"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sweetheart Medallion Again

I did Jon's Sweetheart Medallion again.

I really love the other one I did because of the colors in Krystle's threads and the sparkle of the beads, but I think that from an actual tatting perspective, this one is better. The two solid colors make the equal-armed cross stand out more, and even if you're not looking for the cross itself, the whole design just "pops" in solids. Also, the beads I added to the other one, while pretty, made me have to stretch it just a tad excessively when I blocked it so the beads in the middle wouldn't crowd each other; not having beads allows the piece to lie naturally.

I'm very happy with this result. Now I can keep the pretty sparkly one and give this one away instead!

10 comments:

  1. Hi, Miranda,
    You know how I love beads... Well, this time I prefer the pattern without them. In fact, I am heading over to Jon's blog to order this pattern so I can tat it as you have here. It is really pretty!

    Oh dear. Another enabler in my tatting life...
    Fox : ))

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  2. It's very, very pretty. I love how the two colors highlight the cross inside!

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  3. Yup - just sent the shekels... now awaiting the pattern! Than you!
    Fox : ))

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  4. Yeah, Fox, and it's entirely your fault I've been using more beads lately!

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  5. ...beautiful but here's the thing about beads. When I tat, the beads are the furthest thought in my mind and yet I have bazillions (a slight over exaggeration) in my office/craft room. I used to work at Shipwreck Beads and came home with various beads for future plans. Those plans are still in the future! Hahahaha!

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  6. Beautiful motif, lovely combination of colour
    Margaret

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