Monday, 16 September 2013

Necklace for a Friend

Here is a necklace I made as a thank you for a friend.  Tatted in one of my favourite bright turquoise thread:  Lizbeth Ocean Teal Dk, size 20.  It's actually brighter in real life but I tried photo and scan and still couldn't get the shade quite right.  Never mind, it is a wonderful blue!

This is made using my Viola pattern.  I made one in black for myself sometime ago and it does look really pretty as a necklace.

In other news... I won threads from Handy Hands!  I was so delighted!  It's awfully hard to choose though:  so many great colours and in different sizes too.  The colour suggestion I had made was for a variegated orange (autumn and pumpkins are just around the corner) but someone had already suggested a variegated orange.  Lucky for me, they still used one of the oranges from my collection to make a solid:  Coral Orange Med.  I wasn't sure if I'd like it on its own but I do; it's not as pinky as the name suggests and a really nice orange which will be great to use for autumn tatting (it's the one in the bottom right hand corner in the photo).

I think Barb's ongoing colour competition is incredibly generous and I'm always amazed that they keep bringing out new colours.  It's an amazing range of shades and a thread I really enjoy using.

Best wishes,


  1. Lovely necklace! What a great win, that will keep you busy.

  2. Your necklace is beautiful!! :)
    Congratulations!! Can't wait to see all the beautiful things you tat with all those fabulous colors!!! :)

  3. Oh how nice to win and we know it's like gold! It will be fun to see what becomes of it! and the necklace is nice fun gift to receive!

  4. Barb is simply amazing in her contributions to the tatting community! I still can't get over her untiring efforts to get a shuttle manufactured that copied the England Aero. Every time I pick up my Aerlit shuttle I look at it with wonder! Some do have a tendency to lose tension; but it's still an amazing accomplishment! And Lizbeth thread is also a MAJOR contribution. I never dreamed we would have so many color combinations in a commercial thread that is so nice to work with, and which was developed specifically for tatting! I can't even imagine how the variegated threads are manufactured! Congrats on your win, with your color suggestion!

  5. Congratulations on your win, beautiful selection of thread,
    Your necklace looks lovely and in a great colour


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