With the help of two wonderful test tatters, Jeanne Lugert and Martha Ess, I have written the pattern for it. I will soon post it to my pattern page, where I will sell it and donate all the revenue to the New Mexico Brain Injury Alliance, just as I do with Angels in the Snow.
But first it needs a name, and that's where you come in. All my readers are invited to suggest a name for this pendant. You may suggest as many names as you can think of. I will select my favorite and announce the winner on November 1.
The winner will receive the following:
1. A free copy of the pattern
2. Two sets of the findings needed to make it (one in silver and one in gold)
3. A size 15 (0.5 mm) crochet hook, perfect for making a join with a seed bead
4. A packet of flexible beading needles, perfect for stringing beads onto tatting thread
5. A gift certificate to Artbeads, one of my favorite suppliers of jewelry-making supplies
Here are a couple of tips for suggesting a good title. First, it should be something creative, pretty, and descriptive that will grab people's attention. "Angels in the Snow", the title of my snowflake given to me by Linda Mageske, is a perfect example of this; just don't suggest something like "Tatted Pendant"-- that's boring. Second, don't send in color-based suggestions like "Blue Pendant"; I don't care for titles that imply a piece should be tatted in a certain color.
Make your suggestion by leaving a comment on THIS post. Remember to include a way for me to contact you if you're the winner. If your Blogger profile includes your e-mail address, that's good enough. Otherwise, please include your e-mail in the comment; you can format it as "yourname at e-mailprovider dot com" so the spammers don't pick it up.
Anyone is welcome to enter. As the suggestions come in, I will make a list of the titles separate from who suggested them to make sure my close friends don't get special consideration.
Here are a few others I've made:
And here's Jeanne's:
As you can see, there are all sorts of possibilities for playing with color in this design. And in case you're not the winner, don't worry-- information on where to buy the specialized findings is included in the pattern.
So get cracking and send me some names!
Just to let you know, it may take me a little longer than usual to publish your suggestions. I normally use my phone to publish comments when I'm away from the computer. I'm not doing that with this post, because I'm copying all suggestions into a Word document as they come in, so it's easier to approve them only from the computer. Don't worry, it will be published eventually.
And PLEASE remember to include a way for me to contact you!!! If I can't get in touch with you, you can't be the winner, no matter how good your suggestion is!