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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ice Drops are Little Wonders!

Yup they sure are!
This is the second variation by Lace-Lovin' Librarian.

A pretty white snowflake with a clear Turquoise Glass Glob.

My Hand Dyed Thread in a very slightly variegated pale turquoise blue/green.
With sparkly white colour lined beads.
The Glass Pebble is a gorgeous Turquoise blue green with an AB coating.
It look so pretty in real life.

I have tatted these two in the same colours as the previous variation to let the pattern stand out rather than being influenced by new colours.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ice Drops getting to be stunning!

Lace- Lovin' Librarian
sent me a great selection of her designs for more complicated Ice Drops.
This was the first that I chose to make.
She gave them names but they are just the colours that she used…I think.

Turquoise clear Glass Glob
Turquoise beads
My hand dyed thread

AB coated Turquoise Glass Glob,
Turquoise beads,
White Coats Mercer thread size 20

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Ice Drop a little bit fancier!

Beginning to get the hang of these cute little thingies.
Lets try a few frilly picots.

5 Graduated Picots, my hand dyed thread and a clear Diamante Disc.

5 Graduated Picots, yellowish AB Glass Glob
and my Rainbow Bright Hand Dyed thread.
7 Graduated Picots, clear Diamante Disc
and my Sweet Shop Hand Dyed Thread.
Even prettier, I think.

Getting better every day.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

More little Ice Drops!

Oh yeah! Here I go.
Still on the basic simple ones today.
Here they are:-
This Glass Glob is transparent. Yesterdays had an AB type coating.

This one is tatted in my hand dyed thread Coral Reef,
I dyed a big batch of it last year as it's one of my favourites.

Looking around for something else to encapsulate I came across
this Diamante sew on plastic gem. It's a little too small….
I could of course use finer thread or alter the stitch count.
Not quite as globular as the glass ones but it does sparkle.
Easily available and comes in lots of lovely colours.

More to come

Friday, May 19, 2017

Blogging Again

Oh dear, I can see that another whole year has gone by since I wrote a blog post.
A whole lot of water has gone under the bridge.
A new hip.
A whole lot of tatting has been done
Plus so many other crafts.

The question is where do I start
A wise friend

So here goes.
I am addicted to Lace-Lovin Librarian's

She very kindly sent me her patterns and Tutorial.
Searching for Glass Globs/Gems/Pebbles where I live is almost impossible.
A few come into charity shops.
I have tried Candle shops,Flower shops,Aquarium shops to no avail.
So I have to use what I already have until my internet order arrives.

My First Ice Drop
The tutorial was great.