Wednesday, 9 January 2013

New Tatted Earrings

~New Etsy listing~

'Cheya' handmade chevron earrings in tatting. 
I created each in a blend of neutral tones. The top is in ivory, the middle chevron is in cream and the bottom chevron is in ecru.

Each earring features a gold Czech glass teardrop bead at the base. They hang from gold plated earwires. 

You can purchase them in my Etsy shop here.

What do you think? These were so much fun to make. I've got some cool ideas for this design in the pipeline so watch this space!

Heather xx

Currently reading: The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
Currently listening to: The Huntress by Mediaeval Baebes

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. How was your Christmas break? We spent most of the time visiting family and friends, watching films and eating chocolate.

I may have been on holiday but my brain decided to keep thinking up ideas. Consequently I have several new pages of doodles sitting by my table. Here are a few teasers of what I'll be working on in the next few weeks:

Yesterday afternoon I started planning out a new napkin ring pattern. I'm happy with the size so I think I can go ahead with the 1st prototype. I should be able to do that today so expect some pictures very soon on my Facebook fan page. Hopefully if it works the design can then be used for coasters.

Next: original patterns! I had hoped to list some before Christmas but I was so busy with orders that I couldn't. I'm now aiming to have some up by mid January.

I'm trying to think big this year with some designs. Each of these will most likely take me about a week to tat. I'll start on the 1st one next week and see how I go from there.

There are also some smaller creations in the pipeline. I recently bought some stunning handmade bead drop charms that I've incorporated into one of my current earring designs. I'm so excited to show you the result!

Bookmarks and cuffs are two areas I also want to expand on.

As you can see it's going to be a very busy month for me. You can follow my progress on here, on twitter and Facebook.

Have a great day,
Heather xxx