Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Lost Earring

This is one of my daughter's favourite pair of earrings.  I had made them for her in "Leaf Green" a few years ago but she lost one.  Unfortunately, I'm out of Leaf Green at the moment so I re-made her a new pair in "Fern Green Med" (Lizbeth).


I really like this pattern.  The layered construction gives body to the earrings and they keep their shape nicely.  I sometimes add a large pearl in the centre but this is how my daughter had her original pair so I remade the same.

Do you have a favourite earring design that you keep coming back to?  I'd love to hear what it is!

Best wishes,
Frivole

16 comments:

  1. Hello. I think u are amazing at what you do. Just decided to give a try to shuttle tatting after I saw one of your videos in a browsing "sesion" .. Could you advise where I could buy the pattern for the Square Elegance and if there is a version that replace the metal part with a central tatting motif?. Most appreciated

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    1. Hello, welcome, and thank you! I hope you'll enjoy learning to shuttle tat. The pattern is available in my Etsy shop (link in right side bar). As for a version without the metal finding... that's an interesting idea, maybe I should work one out. Let me think about it and I'll get back to you.

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    2. Thank you... Already purchased the pattern and trying to see if I can replace the metal but being a new starter proves to be a bit fiddling 😅

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  2. They’re very pretty. It’s interesting that the layering helps keep the shape. I’ve rather gone off tatted jewelry after some of mine stretched and didn’t hold the shape.

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    1. Hi Jane, yes, I agree that without stiffening, one layer tatting is often too soft to keep its shape when worn as jewellery (especially earrings where they more about a lot, get caught in hair, etc.) That's why I often add beads to earrings to give them more strength and weight or else use layers as in this case which really helps give "body" to the lace.

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  3. The earrings are lovely! I made earrings for my mom several years ago, but I can't remember what pattern I used. I do remember that I used beads to help give them shape and a little weight. Neither of us wears earrings any longer, so I haven't had too much interest in making them. I can still admire ones made and worn by others!

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    1. I love earrings and as I enjoy making them too, I can always make a new pair in the right colour or shape to add to my collection! :-)

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  4. Beautiful earrings! Can I ask what the pattern is called?

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    1. Hello Anne, the pattern doesn't really have a name (I probably need to find one!). It's based on an Edwige Renaudin idea from her book "La Frivolité aux Navettes". She has lots of exercises in her book on how to do various joins and a motif very similar to this was used for her explanations. I thought the motif would look great as earrings. :-)

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  5. Thank you for explaining! I think I have to see if I can't find that book too, and see what I can learn!

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  6. Earrings do tend to lose their partner and lucky for your daughter, you could make her another pair. They are beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful! I have leaf green if you’d like me to send some!

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