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Monday, October 13, 2014

Cameo With Occhi / Frivolite / Tatting

West Pine Creations gave me courage and some directions (in books she sells) then I took it a little further. 

This was challenging for me, the shell was curvy and cut at angles.  I found this on eBay here

So I did what I call "freestyle tatting" where I just make it up and hope I add lots of picots.

I made a padding for the back and sewed together and felt with stuffing inside, I used the brown to change the pink in the shell to match the lizbeth brown size 80 thread I am using.

I finished the back and will be adding more tatting for the necklace part.  I will be ordering larger thread to attach to this smaller to handle the weight.


15 comments:

  1. I like your idea to add a padding for the back, it is also a protection for the shell. Great freestyle tatting!

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    1. Yes, I do feel better that it will not break!

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  2. Love the padding idea and your free style tatting, yes she has inspired me now everytime I see brooches on sale I am looking to see if I can attach tatting and do anything with them. I found two in the market the other day so now working in colours for them. She is great inspiration
    Margaret

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    1. yes very fun to look at what she comes up with!

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  3. Very nice idea! I like it :)

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  4. Weer zo mooi! Haakje eraan en je hebt een prachtihe hanger voor een ketting!
    mooi Carolynn

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  5. I just love it! Fantastic job! Love the way the tatting incorporates the flow of the hair.

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    1. Thanks I had fun with this and going to keep working on it too.

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  6. This is unique and very inspiring. I love the enormous diversity of your ideas.

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    1. Thanks I really wanted to try what I was imagining.

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  7. Hi.
    Wow I admire your patience. You do wonderful work.

    Marion

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