Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Prepping for Tat Days

This past week I have seen two other bloggers post about prepping for Tat Days.  They just so happen to be teachers.

Don't be confused, I am not a Tat Days teacher. Even gleeful students (hee, hee, like me!) have some prepping to do: any pre-class homework assignments or technique reviews, emptying shuttles for our classes, winding the newly emptied shuttles (stringing beads), etc.

This year I have chosen to take three (3) classes in Beanile Lace, so I need a minimum of 3 sets of shuttles suitable for beadwork. Off to my shuttle storage containers ISO beading shuttles.

Lo! What did I find?  Last year's unfinished Winter Solstice earrings.  Got those finished up.

This photo was taken from my kitchen table to make use of morning light. In contrast with the pale wood the beads look dark, almost black.  Click on the image for a larger view and you can see they are a gorgeous, deep green.

Here they are photographed under an Ott Lite.  While the shiny, metallic threads, sparkly beads and silk cloth confused the camera's auto-focus, look at the lovely "true" green.

I just love how these turned out. Can't wait for more Beanile Lace projects!

Hope to see YOU next week at Tat Days! 


Crazy Mom! said...

Gorgeous earrings!

Next Thursday - can't wait!!!!

Marilee Rockley said...

Pretty earrings! I am taking a class from Nina as well. See you there!

** jess! ** said...

I will be at Tat Days too, mostly as a vendor, but I am taking a couple of classes as well. :o)
Is it really NEXT week?? I just cannot believe it. I need to get some work done! lol

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...


No, I can't wait!!!

Love the earrings! You going to wear them at Tat Days??

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

You won't see me, but I'll be thinking of all of you and the great fun you're having!

StringyDogs said...

Wonderful! I didn't know you were coming this year! I was with you in Nina's class last year...I was over-whelmed by her techniques.

It will be so good to see you again!

Linda R