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!