Now that my hair is shorter I have gone back to wearing earrings, although my ears are not pierced, but that is no problem I just attach clip-on findings. These are what I have been working on.
I made them without extra beads
But then got carried away and added more beads!
The pattern is from Marilee Rockley's book "Tatted Jewelry" and called Giddy Earrings
The set I wore on Monday night whilst having a meal with colleagues at the Bishop of Winchester's palace were these
Although I did make one or two mistakes on one of them but needed them quickly to wear with this necklace
Amazingly someone recognised them as tatting!
Just to show you that ancient people did wear earrings this is taken from a temple in Java, Indonesia - and I am not sure if they are men or women!
More pop-a-bobbin shuttles have been made and will be arriving at Jane's place shortly
We have also had a consignment of crochet hooks from Japan. It has been the best way to buy them as they have been so expensive to source in the UK. But look where they came from Hiroshima City, a place that will never be forgotten.
To all those across the pond Happy American Independence Day!
As usual an interesting post and wonderful tatting too. Love the necklace and matching earwigs. Happy birthday too.ReplyDelete
Lovely earrings, I love the first ones, and thank you for sharing your wonderful photosReplyDelete
gorgeous earrings. I am sure the look good on you. good that someone noticed the were tattingReplyDelete
interesting place to get the crochet hooks from.
Thank you for the comment on my blog, I wish you to a very happy birthday. I hope you have a great dayReplyDelete
That second pair with the extra beads and gorgeous thread are outstanding! Love the necklace too. And it looks like your birthday so happy birthday!ReplyDelete
What wonderful earrings!ReplyDelete
Lovely earrings! Great necklace too.ReplyDelete
Very pretty earrings. Wonderful that you can whip up a pair when you need something to wear and match your necklace!ReplyDelete
They all look pretty! I think my personal favorite would be the pair with the brown tones and extra beads.ReplyDelete
The necklace is a lovely design enhanced by the shades of greens. How nice to have it appreciated as tatting!
The earring sets are lovely! Love the darker colours in particular. Wow, what a pretty necklace. In fact I'm still admiring the green necklace that you wore while you were here in the pictures we took.ReplyDelete
You are so observant about the relief on the walls of Borobudur. You are right that they did wear earrings in the olden days. If I'm not wrong, both men and women wore these.
I am pleased to read that there is actually someone else on the planet who doesn't have pierced ears! All of the earrings are beautiful, and the necklace is so regal. I'm curious about the Bishop's Palace! You certainly go to interesting places!ReplyDelete
What a spectacular necklace! Did you make it? I just came across your blog and I really enjoy reading it. I recently started a tatting blog as well: straightlacedtatting.blogspot.com I'd love it if you'd stop by to see!ReplyDelete
Thank you esoraleak - yes I did make the necklace the pattern is on my blog, just click on to Button Necklace on the right hand side.ReplyDelete