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.)
I have been diligently tatting here in my home studio. Adding fresh fall and winter designs to my Etsy shop. I haven’t been blogging as much as tatting and having company here.
My father came last weekend with Squirt’s (the water dragon) new home which I have taken photos of and plan to post about soon.
My husband has finished hand making a large wooden cooking spoon and I will be dedicating a post to him and his spoon making talent soon as well.
Also-I will be having another guest artist that I think everyone will enjoy. I have to get her questions out and the post formatted so hopefully I can introduce you to her by next week.
For some reason my regular life just seems so busy. I am going somewhere most days and weekends are full of company, family and gardening. I guess being busy is not a bad thing but I like life to go slooooow. Days are whizzing by. I have also been overwhelmed with Etsy’s new change to relevance being the default search for the site. I have had to go through all 166 listings and change tags, titles and descriptions to make myself more relevant to this search option. Frankly, it’s a little depressing that I am not as relevant as before. Sniff. So that has made me crazy busy. And just crazy.
I did notice that my pages in my menu to the left for Cocktail rings, Brooches and Barrettes disappeared and I have returned them to the top of the menu today. I probably had some intention of moving them and then life just carried me away before I finished. That seems to be the theme in my life lately. I am floating around like an Autumn leaf.
Speaking of which, here is my latest work, please click on the photo for more description and photos on my Etsy site:
For this Maple leaf I tatted with gold colored silver-lined seeds all around the edge and a mixture of gold and green down the stem. Tatting and beading in this manner is slow but so worth the time. The leaf edges seem dipped in gold.
Birch Leaf Earrings
My original Birch Leaf pattern with glass rocailles tatted all around the edges. They have a natural look to them that I am really enjoying. I used the finest cordonnet, size 80, and made the pattern a little smaller to get 1.25″ long earrings.
A New PIXIE Butterfly Pin
Heavy black cordonnet embellished with silver lined gold glass in the wings and a brilliant Swarovski Bi-cone crystal in the center. This little bugger will join my other PIXIE Pins I have listed.
And the Snow machine has started as I am recreating some of my patterns from last year to figure out time and consequently price. I have a lot of satin balls to cover and hope to start designing some new flakes when we go for another cabin vacation in October.
And I got new adjustable ring bases in. Antique bronze and Platinum coated metal that adjusts from 6.25 to 8. These will be replacing the agate base rings that I have now because they are adjustable. I am pleased with the quality and look of these ring bases. I have been hesitant to add adjustable bands because I could not find a quality or look I liked. So now my current Cocktail Rings with the Agate Stone Base on Etsy are 25% off. There are only five left and you can find them here.
First, I made one for myself because frankly… I just wanted one.
Silver 8-petal Flair flower with clear glass beading tatted around the edge that has Aurora Borealis coating (a permanent clear, multicolor effect). Very pale mint green beads around the large white glass pearl and Turquoise rondelles that have been coated with a very shiny resin around the center. I love it and it will go with a lot of my turquoise and black and green clothes….and brown, red, orange….
The Dare Cocktail Ring
This is the first time this ring style has been on Etsy. It has sold at shows and at the Blue Heron Art Gallery and is one of my favorite ring designs because I have long thin fingers. Black cordonnet with gold and grape colored glass beading tatted into the design. Deep purple crystals and a large light bronze Czech glass round embellish the center.
Flair Cocktail Ring
The original 6-petal Flair flower design embellished with dark pewter glass around the edges and Hematite through the center on a Platinum coated band. It has a nice weight to it with the Hematite stones.
And a new one…The Cosmos Cocktail Ring
This new design is four graduated layers of beaded tatting in 6 petals. Reminds me of the simple Cosmos flower. A frilly purple Teeny Tat embellishes the center with a large jet black Crystal. I’m liking it. It looks very wide on my hand but my hands are very very small.
I hope everyone has enjoyed my babbling and gallery of new work. I will be adding to the menu to the left as I have time and posting more about Snappy Tatter-land when I can.
Sometimes, when I sit down in the evening to tat I am just in the mood for something a little simpler. Snowflakes are a good past time. I work from my own pattern book and typically change something every time I work. More picots, longer chains, bigger rings…different cord. It is amazing how even small changes can impact the overall design of a tatting pattern. The Snowball (No.8) shown above is one of my simplest patterns frilly-fied. I added uniform picots to the rings wherever I could creating a pleasantly textured flake. The rings at the points are reversed so the picots lay flat and hug the satin ball. I love the Mallard Blue color with the snow white flake on it. It has been embellished with glass pearls in the rings.
The No.12 Snowball was truly a unique delight to design. I wanted the effect of crystalized flurries. I made many Teeny Tats (tiny picot-ed rings) and secured them with AB coated Celestial Crystal. After spending a considerable amount of time tacking the Teenies to the ball I felt there just needed to be a little bit of something more…whimsical life. In come the wee PIXIE butterflies-peach in color with glass beaded wings and pink Swarovski crystals in their middles. I finished off this PIXIE wonderland with a few clusters of tatted leaves embellished with more Swarovski. It is a delight to my eyes.
I will be listing all the Snowballs as I make them in my menu to the left.