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Swords Into Plowshares tatted necklace

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : Swords Into Plowshares tatted necklace
Swords Into Plowshares tatted necklace
Swords Into Plowshares tatted necklace
Swords Into Plowshares tatted necklace
Swords Into Plowshares tatted necklace

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • tat rings and chains
  • make a join in tatting
  • make a lock join in tatting
  • node stitch (also called Victorian sets)
  • using 2 shuttles
  • floating rings (rings thrown off chains)
  • bead in center of ring
  • split chain

Pattern Description:

The inspiration for this tatted necklace was the Biblical passage "They shall beat their swords into plowshares...." Micah 4:3 and Isaiah 2:4.

I tried to capture in tatting the suggestion of a sword handle with the bottom part flattened into a plowshare, or at least a shovel. The center is colorful and floral-like, an attempt to convey growth and peace. The beads at the center add sparkle and also weight to try to keep the necklace centered.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Tatted piece measures about 8 inches long, and 2 inches wide at center. Total necklace length can be adjusted as desired by adding to or subtracting from the chain length. As written the finished necklace is about 17 inches.

Materials:

  • Size 10 Lizbeth thread: 10 yards solid color, 2 yards green, 3 yards multicolor
  • 2 tatting shuttles
  • Small crochet hook about size 12/.7mm
  • Wide eye beading needle or floss threader
  • A short piece of sewing thread
  • Paper clip
  • 6mm round beads: 1
  • 4mm round beads: 5
  • Size 8 seed beads: 12
  • Top drilled leaf or teardrop beads: 3
  • 5mm to 6mm jump rings: 2
  • 4mm jump rings: 2
  • 9-inch length of necklace chain
  • Small purchased charm for necklace end
  • Necklace clasp


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About the designer

Marilee Rockley has been a driving force in modern tatting. Her designs, which have appeared in various magazines as well as her book Tatted Jewelry, make this Victorian art accessible to ...

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