Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Feeling The Need...

...For Beads!

#4/100 Motif Challenge
Myra Piper Motif  #40 Lizbeth

I had to tat something small, beaded and pretty; this filled the bill. I really like the way I now add 4 beads, instead of three, to the picot in the middle.

If you look closely, there are gold beads at the inside and three pink-toned at the top. The centre beads are plain pink. That is three different kinds of beads in a motif measuring under 21/2 inches!

Update on the Honey Napkin

Beads added here too.
I found some that do not stand out but add just a hint of glitter. 
Thanks Miranda. Seems your gift will go on for years!


33 comments:

  1. Oh, I like how you've added the beads in both projects! They do add a hint of glitter and I'm sure their sparkle shows much more in person.

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    1. Thanks, Marilee!
      Beads are like tonic to me!
      Fox : )

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  2. This is just amazingly beautiful! I went to the link for the blog the pattern came from, how did you translate it? Is there a link to the pattern itself? I LOVE patterns with rosettes in the middle of them and you've done such a wonderful job on it.

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    1. Carol,
      What you have to do is to download the photos, which have the stitch counts printed on it - look closely! There are no written instructions - just the photos.
      Fox : )

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    2. Hi Carol, I use translate.google.com you can copy and paste a websites URL into the box, and then click on the translation. it will translate the whole blog or website for you. while the translations are perfect it works pretty well.

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    3. Thank you ladies! I just love that doily and while I don't think I'm that talented as yet, I would love to have the pattern for when (and if) I become so. :-)

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  3. Fabulous motif!!! :)
    Love that honey napkin!!! :) Love how the center looks like a tatted flower surrounded by a tatted snowflake!! :)

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    1. Hi, Sue,
      Glad you are liking the Honey Napkin. It is a simple design (so far!) but very pretty, I think. : ) Fox

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  4. I'm speechless again for all the tatting that you accomplish! I'm now starting to buy seed beads and hope I have the patience for them in my small projects. As for large doilies, I'll just enjoy watching from afar!

    The four beads look good on the motif!

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    1. Kathy, I sometimes wonder what I would do id I could not tat. Way too much danger of introspection... Not good! Got to keep that bouncy brain focussed!
      Fox : ))

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  5. Oooh - I love the red you've added! Just enough to give it a pop :)

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I just love that shade of red...
      Fox : )

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  6. I like the small motif, and your Honey Napkin is going to be spectacular. very nice addition of the small beads.

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    1. Thanks, Ladytats,
      Also, good suggestion for Carol.
      Fox : ))

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  7. Lovely! Every once in a while I pull out a tube of beads and think... what would Fox do with these? Then I gently put them away. Like Scarlet O'Hara, I think... tomorrow is another day!

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    1. Phooey!
      Give it a go.
      In blue!
      Dare you!
      Fox : ))

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  8. Oh, I like your works with beads!!!
    This small colourful motif raised my spirit today :)

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  9. oh Fox, I don't see the beads ! too small for me ! but I love the solors and your work is perfect !
    have a nice day
    ancolie (France)

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Ancolie!
      Bien sûr, je dois toujours porter mes lunettes!
      Fox : ))

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  10. Hi Fox

    Love your little motif gorgeous with the beads
    Your mat is coming along lovely, mine has stopped for fluffies, but I will catch upon sibyl after Christmas
    Love to Gian,
    Take care
    Hugs
    Margaret

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. What is “catch upon sibyl” from? Never heard it before.
      xxoo Fox : O

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    2. It's the iPad making up words again. I will catch with the mat possible after Christmas

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    3. Phooey! And here I though I was at least going to learn some really cool Rhyming Slang! (I like it anyway - might use it - catch upon Sibyl - hmmmm.)
      Fox ; O

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  11. I love beads and tatting together. Both pieces are beautiful!!

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  12. Very pretty indeed! Your use of beads is so subtle it really adds something to the pattern. The honey napkin is awesome too.

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  13. Lovely, as always! You inspired me too, and I used beads that was in my latest tatting (shown in my blog - I may even get into a weekly blog posting rhythm? Who knows!)

    I had never used several beads on the same picot, I felt it was too crowded - but with the one on the core thread, I love the look!

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    1. Hi, creativasuculencia,
      I avoided using the 4 when I first saw them on 'Elizabeth’s Tatting,’ but when I tried it it was so easy! ANd I too love the look of it - it looks so ‘finished.’ Try it! You will use it often, I promise!
      Fox : ))

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    2. I did it! On one of the blue snowflakes-on-fobs in my last blog post. And I love it, indeed!

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    3. Oh yes, M, I see it - on the blue one!!! Looks terrific! You see? Good for you!
      Fox : ))

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