Monday, January 11, 2010

Tatted Headband

Busy, busy weekend. Projects were approved, others became irons in the fire awaiting approval. To say that I've had a jump start into the year would be, I fear, a gross understatement. Along with the many projects I've already shared, I've got a few more as well my own wandering mind coming up with new ideas.

Over the weekend, I was very nearly bullied into attempting to create opera length tatted gloves. I accused them of insanity, but I know that with the addition of laces it would be possible. However anyone who has done an afternoon of tatting can appreciate the sheer amount of time said project would take. First of course I need to concur the hand portion of the glove itself. I have seem wearable tatted gloves so I know it is possible. I would like my pattern to not simply mimic those so I will not search out the pattern and rather muddle though on my own. Yes, this is another project that will take forever to manifest, so don't expect to see anything any time soon. I'm also contemplating a high end of luxe line full of embellished pieces, again gonna take some precious time.

I will show off the most recent piece to actually sell from my slate of custom pieces. The tatted headband I teased at. I made it with hand dyed thread and a hell of a lot of swarovski beads. I attached ribbon to each end so the whole thing will tie on. In fact I tried it out as a choker as well and it is quite dramatic. This one will definitely be remade and make it's way into the store. It will likely be purple, but will receive a black makeover in the future.

One other interesting project is an exclusive piece for an online store. I made something up to share with them yesterday and it will remain an iron until I hear back. I usually shy away from wholesale entirely not wanting to compete against myself, but this match was right for an exclusive piece...I hope. I'll share more as it develops of course. I know it's early in the year, but here's to this being the start of, let's see...yeah, let's go with greatness.

5 comments:

Thyme2dream said...

Beautiful headband!! I understand your reluctance to start the opera glove,they would be exquisite, but sounds like they would be extremely time intensive.

Trinity Lea said...

the headband is gorgeous!! and GLOVES?! thats crazy!! but im sure they will be amazing!!

Gina said...

You've redesigned this pattern into a headband exceptionally nicely! oh..gloves....made ONE for a contest of tatted gloves once. never made its mate. LOL! It was a small thread though and took forever just for wrist length.

TypsTatting said...

The head band is just lovely and the colour makes it stand out. Margaretha

victats@gmail.com said...

Really like the headband. Once again you keep things elegant.