Friday, 26 April 2013

A Tale of Two Necklaces

This is Marilee Rockley's Newcastle Necklace from her Tatted Jewelry Book.  I started it yesterday in blue and only had time to do the first round before I had to leave for the school run.  I wore the first round on its own and thought it looked nice.  In the evening, I set to, tatting the second round.  I first started it in a contrasting colour (an ecru) but didn't like that.  I took it apart and decided to make the second round in the same colour instead.

... and then decided I preferred the necklace with only the first round!

Here is the first necklace with both rounds completed
and with a chalcedony nugget pendant.

And here's what it looks like on:

So I started again and tatted it in black the second time.

Here's the second necklace (one round only)
with a black pearl pendant:

And here's what it looks like on:

I omitted the beads between the large rings on the second version and omitted the outside beads on both versions!  I fancied picots instead of beads.

I think it looks quite different when you add the second round and I prefer the lighter, lacier look of the necklace with one round only.

I do like it and am wearing it today.  Thank you Marilee!  In fact, I very well might make it in a different colour next... something lighter for spring... if it ever comes!

Best wishes,


  1. Very nice. I like both versions.

  2. Lovely design. I look forward to seeing it in a spring-like colour as well.
    Fox : )

  3. Your variations both look fabulous! I'm so glad to see that you're having fun with the pattern :-D

  4. They both look beautiful I think we might be in summer before we get spring, and now it's going to get colder again over the weekend.

  5. So pretty- I love the picots, very delicate!


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