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.)


  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!

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

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

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

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

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

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

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  11. Bellissima e meraviglioso mi piace molto complimenti e bravissima e possibile avere lo schema della foglia...Grazie mille


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