Sunday, November 16

Working with large pearls while tatting.


As all of you know adding large beads to work can be tedious. I am doing a collar where I am adding 6mm pearls and I was trying to get it on my regular little shuttles. Talk about tedious!!! Still I was trying to work with it but I had just too many pearls for the work I had to do to get safely or securely on the shuttle I was using. Then, I remembered! My friend Sandra sent me some really interesting shuttles from Russia!! I pulled out the middle one, green, and loaded the pearls on it. Talk about AMAZING!! the shuttle is not really any larger than the shuttle I was using but is much much taller! So I loaded my pearls and started tatting. Here is the current result. I am Such a happy TATTER right now!!!

5 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Very pretty!

~Heather~ said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! I love tating with beads.

Gina said...

Good tip. I have one of those tall Russian shuttles and recently bought some large pearls. Wasn't actually planning on tatting with the pearls but I'll keep this in mind.

snowy said...

That collar is going to be amazing.
Serendipity finding the right shuttle for the beads.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty, indeed! I have those shuttles too. I guess I should try them out!