It’s that time of year again. Time for me to start tatting snowflakes and ornaments for everyone’s holiday season. Now until 10/15, you can find the listings shown below for 20% off with no minimum order or order limits. Also-my Etsy Shop always has FREE shipping in the US on all orders over $35. Shop the sale section here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnappyTatter?ref=seller-platform-mcnav§ion_id=1
Sometimes the simplest designs are the most elegant. Understated Minimalist style is my design preference at times. I like to provide a wide variety of styles from simple to ornate at every price point so there is something for everyone in my shop. These latest simple designs are now available and ready to ship!
~The Halo bracelet variations~
Made with simple split rings the Halo design has been made into chokers, necklaces, and bracelets. Here are 3 of my latest designs and a link to the listing in my shop, Snappy Tatter.
simple silver metallic asymmetrical rings with a hook and eye clasp.
in navy blue with silver jewelry components and a toggle clasp
graduated rings in creamy ecru with a hook and eye clasp
my simple Flash Drip pendant and earrings set in black with pewter fringe beads, leather necklace, pewter bail, spring ring clasp, and French wire earrings
pendant and earrings set in white cordonnet with teardrop shell accents, white satin necklace, flower bail, spring ring clasp, and French wire earrings.
~NEW design! Shamrock Set~
shuttle-tatted in vareigated greens and embellished with green Swarovski Crystal Pearls, black leather necklace, pewter bail, French wire earrings
All of these simple designs are priced between $14-19 and $36.50 for the Shamrock set. Feel free to use COUPON CODE “LOVELACE” for FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the US. Enter code during checkout for the discount.
Snappy Tatter is having a sale till 9/6/21! FREE SHIPPING on all domestic US orders. Minimum order of 3 items. The discount will be applied at checkout in my Etsy shop!
Thought I would take a moment to showcase my latest J Kohr Couture design, Garden Watch IX. It sold within a day of being listed but there will be more coming soon.
I have made 10 watches so far. This one was a real treat to design. The watch face is extra large at 2″ wide. It is an antique Betsy Johnson watch I found at a garage sale. I love the rose gold flowers on the face and the bright pink embellishments of the second hand and side button. I tried to coordinate my design with these features.
The base tatting is a split ring design attached directly to the face. It is edged on both sides with a variegated cordonnet that transitions from brown to green to blue. The edging also has matte olive colored seed beads. The vine of small leaves that weaves its way along the band and side of the face also has matte seed beads. It is permanently attached to the side of the face as well. The flowers in dark pink, purple and lavender, are embellished with clear and Aurora Borealis Swarovski Crystals that are 2mm and 3mm in size. The purple flowers also have pink bugle beads tatted into their design. A final little surprise on this band is the bright red PIXIE Butterfly with a yellow Swarovski Crystal center. She is permanently affixed to the watch face.
All of the tatting is mounted on a light leaf green cotton band and secured with hand sewing and an industrial resin. All flowers are stiffened and waterproofed. Metal jewelry components that match the band and face are added along with an extension chain and lobster clasp for a secure fit. A new battery was added before I packaged it in a white box and shipped the watch. There is access to the back of the watch face to change the battery.
I hope you love it! I will make new Garden Watches soon. They are very labor intensive and the perfect one-of-a-kind accessory. This is something you won’t find anywhere but Snappy Tatter!
Come shop the sale! Buy whatever you like and forget the shipping costs. Sale will end at the end of the day on 9/6.
I suffer from Intractable Cluster Headache Syndrome (Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgia). I have had this illness for four decades. It is a very rare and extraordinarily painful condition. My faulty hypothalamus causes the blood vessels in my brain to swell and squeeze the fifth branch of the trigeminal nerve. This causes multiple attacks each day of excruciating facial pain around and in one eye. Imagine an ice pick boring through your temple and a finger pushing your eye out from the inside while the back of your head is hit with a blast of a shotgun. All on one side of the head. My eyelid droops and tears up. My nose runs and gets clogged. My tooth feels like it is falling out. My temple and around my eye swells and turns red and my face droops on one side like a stroke. I find it difficult to speak, my digestion often stops, and I have to rock in my chair because laying down makes the pain even worse.
To treat it, I am on a preventative that helps ease pain and number of attacks each day. I take an injection and hyperventilate on 100% oxygen to constrict the blood vessels around my brain. I use lidocaine on my temples, straight liquid capsaicin in my nostril, melatonin to stop nighttime attacks, and Boswellia Serrata to reduce overall inflammation.
Cluster Headaches are also called “suicide headaches” because people have killed themselves to escape its wrath. I belong to a small support group on Facebook. One year we lost 14 members to suicide. The pain and incessant attacks are just that bad. It is known to be the most painful condition known to medical science, worse than natural childbirth, burns, and broken bones.
