Blue tatted earrings, tatting, frivolite

Project Description

Who is this project for? Women What are you most proud of? The colors of the beads and thread seem to go well together. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's fun to play with thread, beads, and color! In case you didn't know, there's a tatting course on Craftsy.

What you will need

  • Blue crochet cotton thread size 20
  • metal filigree
  • seed beads
  • 4mm round beads

Q&A with Marilee Rockley

judes-art asked:
This is gorgeous! I'll be going through my bead stash with new appreciation and excitement. Marilee you are giving tatting the "fashion forward" boost it needs to make a huge comeback!
Marilee Rockley answered:
Thanks, but I didn't come up with the idea of adding tatting to filigree. Several other tatters had already been doing it, so that's how I got inspired to try it, too.
vkcarter asked:
Where would I find this pattern?
Marilee Rockley answered:
It's not written up, but if you zoom the photo size, the stitches are fairly easy to see. The filigree that I used in the center is this one: http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/H209117FY
Barbara Fidler asked:
I love the tatted blue earrings. I tat as well, where did you find the metal flower centers. I've been looking at different places and can't find them.
Marilee Rockley answered:
Thanks, the metal flowers are from here: http://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/H209117FY
moshkin asked:
Would you please teach how to weave it with videos
Marilee Rockley answered:
All the tatting techniques used in this project (rings, chains, bead picots, and floating rings) are shown in "Shuttle Tatting", a class I teach here on Craftsy. Here's my affiliate link for 50% off! www.craftsy.com/ext/MarileeRockley_89_H So, once you've learned the techniques, you'll understand how to do this design, it's very easy.
Barbara Fidler asked:
where do you get the metal center piece of the earring?
Marilee Rockley answered: