Sparkling Flakes in Glass

New and only made this one time! Small heavily beaded snowflakes suspended invisibly inside crystal clear ornaments for your tree! This labor of love was delightful and not without it’s trials as I worked to get exactly what I wanted.

You can find all available Snappy Tatter ornaments here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnappyTatter?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

Essentially, I took a snowflake like this: 2010_09200004csm

Then I beaded it something like this: I added beads as I tatted and hand-sewed them in after the flake was finished as well. Below is one of my Cocktail Rings that has been sold and a good example of the amount of beading involved in each snowflake.

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I used Czech seed beads in Silver-lined clear and gold, and clear with Aurora Borealis coating that gives a multi-color shimmer, Mill Hill seeds that were opaque white, pale transparent green and translucent periwinkle blue. I also used fringe beads that are tear drop shaped. I hand-sewed these beads into the lace on both sides so there is little difference as it rotates inside the ornament. For center beads I used Swarovski crystal pearls, crystal clear and wonderfully faceted Celestial Crystals with and without Aurora Borealis coating and faceted and smooth Rondelles in green, blue, gold and clear.

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The result is shimmery, sparkling, brilliant snowflakes inside seamless glass balls! The actual glass ornaments are well made and do not have a fragile feel about them, at all. I had to “man handle” them quite a bit to get the flakes inside. Lol.

You can find the listing here among my other available and made-to-order snow: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnappyTatter?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=10834973

Have cats? Have wee kids? I have ornaments much more delicate than this and I hang them high (of course) but also hang them from the ends of curtain rods and seldom used fan pulls or light shades. Just a few ideas. These are being sold as a set so they will come safely in the packaging of the glass balls. If I ever find another set of glass that is so seamless (and affordable), I may make another set but until then, these will be one-of-a-kind. Let me know if you have questions or would like more photos!

Live, Love, Tat!

J

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Fresh Snow!

I have been working through this fall to list my own snowflake patterns in my Etsy shop, Snappy Tatter. All together I believe I have 17 patterns. One by one I have been tatting, stiffening and taking photos of these new flakes and listing them.  I have made them plain.  (Beaded snowflakes are one-of-a-kind and called “Ice Crystals”.) And they have options of being tatted in two sizes in several different colors. These new flakes are replacing the tatted flakes of another designer that I have been making. I feel it is more appropriate for me to have everything in my shop be my own original styles and patterns at this point. I began tatting other people’s patterns years ago and that is how I became proficient in the art. But now I have been designing ace for half a decade and I am proud that my little business has flourished on that basis. Here is the latest snowflake that can be found in my shop and the link to the listing as well.

~Burst Flake~

All of my new snowflakes come in 1 or 2 sizes and can be made in 10 colors. The quantity listed is up to 3 but I can make more upon request. I am keeping the quantity low so that crazy people that want to deck out their entire tree can’t order 100 of them and I end up tatting snow for 3 months. 🙂

You can find Burst Flake and many other Snowflakes, Ice Crystals and satin Snowballs here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnappyTatter?section_id=10834973

Live, Love, Tat!

Jennifer

Yay! Everybody raise their glass with me!

Yay! A milestone in Snappy Tatter-land. I just had my 400th sale!!! 🙂

I love round numbers!

And I finally have time to get the snow machine rolling around here. My newest Limited Edition Ice Crystal, No.33…crisp, snowy white embellished with Swarovski crystal.  A Snappy Tatter original design!

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This Flake just has to be lucky. 3 is my lucky number and my favorite. I was born 03/23/73. Seriously! At 4:14 AM. Crazy.

Cheers everyone!

Jennifer