Sunday 8 September 2019

New Earrings

That's it:  summer's over!  It just went by too quickly.  Everybody is soon returning to their studies (some have already).  I made a batch of blackberry jam from the hedgerows today and also apple and blackberry crumbles and pies.

I wanted to make a new pair of earrings for my daughter.  She does like my tatted earrings and wears some frequently so I thought it would be nice to come up with a new design for her.  I decided to use a plastic ring for the centre to give the earrings more stability and weight, and to help them keep their shape when worn.  I drew an incredibly quick sketch (you can see how dreadful it looks!) and then just started tatting.  The pink version is the first one I made to test the idea and then I made the burgundy pair (one of her favourite colours).

(sorry, evening photos, lighting not very good)

Yes, I think I'm happy with those.
It's late evening now so I'll look forward to seeing them on her ears tomorrow!

Best wishes,


  1. Fabulous earrings!!! :)
    Your sketch can't be too bad if it produces such fabulous earrings!!! ;)

  2. Wow, they are beautiful! Maybe the pattern will be n your shop?

  3. Wonderful! I do think the plastic ring is a good idea.

  4. Fantastic! Love the shape! Your daughter has a very talented mother!!

  5. Beautiful earrings! Using the plastic ring for stability is a great idea!

  6. Wunderschöne Ohrringe für Ihre Tochter
    Ein großes Kompliment

  7. They are lovely and I'm sure your daughter's friends will be envious. I've often wondered how to cover a ring. Perhaps you could show me at our next Tatting Day?

  8. Just lovely! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Beautiful and a lovely design
    Sorry for the late comment I have been away


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