Thursday, August 2, 2012

Beads and tatting

I've been learning to make tat beaded turtles, and it's been a lot of fun, but I'm not comfortable sharing on the blog, so no pictures.  The tat beaded turtles have got me interested in other types of bead work.  Here's what I've been making.

These are cheap plastic crystals with beaded bezels put on them.  I love it when cheap material and a little craftiness make for such a fun result.  I haven't decided what to do with them yet.  Hair clips? Brooches?  Fancy buttons?

The doily progresses, stitch by monotonous stitch.  I've reached the final row, and I'm struggling with the thread colours.  This is hand dyed thread, made by my kids the last time the dye pots were out.  There is no more to be had, so I have to mix and match as I can.  We'll see how it turns out.