I was determined to spend the day making and that's what I did. Hidden away from the heat, I tatted the day away. I do really hope this heat wave is the only one this summer though because I do actually hate the feeling of being trapped inside. I mean, it's not like I have places to be and things to do, I just like having the option if I want to leave.
So onto the tatting then. I've used findings like these before, but these ones were domed in the center instead of flat. I only had one in each shade, gunmetal, silver and antiqued copper. I actually have one more domed one in bright copper and a few flat versions lying about in brass, but I am seriously running low on the other findings in copper and brass. I still have tons in silver and tons more in gold tone, but since I personally dislike gold tone, you'll probably never see anything made with those.
I wanted to used size 20 thread for a finer look again, but I have way fewer colors in that size since generally I only use it for rings and earrings. I used charcoal gray with the gunmetal findings and burgundy with the bright silver. I was trying to step outside the black box for the day.
The only bad thing about being so productive is when you don't sell anything the day you work so hard. Don't get me wrong sales have been pretty good lately, but all that work and no sales makes me feel like I worked all day for free. I know that's not how it actually works, but I'm hot and tired, so I guess I'm feeling a little whiny. Okay, now that that is out of my system, here's to another day of new creations, no whining and lots of sales.