Recently, I began a new treatment. The first of its kind that is for my specific illness. It is a once a month set of three 100mg shots called Emgality. It is also for chronic migraines, a very different illness that is much more common. Migraines effect about 13% of the population while CH (Cluster Headaches) affects about 0.1% of the population. In my lifetime I have only met 2 other sufferers in person, one of which is the doctor who diagnosed me.
I took my first shots of Emgality on July 26th. At first, I struggled with the same amount and intensity of attacks but the timing of them was off. CH attacks tend to occur in a cycle around the same time of day depending on the month and time of year. After about 7 days my attacks became fewer and less intense and more easily treated. Up until the 16th of August I was having only one or two attacks, some of which were so mild and brief I did not need medication. This was a huge change from 4-5 painful attacks a day. On the 12th I had NO attacks at all for the first time in about 3 years. From the 16th to the 21st I was struck with 5 attacks a day…all were excruciating and difficult to get under control, especially in the evening. I cried A LOT. Now I am back to enjoying more pain free time and easily treated attacks.
On Friday night as I suffered through the evening I told Jay come hell or high water I want to go out kayaking tomorrow afternoon. And I meant it. I needed the relief and some sunshine after spending the week sick and inside. We recently bought inflatable kayaks and all the gear necessary to enjoy the local lakes and streams. We went to Beech Fork Lake and settled in. Jay fell in the water trying to get on his kayak giving me belly laughs! We paddled around the quiet lake enjoying the warm sunshine and wildlife. It was heavenly for me. I was so relaxed. I got an attack and treated it while in the middle of the lake. I just floated around till it eased. We had to paddle in because more attacks were to come. Overall, I enjoyed myself immensely, got some exercise and got out of the house.
I have my next round of Emgality shots on the 27th. I am hoping to have an easier month but the medication doesn’t reach its full effect till month three. So you have had a little look into my life and the condition that disables me. I pray I am like some of my support group fellows and have complete relief some day. With this illness I have learned to live between the pain. I cherish the times that my head is as clear as a bell in between attacks. Some days are better than others. Sometimes I just have to take the day off. But no matter what I try to live a life worth living as an artist, a wife and a friend. We all have hurdles to overcome but life was meant to be lived with purpose and love and I try to fulfill that everyday.
I hope you share this post…there are sufferers out there that do not know there is a solution to this rare disease.
Starting today until the end of the month I have a Christmas in July sale going on in my Etsy shop! You can find all available listings here in the “on sale” section. Below are screenshots of the listings straight from my shop.
Shop early for the holiday season or find early gifts for upcoming office parties or buy the perfect piece of jewelry that you have had your eye on. Only items that come with an option for a different color and are included in the sale in a color other than white, otherwise special requests for custom work will be full price. Feel free to shoot me a message through Etsy, here, Facebook or Instagram if you want more information.
Hi there Peeps! I have been busy in Snappy Tatter-Land again. This time making oodles of earrings that are available now in my Etsyshop. There are new tatting designs, new beading styles, and something for everyone! Here is a gallery of what is new in my shop:
Below you will find an easy and fast direct link under the photo of each of the 22 pairs that are new. As they are sold, the link will go to my shop but not directly to the listing. On the front page of my shop you can find all of what is available (right now over 90 pairs) in my entire earring collection.
I hope that you see something that you love. I would love to read your comments, too! Next up are more earrings, pendants, one-of-a-kind J Kohr Couture necklaces, and more decorative boxes! I will showcase new work here as it becomes available.
I was busy making new jewelry when I was struck with pneumonia recently! I was laid up for a couple of weeks but am doing much better now. I am sore from withdrawing from steroids though. My skin feels like it is bruised all over. Anyhoo-I found the time to get down to my huge studio and take pictures of the bracelets I finished a few weeks ago with my new lighting system. My photos are turning out perfectly with little editing needed. It saves so much time to get the photos right the first time.
Introducing the NEW Cube Cuff! Shuttle tatted in light blue and a variegated cordonnet that transitions from blues to greens, this design is simple but labor intensive to create. Rings and chains make repeating squares and an outside edge chain adds stability so the shape will be retained perfectly. I also hand beaded rows of tiny green Aurora Borealis coated seed beads between the cubes for a subtle sparkle. Shuttle-tatting is s knotted lace technique that is very durable making this cuff wearable for years. You can find this beautiful cuff in my Etsyshop through the link under the photo.
And there’s more! I completed 5 more bracelets and they are available in my Etsy shop now. First I have a new version of the Chantilly cuff available in charcoal gray with a large Hematite accent bead. Chantilly is one of the first designs I created years ago. It has been sold many times over since the beginning. I wear one in black with no beads.
