Sunday, August 10, 2008

Motif Twenty-Five!

I want to first of all say thank you to all the people who took the time to say such nice things to me about my grandmother. It really helped my get through a bit of a rough patch - obviously, it's still rough, but talking about it really helped, and receiving the responses I did helped even more. One person summed it all up by saying, "your grandmother will live on in every piece you create."

Well, I can't believe I made it all the way to the end...and it only took me 1 1/2 years! The final motif is based on the "Yorkie Dimple" - you'll find information on that here. Obviously, when you first look at a dimpled ring, it looks like a heart. So I just added a few picots, Swarovski crystals, and voila, it looks like a little heart with wings. I think it makes a sweet little earring.

Actually, I figure in the 1 1/2 years since I started this 25-motif challenge blog, I have made somewhere around 1000 pieces of tatting (this must be part of the reason I never seem to have any time to post). I was running the numbers the other day, and in the fifteen years I have had my tatted jewelry business, I figure I have made approximately 10,000 pieces of tatting, and sold about 9650 of them - I have approximately 350 pieces in my inventory at any one time.

It's no wonder my wrists are giving me problems. Chronic problems. This leads me to another subject I'll be talking about in my next post - I plan to keep the blog going, and I'd like to do another 25 motif challenge, although this time I really am going to do more designing of patterns - and I think I will have some more time to do that, as I'll explain in my next post.

7 comments:

Etha said...

oh gosh those are just DARLING!! supah cute earrings ;)

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Well I am sure glad that you are keeping the blog! 10,000 pieces of tatting??? WOW!

Tattycat said...

The earrings are so sweet. I love them! I'm with Sherry - so glad you are keeping the blog. 10,000 pieces of tatting is amazing!

Sharon said...

I was just updating the 25 motif challenge blog marking those that had completed their 25 as done, and I had to check because I remembered your last piece was 24. I think you should start all over again and design 25 new pieces, just because we like looking at them :-)

Tattycat said...

I'd like to second Sharon's motion that you start over!

TattingChic said...

Those are so totally cool! Lot's of possibilities with colors and beads here! Fantastic job, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth said...

No problem, I'm definitely starting over. I just wish I could keep up with posting more consistently! I will try harder.