”. 35 overlapping rings make the scalloped center. There are 3 more rounds of tatting that are very fine and interesting. You won’t find anything like this anywhere else because I have the secret pattern now. đŸ™‚ Durable, elegant and detailed, it is worthy of royalty!

I am having a great time settling into my new HUGE studio and creating new works again. There is still a lot to do with the house, like hanging pictures and unpacking some non-essential boxes, but we are happy here. The weather is sooooooo much better than Idaho. We don’t go straight from summer to winter and back. Lol. I love having four seasons again. It is warmer here than where I grew up in PA and the growing season is longer. This is great for Jay who is ready to plant his garden! He already has starts of cucumbers, melons and lots of corn. We will be up to our ears in veggies. The guinea piggies will be happy!

I have been struggling with my chronic clusters again but I found a very sympathetic and knowledgeable Neurologist here that understands my plight. He supports my current regimen of shots, oxygen and pills to control attacks and I am truly grateful for that. Outside of working in my new studio, caring for my guinea pigs and doing my nails all the time, I have taken up playing the flute again. I used to play in high school and thought I might enjoy it again. I was right. I am zooming through my beginner’s book and practicing almost daily. Jay gets short concerts on Sundays. He is happy that I am happy.

You can look forward to more new work soon and posts about my life here in our new home.

In the meantime, you can use “SHOPSNAPPYTATTER” as a coupon code for 10% off your purchase in my Etsy shop!

Have a blessed day!

Live, Love, Tat!

J

I forgot the pattern :p

Empress Cuff in my favorite color

Yes, I forgot to write down the pattern. Lol. I create my own designs here in Snappy Tatter-land. I often experiment with new ideas and push myself to create work that is unusual and elegant. I don’t even remember making the bracelet in the picture above. I keep my laceworks in small packages in trays of “to be finished” works. Since we moved this past fall I have been slowly putting my studio together in my new room and I came across my stash of unfinished lacework. I found this pattern and thought, “how lovely…surely I wrote down the pattern as I made it.” Well, I did not. Ugh. :p But I felt it was worth recreating to sell in my Etsy shop so I set about trying to figure out what the h-e-double hockey sticks I had done to create this! Oh boy. With my strongest readers on I flipped and flopped the work back and forth to try to count the knots, figure out where the joins were, and write it all down. Then I grabbed my shuttles and started tatting away, making corrections and timing myself as I went along.

Ultimately, it is not exactly the same as the orange one although it will take a keen eye to see what is different. Nevertheless it is just as elegant and ornate as the original. It took HOURS to create. It may not look like it but there are four rounds to the design. I chose to call it “Empress” because it reminds me of the kind of lace royalty would wear. It is amazingly detailed and was tedious to create. The orange one is for me. It is my favorite color and the perfect shade of orangey-red to me. The black one can be found in this Etsy listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1014202509.

I try to always write my patterns down. I may actually have it somewhere and just didn’t look hard enough. Anyhoo-now it is done and diagrammed for future production. I hope you like it. It is ready to ship in black but I can make it in about 47 different colors.

That’s what’s up in Snappy Tatter-land!

Live, Love, Tat!

J

The Queen’s Lace-ta da!

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 Infinity bracelet. 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!

Live, Love, Tat!

J

Moving and Grooving

our new home awaits

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!!!

Live, Love, Tat!

J

Fresh Ink!

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 PIXELS shop! 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.

Live, love, tat!
J

New items for sale!

J Kohr Couture Summer Gala II

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.

Rose pendant in brilliant orange
Aspen Leaf Cuff

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.

Live, Love, Tat!
J

the Elephant Mandala

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.

Live, Love, Tat!
J

Crazy Snow

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.

Live, Love, Tat!

J

New items in the shop!

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:

BUY HANDMADE <3!

Keep on Living, Loving, Tatting and staying safe,

Jennifer

New Mandala for sale

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.

Stay safe everyone,
Live, Love, Tat!
J