After a long hiatus, I finally feel like tatting again. I've made two new ornaments, both from Jane Eborall motifs.
The first is the OctoStarFlake. I used Lizbeth color 157 Raspberry Frappe, and black, white, and gold seed beads.
I love the way Jane uses beads to make an extremely simple motif look very elaborate. I did make one mistake on this one-- can you spot it?
The other is the new Roundabout Motif. The threads are Lizbeth 163 Blue Ice and 654 Navy, with pale blue beads.
A few of the things that look like beads in the photos are really the heads of the pins attaching the tatting to the ornaments. Also, the Blue Ice thread didn't photograph as well as I would have liked; it has a lot of white in it, so between that and the light reflecting off the beads and pins it got a bit washed out. This ornament looks really nice in real life, though. As always, Jane's use of color in her designs is really stunning; the lock stitch chains make for a totally different look.
Squijum knows what tatting thread is for, too.