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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: https://www.etsy.com/listing/75376343
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.
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: https://www.etsy.com/listing/97073293
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.
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: https://www.etsy.com/listing/85644340
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: https://www.etsy.com/listing/65462323
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.
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: https://www.etsy.com/listing/102527398
Oh! And I can’t forget the Daisy Bobby for my hair!
More Bobbies and Barrettes: http://www.etsy.com/shop/SnappyTatter?section_id=10229099
So that’s what I wear when I actually leave the house!
I LOVE being able to work at home. I love that I set my hours, my goals, and stay in my pajamas till noon. I like to drink half a pot of coffee, eat lunch when I am hungry and bounce around my studio trying to get ten things done in the short amount of day I seem to have. And I love the company of my two kitties, Mac and BeBe. Continue reading