Saturday, April 10, 2010

7th Motif - Clover Pendant and Bookmarks

I started the 25 Motif Challenge to learn new techniques. While the clover isn't new to me anymore, turning it into a pendant is. This is the first piece of tatted jewelry I've made.

I made a simple clover/chain motif and added beads to the center rings of the clovers and a charm to the bottom of one of the clovers.

What I found while making the pendant was how versatile small motifs can be. I made a couple more motifs and added them to shepherd's hooks and really like the way they turned out. I've given one of the bookmarks to a friend as a thank you gift and she thought it was lovely.

Click on the photo to see a larger view of my tatting.


Gina said...

Very nice! This is how you end up designing, you know.

Tatteristic's 25 Motif Tatting Challenge said...

LOL - I've never thought of myself as a designer. I participated in one of Sharon's design classes and failed miserably. But I can see how being very familiar with various tatting techniques and repeats like clovers would make it easier to experiment a little and try new ways of putting things together.

Even though it was just a small motif, it was actually fun to see how it came together in the end.

wickedtats said...

they look great! I'm sure the recipient will love it!

Paula C. said...

I love your bookmarks and all the other beautiful things you have tatted. I just found your blog via the 25 motif challenge. I just ordered some of those metal bookmarks to do some tatting for but haven't had time to find the pattern I want to use. I am looking forward to seeing more of your tatting!

Tatteristic's 25 Motif Tatting Challenge said...

Thank you Wickedtats and Paula.

These little square clover motifs are fast and easy and look great. If you used a smaller thread, I think they would also be fantastic earrings.

Melanie said...

What size thread did you use for these? They are beautiful. I might have to make something similar myself.

Tatteristic's 25 Motif Tatting Challenge said...

They're all Lizbeth Size 20. The colors are Western Sunset and Springtime.

Have fun!!