Full Bloom, wearable roses…a vision fulfilled

Snappy Couture~Full Bloom

One of the things I love most about being an artist is watching my concepts come to fruition through hours of designing and focused work. When we were on our October cabin vacation, I took the opportunity to design a three dimensional rose, an idea that had been in my mind for quite some time. I produced several styles while perfecting the shape eventually coming up with the roses that are in this design, adequately named Full Bloom.

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Full Bloom has been an amazing project. These Victorian Red roses are continuously shuttle-tatted as 2 or 3 connected parts each with 2 or 3 rounds of long picots, short and long chains, rings and lock stitches. The leaves are my skinny Oak design in dark leaf green.

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The highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton cordonnet was used for this work producing very firm components with rich color and beautiful sheen. The components are tatted together and hand sewn together discreetly through the back side.

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P1110812A clear stiffener was added to the interior of the roses and back of the twisted stems of the leaves so the design is firm and stable. Matte gold Swarovski glass pearls are hand sewn into the centers. Shimmery organdy ribbon with gold jewelry components completes the necklace.

This is a one-of-a-kind Snappy Couture design. Snappy Couture is my high-end, high-fashion, line of fiber art jewelry. My most elaborate and glamorous designs are in this collection. All are one-of-a-kind.

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P1110795In the future I would like to create more of this work. It is labor intensive and requires much of my time so new pieces only come out a couple of times a year. In the new year I plan to work on more framed and wearable fiber art. I am also going to learn a new form of lace-making which I hope to incorporate into my collections.

I loved making this design. It will debut at the show I am attending tomorrow and Wednesday and then will be listed in my Etsy shop. Like all of my Snappy Couture designs, it saddens me a little to see it go but makes me feel overjoyed when someone enjoys my work enough to bring it home.

Jennifer

All rights reserved. Full Bloom, Rose and Oak leaf designs. © 2012 Jennifer Kohr

2 Days till the Diana Stickpin drawing!

It’s coming fast! Diana will soon be on her way to her new home. Continue reading “2 Days till the Diana Stickpin drawing!”

Sweet Diana Butterfly…NEW SNAPPY TATTER GIVE-AWAY!

Sweet Diana Butterfly Stickpin Give-Away!

Snappy Tatter is having another give-away! Yay! My newest Diana Butterfly has told me she is very excited to be the prize in this new contest! And I am very pleased to introduce her to all of you as she is one of my most favorite butterflies.

Diana loves to rest on sweaters, jacket lapels, coats, hats, scarves and just about anywhere she can spread her brilliant double wings.

Sweet Diana is an original Snappy Tatter butterfly. Discovered about a year ago, she is a coveted gem that has fluttered to women all over the world in a multitude of colors. She has been meticulously shuttle-tatted in Victorian Red cord with wee black glass beads tatted throughout her wings. Mounted offset on a 2.75″ Sterling Stick Pin with a huge Czech glass bead in her middle, she has been stiffened to become a lovely 3-D fluttering butterfly.

Contest INFO

This contest will run from today 2/10/12 to 3/9/12. The last day to enter will be Friday, 3/9 by 12 pm EST.

Here is how to win ONE or MORE chances to win your very own Sweet Diana Stickpin!

1. Purchase anything from my Etsy Shop, Snappy Tatter. For every listing purchased FROM 2/10/12 to 3/9/12 your name will be entered in the contest THREE times! You must leave a note to seller or a convo that you would like to be entered.

2. Become a fan on Facebook  and/or follow me on Twitter and I will put your name in the proverbial hat ONCE for each site.  *If you already “Like” Snappy Tatter’s page or follow me on Twitter, comment on my page or send me a tweet that you would like to be entered. Easy Peasy.

3. Follow my Blog and you will be entered TWICE! The “Follow” button is at the left. Make sure you leave a comment below that you are following. If you are already a Blog Subscriber/Follower and would like to be entered just comment below or hit the “LIKE” button.

4. Re-Blog, Tweet and/or Share this post on your Facebook page and be entered ONCE for each time you shout it from the rooftop! Do it again the NEXT day and be entered ONCE AGAIN. (For example…tweet, re-blog and FB share today=three entries. Tweet tomorrow=one more entry.)

I know there are a crazy amount of ways to win but I have some super fans out there that will do everything they can to get this Butterfly! In November’s Dainty Flake Earring Give-away I had as many as 28 entries per person!

The winning name will be drawn by my fantastic hubbs on March 9th after 5 pm. I will post the name of the winner on my Blog, Facebook and Twitter. I will contact the winner by the contact information I have (email, Etsy, FB, Twitter). Lovely Diana will flutter on over to your home on Monday, 3/12/12 as soon as I have your shipping info.

A Sweet Diana Butterfly to wear or give as a gift for FREE! If you would like more information, drop me a line at jjskohr@embarqmail.com.

Cheers everyone! Let’s have some fun!

Jennifer

Annual RED Sale!

Annual RED Sale!

Snappy Tatter’s Annual February RED Sale begins today in my Etsy shop.

In honor of the Hallmark Holidays to beat all other Hallmark Holidays, Valentine’s Day, I am taking 20% off all listings that have red cord, red beads, red ball or fabric! It is also National American Heart Month, yet another great reason to have a RED Sale.

Although not all of my listings have been reactivated yet, I did take the time to activate everything for my RED Sale. The price is already adjusted so you may use any additional coupons you may have, including Free Shipping. All listings pictured below are part of my RED Sale. For the first time I am including Snappy Couture, Limited Edition Snowballs and Fiber Art Boxes and Framed works in my sale. The Sale will run through the month of February. Enjoy everyone!

(Click each pick to be taken to the actual listing in my Etsy shop where you will find creative details, materials, pricing and shipping information.)

Tatted Butterfly Garden Box -The Dandelion FluffTatted Flower Pendant -Red Christmas Blossom Pendant with Crystals and SterlingLace Christmas Ornament -Tatted Flake on Satin Ball -Snowball No.6Silk Change Purse with Tatted lace flowers and butterflyTatted Lace Christmas Ornament -Snowflake on Satin Ball with glass beads - Snowball No.1Tatted Embroidered Fiber Art Butterfly Garden -Peach TranquilityTatted Lace Bracelet with Red Czech crystals -Frilly SimplicityLace Tatted Cocktail Ring -Red Flair with Hematite and Czech glassTatted lace earrings in red and green -DRIPsTatted Flower Pendant in Red with glass beading -BlossomTatted earrings Red Drops with Sterling beadsLace Christmas Ornament Tatted Snowflake on Satin ball -Snowball No.16Tatted lace earrings in Victorian Red with black glass - DripsTatted Lace Flower Barrette -Red Rosette with LeavesTatted red Butterfly Brooch with Crystal -PIXIE ButterflyTatted Lace Flower Cuff Bracelet in Victorian Red -FlairTatted Lace Flower Pendant -Daisy with black leatherLace Tatted Cocktail Ring -Red Flair FlowerFiber Art Embroidered Box with Tatted Butterflies -Flutterblush DaydreamTatted Leaves Statement Necklace -Maple Gala -Snappy CoutureTatted Lace Bracelet in black with Red Jade beads -FlourishHandmade Christmas Ornament -Tatted Snowflake on Satin ball -Snowball No.14Tatted Fiber Art Butterfly Garden Box -Dandelion Radiance KeepsakeTatted Lace Choker - Snappy Couture Heart's DesireTatted Lace Butterfly Box -Sweet DarlaTatted Lace Flower Bracelet with red Czech crystals -Daisy ChainTatted Christmas Ornament -Leaf and Blossom on a Satin Ball -Snowball No.10