Thursday, June 18, 2015

The big reveal - - nuntium centesimum septuagesimum sextum

The dremel, the bracelet and now tatting....

Wrist Garden
I'm calling it a Wrist Garden.  (What a cheesy name!) and my lovely 15-year old daughter is the hand model.   It's all Lizbeth 20 Leaf Green Med, Purple Med (same as Quatrain) and Purple M (something cut off!)  The roses are from Jeanne Lugert's wonderful pattern and the leaves are from Frivole's pattern although I inadvertently modified it.  (What an attention span!)

It's not what I envisioned though.  I think the leaves are too much.  Even on a more "mature"wrist, it's overwhelming.  Sigh.

Here is the tatting:

And then we tried it in her hair!

I have a strict rule about not putting my children on the internet but I wish I could break it. She is breathtakingly lovely.

Elder daughter may convert it to a necklace.  Maybe then it wouldn't be so much.  Good thing I have talented kids!

I've designed a new leaf and will try again.  (I hesitate to say designed, it's more just modified the original.)


11 comments:

  1. I think it's lovely, and since the leaves on all of our bushes overtake the flowers, I don't find the leaves to be too much. However, I am looking forward to your modifications!

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    1. That's a very good point! I may leave (pun intended) this one and just make a new one.

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  2. Beautiful! thank you for using my pattern. The leaves can be large or small or medium, it is all in what you want the end result to be. I do agree the leaves on it are a bit big for a bracelet, but as a necklace they may be just the right size.

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  3. I think this would be beautiful with a prom gown! Kind of like a wrist corsage, but maybe those are old-fashioned now? Really lovely design. That's a lot of tatting in those roses!

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  4. I love this the way it is and it is beautiful perfect for this time of year, I too made a garland necklace on my blog, I like the wrist one and that you placed it in with the bracelet for strength. I like your leaf pattern and you can say you were inspired by the other pattern too.

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  5. So pretty - the flowers and leaves work well together. I can well imagine it being worn as a garland on the head, especially for bridesmaids - your daughter is wearing it more like a head band but still very attractive.

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  6. It's absolutely lovely! Not too much leaf at all, in my opinion.

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  7. I think it would actually make a wonderful necklace!

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  8. Lovely pattern, works well as a bracelet and I am sure it would look stunning as a necklace.
    Margaret

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  9. Magnifique, j'adore l'effet "volume" !

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gratias maximas- it's wonderful to hear what you have to say!