I can show this year's Mother's Day gift early, because I've already given it. I'm seeing her now, but not on Mother's Day.
This is Marilee Rockley's "Carnival" pendant, from the book Boutique Tatting. I used Krystledawn's "Of Berries and Fairies" HDT, which contains nearly all of my mom's favorite colors. The small seed beads are Miyuki delicas silk finish in a very pale blue. The slightly larger mauve-y ones are Czech, and I think the large round one is also Czech. I'm not sure about the make of the teardrop, but it's such a beautiful shade of blue (this photo does not do it justice) that after I had used this one I had to go back to the bead shop and buy some more for my own stash.
By sheer coincidence, this pendant happens to look perfect with the dress my mom is planning to wear to my cousin's wedding.
P.S. I gave my Grandma the Five-Petal Pendant yesterday. She was quite thrilled with it, and thinks that the magnetic clasp is the neatest thing ever.
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