Sunday, 4 October 2015

Naked Picots!

In some ways I follow my sister when it comes to preference with regard to tatting designs, it is not very often you will see 'naked picots' when Jane has completed a pattern, mostly she will put beads on them, join them or use them to emphasis ears, toes etc.  However, occasionally I do like to see tatting with 'bare picots' because it can show up the laciness of the work and enhance the appearance.   So I began to make some earrings with 'naked picots'.  These are the first of many that I hope to make.


For some reason which I cannot fathom out why,  I have gone mad on pearl beads.  I found a packet of tiny white ones outside a junk shop in a basket, whilst in London recently and used them for these earrings.  I bought some 4 mm strings of coloured pearl beads in Singapore but I am finding it impossible to buy 2 mm from a supplier in the UK, especially coloured ones, so this pearl craze could end very soon!






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  1. I have always liked the look of bare picots! - but one feature of tatting I don't like, and avoid, is bare THREAD! Your pearl earrings are lovely, I hope you will find somewhere to buy the beads you need.

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    1. The awful thing is Maureen I have tons of beads but whenever I embark on a project like this they are not the ones I want!

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  2. Oh, I love these! So elegant! I m a bare picot gal, I guess.

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  3. I love pearl beads, real or fake! One can never have too many pearls in my humble opinion.

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  4. I think pearl and tatting go together there is a place that is very reasonably price and will sell them to you overseas http://www.firemountaingems.com/search/?keywords=pearl+beads they have all the beads you will ever need and they are cheaper if you buy bulk too!

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    1. Thanks Madtatter for the name of a bead company, will search their website. I am more of a discerning bead buyer these days whereas in the past I would buy almost anything, hence too many beads that I never use!

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  5. I think there must be some natural law about never having exactly the right bead and having to buy some more! I hope you can find more pearls, those earrings are lovely. I like bare picots, I think they're airy and delicate.

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    1. Well Jane I am finding it very frustrating not having the right beads when my house is literally swimming in them!

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  6. Love those "pearly" hearts!! :)

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