Monday, September 1, 2008

Another Day, Another Mask

I caught a bug this weekend and not the good kind. In fact it took out my entire family. I'm tired and less than 100% but I still managed to finish the newest in my mask line. This one matches my diamonds in lace choker. Not that you'd need to have the choker to make the mask work, but I think it really completes the look. I'm having so much fun coming up with these designs and I hope that they are well received so I can justify their further creation.

Part of the reason I started making these pieces was to fill up time that was reserved for stocking my etsy store. Since I've already made duplicates of many of my items and I have a bunch of pieces made for both the Steam Powered convention and the future lollishop venue, I needed to move in another direction just to keep my creative juices flowing. I've decided that a stock of three or four different masks will make for a good "line", so once I've finished those I will have to come up with an entirely new idea.

I've made hats, scarves, cuffs and now masks. What else can I make with tatting? Something that is unique, quick and wearable? Well, the keyword there is wearable and I think I've got a few more ideas in the pipeline. I was thinking fingerless gloves, maybe a shrug or caplet. Then I was thinking, how else can I use tatted pieces. There are many high priced independent designers using lace to embellish simple tank tops and dresses and getting top dollar for them. I wonder if I have the patience to work with clothing in that manner. Mine would be unique simply because I would be making the lace myself. It's a scary prospect every time I think about moving in another direction. Is that too many product lines for me to ultimately handle? I really don't have the answer, but now that the idea has entered the public arena, I will have to follow through. That's just the way that I roll.

7 comments:

SewMuchDetail said...

Wow these are amazing!! You do such gorgeous work!! Love them! Hope you feel better soon!

Cathe said...

These masks are unbelievable. Your work is so beautiful. Get well soon...

Gina said...

Reminds me of Catwoman! Beautiful!

:-) Gina

ourgreatgreenglobe said...

These masks are amazing- such detail!

missknits said...

wow that mask has to be about the neatest thing i have seen! awesome and beautiful work!

ChatonDesigns said...

Beautiful work! Hope you and your family are feeling better soon >^.^<

Waterrose said...

I love the new mask. It looks like a crown it crossing the bridge of the nose. I think that adding tatted pieces to clothing would be beautiful. It would be great on a really high end wedding gown or veil. Or, how about some veils on vintage hats.