The jewelry a Snappy Tatter wears…

I rarely have time to make myself my own jewelry. After years of designing, you would think I would have a mountain of work. Not so, my friends. I do have a few pieces that I wear constantly or on special occasions. I am never an excessive person by any means and the designs I have made for myself have been out of necessity or as a personal birthday gift.

So here’s my gallery of what I wear along with links to current listings that are similar in my Etsy shop:

One of the first designs I created was a dragonfly. This is my Majestic Dragonfly pendant in red with glass beading and Sterling:

A Dragonfly in Teal and Black in my Etsy shop:

I wear the first asymmetrical Simplicity necklace I ever made. Rings graduate to the center where a round silver pendant hangs and then stay the same smaller size around the other side. The asymmetrical necklaces I make now have a more extreme graduation and dramatic difference in the sides.

These black Simplicity bracelets are graduated and made in the same style: &

Simple Drip earrings in black and pewter that I wear anywhere, anytime.

Tons of different Drips can be found here: Rings, Earrings and Pins

I have had the original Embrace Bracelet for years and wear it with everything. The magnetic clasp is ridiculously strong!

A larger, bolder, silver version in my shop:

I have a black version of my Gerber Daisy with a large CZ in the center, silver-lined glass and twisted tube beads. I couldn’t resist keeping it when I made it! If I remake it I will use a slightly heavier cord next time.

The Gerber Daisies and the Sunflower in my shop: Lilac Gerber Daisy & Pink Gerber daisy & Sunflower

And I had to make myself a Dandelion! This one has bright yellow beading through out its fluffy layers. People look closely at it and remark, “is that a…dandelion?”.  The bail and chain were removed so I could clean it. That will be shown in a later post about tatted lace care.

A similar pattern, the Mum Cocktail Ring:

The first Enchanted pattern I made was for myself for a special night out. With Hematite beading, shell discs and dangling Hematite tubes, I get so many compliments when I wear this.

I have an Enchanted Necklace available in the Snappy Couture collection of my Etsy shop that is in silver cord with tons of Sterling and pewter glass beading:

After making dozens of fancy Cocktail Rings, I bought adjustable bases and made myself one to go with a blouse that has turquoise in it. The matching earrings are a newer design that, like my Cocktail Rings, are simple in concept and time-consuming in the execution.

I have many different styles of tatted and beaded Cocktail Rings in this shop section: Rings, Earrings and Pins

My Diana Butterfly goes everywhere with me. She rests on my blouses, coats and sweaters. And She gets so many compliments from people that don’t realize she is a handmade, tatted lace butterfly!

In my Etsy Shop I have a purple Diana Stickpin, a custom color Diana with wings that are fully beaded around the entire edge and many other styles of butterfly pins in this shop section: Tatted Butterfly Jewelry

For last year’s art show in May I wore a rusty orange top and wanted a fancier piece to show off. This design was inspired by my Flurry design which is multiple frilly Dainty Flakes tatted together and heavily beaded. In one of my favorite color combos of dark Terra Cotta, light copper, dark gold, ivory and gold, this design blends well with my warm skin tone. Everyone at my show that year loved this set.

Flurry necklaces can be found here: &

And lastly, my favorite work, the double MOD cuff and matching earrings. Embellished with Hematite beads and gunmetal bead caps, I wear this daily with everything. It feels like a bold, strong statement and it’s right up my alley.

There are many MOD style items in my shop including earrings, pendants and bracelets. The MOD Bracelet in cream:

Oh! And I can’t forget the Daisy Bobby for my hair!

More Bobbies and Barrettes:

So that’s what I wear when I actually leave the house!



How Blog followers can make sure their contest entry counts

Hello Snappy Tatter-land followers! I wanted to let everyone know that although I see when someone new is following my Blog (by number count) I do not always see your name or avatar based on your privacy settings and whether you are logged in to WordPress. So if you have hit the “follow” or “Subscribe” button so that you can be entered in my Diana Butterfly Stickpin Give-away, you must also leave a comment on the actual Blog post so I know who you are and that you would like to participate. Comments on any page or post other than the original does not count towards the contest-but is much appreciated!

I set my contests up this way so that people who are not interested in the contest can still comment freely and the contest will be filled with entrants that are excited to win the prize.

If you would like to go stealth-mode and not be identified, send a message to my email that you are an anonymous follower and I will be happy to give you the two entries that followers get!

Here is the original post with the original rules: Diana Butterfly Stickpin Give-away.

Cheers everyone!



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

Cheers everyone! Let’s have some fun!