Elsa created the BABO (Baroque-Bohemia) bracelet earlier this year and her sister wanted a longer version for a necklace. To make it more adjustable she added a string of split rings and finished it off with Swarovski drop colour "Erinite", together with 4 mm round beads.
Diane tatted this Ice Drop, but it was too large for six rings so she did 7, which made it kind of loose so that the gem pops out easily. She researched tatting with a cabochon and than tatted this little piece as a backing, but it was too small so she just tied it off and hung it on the tree. Her next attempt was much better and she likes the way the back encloses the cabochon. She couldn't remember how she did the last one, but luckily it doesn't matter because it still looks great. Another version of the Ice Drop that adds a little bulkiness. This one ended up with three layers on the edge, (personally I think it makes it look more like a rose). She keeps making variations because she can't remember what she did before so she went back to the original design which shows more of the gem, but she misses the pretty backing. She finally wrote out her instructions and has included pictures to show how it's done on her blog. She wanted to have one Ice Drop on each branch or her little silver tree so she's done them all in an assortment of colours. Here's her tree all decked out and ready for gift giving.
Lilas has done a review of Kou Nanami's book of Tatted Lace Accessories which have been translated into French, although the one on shuttle tatting oya has not been, the diagrams are very clear.
Margaret has been having some eye injections so she scheduled some posts while she was away and hopefully when the procedure is done she'll be able to do more tatting. The first is the Mary Konior Spinning Wheel mat she completed in Lizbeth size 20, Falling Leaves. The cross is a pattern, Cross of Sevens by Robin Perfetti, done in Lizbeth Green Coral Sea size 20. The 14th Day of December snowflake is in Lizbeth no 20 white.
Marie made her Bow Tie Brooch with a slight variation in a different colour. Another variation, this time to her "Royal" earrings. The "Princess" pendant pairs up with them nicely. Her Christmas tree is already decked out with tatting. This snowflake called "Vierling" is from "Happy Occhi," by Petra.