October 27, 2014 at 11:56 am (2. Musings)
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I have truly enjoyed making watches over the past year and a half. Sweet, functional time pieces of wearable fiber art, all have been decadent tributes to nature with the exception of Watch V, which is my own contemporary cuff. You can find photos all of the watches I have made so far in the gallery to the left. And you can find any that are available for sale in my shop, here. Currently there are 3 for sale, IV, VII and VIII. Each one is so different with a different color scheme and varying textures. Here are photos of the 3 newest ones, the first of which has sold.
~Garden Watch VI~
~Garden Watch VII~
Find more photos and full description here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/198283484
~Garden Watch VIII~
Find more photos and full description here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/205830506
I hope to be starting another one soon. They take a considerable amount of time to tat the components and finish into the final design. A base layer of tatting is created often with beading tatted into the band. Vines, flowers, leaves and butterflies are either tatted separately and hand sewn into the band or they are tatted into the band with the watchface attached. Glass beading, crystal pearls and Swarovski elements are then added. The bands are constructed in different manners depending on each design. I use ribbon as a base so the work will not stretch over time. Frequently I brush the Stainless faces so the warm metal below shows through. It tends to make the watchface blend with the tatting better. Small parts of the design are attached to some of the faces by an industrial resin making the design more playful and like a garden. I’ve been trying to stay close to 6″ long and add a 2″ chain for a fit from 6-8″ which should fit most everyone. I hope you have enjoyed my latest watches.
Garden watches can be custom made upon request.
Live, Love, Tat!
August 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm (1. Fresh Creations)
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I’ve spent the past few days listing several pairs of new earrings of my simplest design; Strand, Drips, Frilly and Flash Drips and Drops. Frequently these earrings are made from the remaining 1/2 yard of cord that is on my shuttles after finishing larger designs. Instead of cutting and throwing away the ends I tat a couple of rings and create small, elegant, earrings that are very popular in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter.
click each photo to be taken to the listing with more photos, a full description and pricing
I hope you enjoyed the gallery. I’ll be back soon with part two of “The story of Snappy Tatter”. I’m off to finish two more cuffs and a new watch.
Live, Love, Tat!
July 9, 2014 at 10:24 am (1. Fresh Creations)
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Hi Peeps! You can find all of the information for the upcoming Arts Festival in the post below. Here is a quick gallery of all of the newest pendants I have made for the festival. They are not available (yet) in my online shop, Snappy Tatter, which is currently on vacation while I get ready. My made to order listings will be available starting tomorrow. In the meantime, I hope to see many of you at the Festival. Enjoy the gallery!
If you would like to know pricing or have any of these pendants made just for you, drop me a line!
Live, Love, Tat!
July 8, 2014 at 8:42 pm (2. Musings)
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Wanna know what’s going on this weekend at the Arts on the Riverwalk in New Castle, PA? Here’s the schedule of events. Below that are the directions to the Festival. You can find Snappy Tatter inside the Washington Street entrance of the Riverplex next to the photo booth! Come visit me and my sales associate/creative advisor/office coordinator, Seth Kohr. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »
July 2, 2014 at 9:06 am (1. Fresh Creations)
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The New Castle Riverwalk Arts Festival is coming quick! I spent the last few days finishing 30 pairs of earrings. It’s a very time-consuming and tedious but earrings are a huge seller at local shows so I like to have a large variety there. I don’t have time to chat…now I am on to pendants! Hopefully I will be able to post photos of them soon. Enjoy the gallery!
And a quick FYI…my online shop, Snappy Tatter, is temporarily on vacation till the day before the show when Made to Order (MTO) listings will become available. I just needed more time!
Enjoy your day Peeps!
Live, Love, Tat!
