Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Iro Iro tats and beads

Lately I've been thinking about changing my blog name.. cos Iro Iro no longer only knits, she has been tatting, and beading, and lately seriously contemplating making bears again.

This is what I've been up to in a sudden burst of inspiration - all in like 2 days.

Tatted using : (left) Oren Bayan thread, motif from Blomqvist and Persson's book, (right) "Forest" in Size 80 from Yarnplayer, Christmas tree motif from an old booklet. This is my first time using Size 80 thread and I have to say, it's not for me... I much prefer the crispness and solid feeling of Size 30 knots!

Stitchmarkers! This was what started the whole beaded jewellery craze for me.... I've been practicing those triple loop headpins (those flowery looking ones) cos I love the look so much. The last 3 markers are a combination of beads & tatted motifs.

Christmas themed earrings in Green and Red ... I like 'em long and dangly so these are gonna be for me.

Pendants. From top left : Egyptian Nile (the wire wrapping and color combi just reminds me of Egypt), Mistake Key (cos I made so many mistakes that the wire kept getting cut shorter and shorter and in the end there was only space for 3 little seed beads), Oriental Xmas (christmassy colors in jade and clear quartz), and bottom : Green Chalcedony on silver.

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