Another early design that I have made over an over is called Effervescence. I made one in soft shell pink with glass beads. I love the color! Delicate looking but every bit as durable as any lacework I make.
AND Obsession is the third wide cuff design I created years ago. Currently it is available in 3 listings in my shop. There is a black one with Hematite beading, a charcoal gray one with Hematite tubes shown below and there is a custom listing where you can choose your favorite color and length.
I have made a new Halo bracelet with smaller rings and 4mm glass pearls in silver. It’s a modest and simple design. I can totally see a bride or bridesmaid wearing this for the bride’s special day. I always welcome bridal work and have created custom designs for bride’s, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride or groom. I have made ornate sets of jewelry for the whole party and have made simple earrings or a bracelet for a one-of-a-kind accessory.
Finally, another new design has been created. I made one in charcoal for my BFF’s birthday. And then I recreated it with fewer beads in go-with-everthing navy. The glass beads are matte with shiny matching seed beads between. It is called “Elegant Infinity” and is based on my simpler Infinity pattern. I have been wanting to expand my bracelet selection lately and adding Cube and Elegant Infinity to my collection of private patterns expands what I have available.
That’s it for now! Next I am working on earrings and will post a gallery of what I have made here. I inherited some wonderful gems, crystals and stones from Jay’s sister and am excited to incorporate them into my work for one-of-a-kind creations you won’t find anywhere else!
Snappy Tatter’s Etsy shop has a sale running now until the end of April! Select items are 20% off and can be found in my Sale section. Would you like a peak at what’s for sale? I got you covered in this post. Below is a gallery of items that are still available for 20% off now.
There is a little bit of everything from my shop in the sale section now. 20% off is the biggest discount I have ever given so take advantage!
My Etsy shop is back online. Visit http://www.snappytatter.etsy.com for ready to ship handmade lacework just in time for the holiday season. I will have made to order listings added as soon as I get the mountain of boxes in my soon to be studio sorted out. Thank you all for your patience while I moved across the US. We are now settled in West Virginia in a sweet new home. Happy shopping with Snappy Tatter and please feel free to ask for custom work during while I get settled!
Over the years I have frequently had custom requests and requests for bridal work. Here are some of the requests I have had.
One of my favorite customers has requested custom work many times from me. I am always happy to collaborate with her to get her very own unique jewelry. She really liked my Aster pendant and wanted a matching barrette. This is the pendant and what I made to match.
This same customer often asks for full sets with multiple pairs of earrings, a 3″ barrette, necklace and/or pendant, and cocktail ring. This gray, black and white set is based on a necklace with a decorative pendant. I really enjoyed creating this body of work for her.
She also asked for a custom watch design, and I happily obliged.
A customer from Texas found me through my Etsy shop and asked if I might be able to design Apple watch bands. She works as a nurse and wanted bands that were more interesting than what was available that would match her scrubs. After creating the first design, she asked for two more. She supplied the apple watch connections and clasps for me and I tatted them into the lacework.
I created a Couture design called Full Bloom (sold), made of full size roses and deep green leaves. A customer contacted me wanting a small version of the design because she could not afford the original necklace. I keep my prices as low as I can so I rarely have room to discount my work, especially when it comes to my J Kohr Couture line that is so labor intensive. I happily created a small rose with leaves and my customer was very happy. It is the picture below the original, Full Bloom.
One of my other favorite Couture designs, Leaf Garland, was found by a customer who was the mother of the bride in her daughter’s upcoming wedding. She loved the design but needed the colors changed. I do not keep track of my Couture patterns because they are meant to be unique but I did recreate the design pretty closely in black and peach. It was stunning! First picture is Leaf Garland which is available for sale here in my shop. The second picture was my custom request.
Black jewelry for bridal parties seemed to be popular one year. I never know what kind of request I will get and I will spend hours talking to brides about what they want so I can get them the perfect colors, sizes, designs and beading. Both sets are based on the Dainty Flower Bracelet design. Beaded with clear, silver-lined, gunmetal seeds and hematite rounds, this one was very striking.
Another black set I created was beaded with blue seed beads and brilliant black crystals throughout. Not only did it include necklace, earrings and bracelet, but also a bobby pin for the bride’s hair.
For another bridal party, I created 5 of the same kind of bracelet, the Lacey design, in a lightly variegated off white thread. Beaded with glass pearls and clear fringe beads, these bracelets turned out beautiful.
One of the most labor intensive sets of bridal party jewelry was created in sunflower yellow and cream. Two necklaces and one bracelet, each of a different design and matched with a pair of earrings for 3 bridesmaids. It is one of my favorite requests.