June 30, 2014 at 11:53 am (2. Musings)
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Hi Peeps. I have been getting questions regarding the upcoming Arts Festival, Arts on the Riverwalk. This is an annual juried arts festival, meaning artists and artisans are screened before they are accepted. I did not attend last year but was present the previous two years and it is an event that is worth traveling for. There are local artists and artisans from every field including photography, pottery, jewelry, clothing, painting and drawing and of course, fiber arts (that’s me) and many more categories. There is lots of food, activities for the children, street performers and music all day. The dates and times for the artist’s marketplace are July 11th, 4pm-8pm and 12th, 11am-8pm. The event is located in downtown New Castle at the Riverplex. The New Castle Artfest has been renamed and combined with the annual fireworks display this year so it will be loud and sparkly too. You can find more information on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ArtsOnTheRiverwalk
Visit my online shop, http://www.snappytatter.etsy.com to see what will be available at the festival. All work that is MTO (made to order) will remain available in my shop over the weekend. All ready made work listings will be deactivated and taken with me.
I hope to see you there!
Keep and eye out here for galleries of work that will be going with me!
Live, Love, Tat!
June 27, 2014 at 11:20 am (1. Fresh Creations)
Tags: artist, beaded, box, butterfly, choker, embroidery, etsy, etsy shop, fiber art, flower, garden, handmade, jennifer kohr, jewelry, keepsake, lace, leaf, one of a kind, snappy tatter, snappytatter, tat, tatted jewelry, tatted lace, tatting
Hello Peeps. I will have to keep my chatting to a minimum because there is so much work waiting for me upstairs. I thought I would drop in and share a few new items that are going to the New Castle Arts on the Riverwalk Festival on July 11th and 12th. Everything that is ready made in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter, will be going with me as well. Here is a gallery of new items that are packed and ready to go!
Always a fan fave, this version is made in dark charcoal cordonnet and embellished with turquoise colored glass, Sterling spacers and silver-lined gunmetal Czech pressed glass.
A new dramatic Couture collar that is embellished with Czech glass in shades of blue and black and has a medallion in cobalt blue and black. It is 18″ long and ruffles elegantly around your neck.
Originally made in navy and mocha for my mother, I re-visited the pattern creating all white lace this time. The beading is perfect Swarovski crystal pearls and silver-lined clear Czech glass. Sterling accents and picot edged ribbon add to the elegance of this design.
~Pink Sweetie Mini Box~
I will come up with an adorable name for this small box that is a little less than 2″ across. The components are a Daisy, PIXIE butterfly and an Aspen leaf that are embellished with Mill Hill beads and Swarovski Crystal Pearls in silver and white. The garden is mounted on a softly colored damask upholstery fabric and trimmed with handmade cable with a metallic thread running through it. All of my small boxes are lined with matching felt. Everything but the metal box is handmade in these little fiber art designs.
~The Rosebud Blackwork Box~
A 3″x3″ metal box that is fully lined with deep red felt. The components are a Victorian Red Rosebud with a frilly center that surrounds a large Swarovski Crystal Pearl, evergreen Holly leaves and Blackwork embroidery of original design embellished with more pearls. Mounted on Damask Aida cloth that has a brilliant shine, this contemporary design is completely handmade, as well.
Hope you enjoyed the gallery. I’m off to finish more work which I will post soon.
Live, Love, Tat!
June 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm (2. Musings)
Tags: art, artist, blog, jennifer kohr, jewelry, lace, new domain, snappy tatter, snappy tatter-land, snappytatter, tatted, tatted jewelry, tatted lace, tatting
I am so excited to announce I am now the proud owner of my own domain…snappytatter.com. Yay! It is a small and very cool achievement. It was time for me to make sure that I am more easily found in search results as well as protecting the precious name for my small business.
So, go ahead and click it!
In other news, I have added two pages to the jewelry menu at the left, Fearless Grace Cuff and Leaf Bracelets. I have added photos to Simplicity and it’s variations, Debutante and Halo, as well.
I am contemplating moving this blog to another theme. One that allows for larger photos and galleries and uses more of the full screen. I’m thinking about it. Has anyone out there changed their WordPress theme after they were established? Was the transition difficult? I would love to hear advice, ideas and experiences in this area. Drop me a line.
Live, Love, Tat!
