We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

~ Walt Disney

05 December 2010

Tatted Hearts & A Bling Ring

It's wonderful to get some tatting done. These are two tatted heart patterns that I adore and so I tatted them for two blogging friends, for our exchanges.

The first tatted heart (left) is a pattern by Ruth Perry, entitled Yellow Heart. The smaller heart is a pattern by Birgit Phelps named Sweetheart. I find them really sweet and absolutely love to tat them. The hearts were tatted in Milford #40 variegated pink/white.

In the last couple of weekends, I did some lessons with a lady who's very talented at beading. She taught me to wrap beads around a carbochon using peyote stitches. Something very interesting and a little challenging for me but this is the result of those sessions. I'm totally blown away by the outcome (and no, the image below doesn't do it justice!).

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. XOXO


  1. Beautiful hearts Valerie! I really love those colors too!

    You made that ring!!!! WoW!!!! Really pretty! Great job!

  2. Val,
    Love your hearts! I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying beading. It's amazing what you can make with beads. Keep up the wonderful creating! Hope your Christmas is full of everything you want!

  3. I wish I had the patience for those sorts of things. The jewelry is really nicely done - great colors and wow - your tatting! Just lovely!


  4. The hearts look great in that thread, but oh that ring is fantastic, it looks great on your blog so must look even better real life. Its amazing what you can do with beads

  5. Thank you, Connie, Judith, Wendy, Ginger, Sally, Diane and Sue. Glad you like what I tatted and the ring. Oh, it's really a first try at weaving the beads and I must say I need more practice to get the tension right. Sorry for the slow response... I'm just recovering from a flu and cough. Much better now. :)

  6. The hearts ARE really sweet! Beautiful patterns, and gorgeous tatting.

    And WWWWWWWWWHOAAAAAA! I am floored over your ring. Absolutely stunning!!!

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. You have to be well enough to wear that ring to someplace fancy.

  7. Love your tatting. Gorgeous Christmas decorations in our other posts!!!


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