Earring and Necklace for Shuttlebirds

February 8, 2011 10:23 am

One of the classes I’m going to teach during Shuttlebirds this year is a necklace and earring design.  I’ve finally gotten around to tatting up the samples and taking the pictures for the Shuttlebirds website.  The necklace pendant is the original motif from my Variations on a Theme class from last year and the earrings are one of the simpler variations on it.  This little motif is AMAZING.  There’s so many different things you can do with it. It’s also the basis for a number of my different cuff and fingerless glove patterns.  I’m also working on some bigger pieces from it.  One will be a shawl and I think one will end up being a tablecloth.  The most amazing thing about these is that they’re all done in one piece.  NO motifs that need to be joined together.  These are very similar to Jean Younkin’s wedding shawl.  I tried finding a link to it.  It used to be hosted on Georgia Seitz’s website, but the link doesn’t seem to work now. 

I sell the booklet from my Variations on a Theme class from last year on my Etsy shop.  Depending on how much time I have before Shuttlebirds (OMG, less than 10 weeks until the workshop!) I may get around to writing up a bunch of other variations and having the expanded booklets for sell at the workshop.  If I do that what sorts of patterns do you think people would be interested in?  Fingerless gloves? Bracelets?  Small motifs like the necklace pendant and earrings? Should I write up the shawl?

Since the pendant is the original motif I’ve got that one all written up and ready for teaching.  Next step is to do the earrings and maybe tat up a couple of samples with beads.  (They look super awesome.)  Then I need to tackle the prep for my other classes.

5 Responses to “Earring and Necklace for Shuttlebirds”

Tattin' Kat wrote a comment on February 8, 2011

Is there any way to get your pattern if you can’t go to Shuttlebirds? These are beautiful!!! The pendant is beautiful and I would LOVE to make some!!

admin wrote a comment on February 9, 2011

Hi Kat! The two pendants are in my booklet, (as well as about 12 other variations). Once I write up the earrings I’m going to add those as well. The original motif (the one that’s pictured with the earrings) can be found in a couple older books (some with different stitch counts), but I can’t remember which ones now. Anyone else know?

admin wrote a comment on February 9, 2011

Whoops, when I said the “two pendants” in the comment above I had forgotten that I had only linked to the second ones and not shown a picture. Here’s the link again:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46307300/diamond-shaped-pendant-necklace-purple

They are the same idea as the first pendant with the earrings, but expanded out to be twice the dimensions. (The link shows them in size 80) and with beads. I love the look of this pattern with the beads.

Sue wrote a comment on February 17, 2011

Awesome sash belt and bracelet! And great earrings! :)

admin wrote a comment on February 17, 2011

Thanks Sue! I’ve finally gotten started in working up the pattern for the earrings. The diagram is done, now for actually writing out the directions.

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