June 14, 2014 at 2:04 pm (1. Fresh Creations)
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The New Castle Arts festival is quickly approaching. On July 11th and 12th I will be displaying all of my work for 30,000+ people to see. The energy is always exciting but the work involved to prepare is intense. I am in the process of evaluating what I already have and what else I need to have to create a full display that showcases my abilities. As promised, I am displaying work here that will go to the festival and will not be listed in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter, unless it comes back with me. For newcomers that are exploring my website for the first time, all of my work is handmade, shuttle-tatted lace. I am a professional fiber artist and tatted lace designer. My patterns are original in design and embellishment.
Mark you calendars peeps and come see me! Here are a few of the designs you will see:
~NEW! The Fearless Grace Cuff~
This wide lace cuff was going to be a watch band but I fell in love with the look and decided to create a bracelet. Part of my new “Simply Lace” collection, there was no need for beads, crystals or pearls to make this design spectacular! Shuttle-tatted with black 100% Egyptian cotton cordonnet and finished with a Sterling toggle clasp, it measures 6.5″ long x 2.5″ wide.
This is an older design revisited. The tatting is dense and tight. The lace is slightly raised and nearly opaque in charcoal gray. I will not be recreating this pattern in this manner again as it ended up more complicated than the original Pulse design. Because it is one-of-a-kind, it will become part of my J Kohr Couture collection. It is finished with patterned ribbon ends, a magnetic clasp and a short, gunmetal colored, security chain. It measures 7″ long x 0.75″ wide.
Two small Aspen leaves with a larger Birch leaf in between, this small bracelet was an experiment to see what a row of tatted leaves would look like as a bracelet. Shuttle-tatted in medium charcoal gray and embellished with pewter Czech Glass, this bracelet blends contemporary with organic design. The leaf designs are my own and were my first attempt to make realistic appearing leaves. Tweaked over time, the leaf patterns were finalized a couple of years ago. Measuring 5.75″ long and 1.25″ at its widest point, this bracelet will be perfect for a slender wrist. The jewelry components are gunmetal plated including the hook and eye clasp.
A fan favorite classic design, this version was tatted in cream cordonnet and finished with gold plated jewelry components. A single, matching, Swarovski crystal pearls drops from the center of this frilly design. Gold beads and beadcaps create an elegant look. Meant to be a choker, the Debutante measures 13″ long by 0.50″ wide and has a 2″ gold chain extension for a perfect fit. I always add a little bead at the end of the extension chain…I think it finishes the necklace perfectly. I did not take pictures of me modeling the next two necklaces…I am suffering through allergies and looked a little rough yesterday. And I am always my own model cause I work for peanuts. Ha ha!
One of my favorite combinations of colors is any shade of blue/green and brown. This simple necklace was tatted in fudge brown and hand-beaded in turquoise colored Howlite. Each bead has fluted or flower gunmetal beadcaps on each end and a large flat disc hangs from the center of crossed picots. I love the colors and the brown veins on the beads.
I hope you have enjoyed the gallery. I was able to spend a little more time chatting while I wait for my allergy meds to work so I can go garden on this nice day. I will be back soon with two new outstanding Couture pieces you won’t want to miss. Have a lovely day everyone!
Live, Love, Tat!
June 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm (5. SALES & Giveaways)
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A couple of weeks ago the Spring 2014 edition of my e-Newsletter came out. I’m sharing the information below. The coupon code at the bottom is for all e-Newsletter subscribers, Blog and Facebook followers. So feel free to use it to purchase items in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter. I don’t always share e-Newsletters and the coupon codes here so if you would like to insure that you will get a copy, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note that you would like to join. My e-Newsletter comes out every couple of months or whenever I have something special to say but not more than once a month so you will not be bombarded by Snappy Tatter. 🙂 I promise.
~Snappy Tatter Spring 2014 e-Newsletter~
Greetings everyone! I have been busy over here in Snappy Tatter-land! Time for me to check in and let everyone know what is and will be happening. Between gardening and stitching there has been little time.
First, I will be attending the annual New Castle ArtFest this year. It will be held at the Cascade Riverplex on Friday, July 11th, from 4pm-8pm and Saturday, July 12th, from 11am-8pm. The festival has been renamed the “New Castle Art & Fireworks Festival and is presented by the Hoyt Center for the Arts. Visit this link for all the information on activities for everyone, young and older. http://hoytartcenter.org/artsfestival/ Mark you calendars!
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