Every spring I start working for brides again. It is just the time of year that I get contacted to custom make bridal jewelry. I am always flattered by these requests and am so happy that my work can be a part of their special day. The latest work I have done is shown below. Five MOD cuffs in a lightly variegated cord called cafe latte and ecru. Each has hand sewn glass beading; light bronze pearls and clear Czech glass with an Aurora Borealis coating that creates a subtle rainbow shimmer. It is a sturdy design that can stand on its own. It is one of the first I altered into jewelry and the only one I sell that I adapted from a vintage pattern. The jewelry components are Sterling including the magnetic clasps.
You can find more of this design and new variations in earrings, chokers, and pendants in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter. Just put “MOD” in the shop search bar and all current listings will pop up! Cheers!
The latest e-Newsletter is out with my plans for the holidays. Here are all the pertinent points!
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This is the second gallery of work that will be shown at the three upcoming events I have scheduled. Much of it has been tatted over the past four weeks and finished recently. I like to photograph every item I create as a record of my progress as an artist. My followers and fans are the first to have the opportunity to purchase any of these items before they sell. Contact me through my Blog comments, Facebook, my Etsy Shop or through email (email@example.com) if you are interested. Everything that is one-of-a-kind will say OOAK so you will know it will not be reproduced exactly the same.
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~New! Grace embellished with Swarovski pearls. (OOAK)
~MOD embellished with Hematite-a customer favorite!
~Flair embellished with Swarovski Crystals
~MOD Pendant with Czech crystal
~New Snappy Tatter design! Sparrow! (OOAK)
I am so excited to finally be able to show this design! It is a variation of my Phoenix and Angel wing designs and has been rattling around in my head for months. Ever since we put up a bird feeder for the first time this spring and I discovered that I was a bird watcher, I have been needing to create this. I have studied the wee birds in my back yard and love the variation of the sparrows. This is the first Sparrow design but I can think of many ways to blend the colors so there will be more from time to time. Created while on our cabin vacation it took several hours to design and shuttle-tat as I diligently created hundreds of uniform picots to make the frilly wing. Stiffened discreetly through the back and embellished with gorgeous bronze colored Swarovski pearls, this is my new favorite! Please feel free to share my newest creation with your friends!
~New! Strand earrings
~MOD earrings in cream
~Dainty Flake earrings with brilliant man-made diamonds
~Drop earrings with dangling pearl teardrops (OOAK)
~Frilly Drips and Drop earrings
~Dainty Flake Pendants are back!
All of the Dainty Flakes are embellished with Czech Glass and a Celestial Crystal or a Swarovski pearl or bi-cone crystal and clasp with a decorative floral box clasp. Back to the drafting table!
With three shows coming up in as many weeks, I am working diligently to create a variety of work for people to explore at my tables. I have learned that it is not in my best interest, because of limited time, to list all of these items in my Etsy shop as at least 50% will sell at these shows. I do, however, like to photograph every item I create to keep in growing photo albums as a record of what I have done. I am up to four albums now! I like to present galleries of this work so everyone can see what I am up to as well as have the opportunity to purchase before it sells at an event. Contact me through my Blog comments, Facebook, my Etsy Shop or through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested. Everything that is one-of-a-kind will say OOAK so you will know it will not be reproduced exactly the same.
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~New Rosebud Brooch (OOAK). The first of a series of 3 dimensional sculpted roses.
~MOD earrings in black with Hematite
~Drips, Drops, Flash Drips & Frilly Drips
~New! Strand earrings
~MOD II Pendant
Now I have to get back to my coffee and my drafting table to finish more earrings, snow and fiber art designs. More photos to come!
I LOVE being able to work at home. I love that I set my hours, my goals, and stay in my pajamas till noon. I like to drink half a pot of coffee, eat lunch when I am hungry and bounce around my studio trying to get ten things done in the short amount of day I seem to have. And I love the company of my two kitties, Mac and BeBe. Continue reading →