Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sun Catcher

Here is a sun catcher tatted up with Lizbeth 156 Watermelon. The pattern is by Nancy Tracy and very easy to work up. I added a few glass beads in the center but did not read the pattern and there is an odd number of picots. So the last two picots have no beads and decided to put them at the top to balance it out. A designer touch!  Nancy used a 3 inch ring and I used a 4 inch ring. In order for the tatting to be attached I tatted another row of chains with about 8 picots per chain section and that worked out. The tatting was attached with invisible thread and a bell at the bottom. It is very pretty in a window.

9 comments:

Ruby said...

Pretty! Great job on modifying the pattern to fit.

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Smart thinking to balance the bead placement like that. Also love the bell. I'm sure it looks great in your window. BTW, Jane Eborall has a great tutorial on how to add beads in when you forgot to plan ahead or just messed up your plan. My mistakes most often fall into the latter category. ;)

Miranda said...

That's wonderful! I love how you were able to modify it to make it work for you. The bell is a nice touch, too.

God's Kid said...

What a lovely summer suncatcher! :)

Julie R said...

Very pretty...I love the motif and colors you used. My grandmother used to make quite a number of suncatchers like this...I loved them. I think I'll have to give it a try if I can find some rings to work with :-)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

I love the watermelon thread, and the extra chain fills in the area nicely! These sun catchers in rings are so appealing.

PS: The rattlesnake story freaked me out!

Katy said...

Linda!!! Your tatting never fails to amaze me! This is really beautiful. One of these days I'm going to take you up on tatting lessons!!! Hugs,
Katy

Jimmy said...

Indeed, an amazing work! I almost heard wind chimes when I imagined this sitting some place sunny. Very nicely done, keep it up! :)

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Pamela Joy Purses said...

such beautiful talent!! thank you for sharring it with us!