15 July 2009

Jigsaw resolved!!!

Ta de dah!!

Here is the finished fairy. Now one may ask 'what is the point'? Good question!!! I've been wanting to do this pattern again for the past year or so.

I wanted to see what she'd look like when when worked in a number 20 thread as opposed to a number 80 which was the original thread used. I actually think I prefer it in the number 20 but it needed some sorting for bead size in the centre of the head and body.

Eventually I bought a bracelet from Claire's and cut it up to use the beads. Then I had to READ CAREFULLY my own instructions on the pattern so I could adjust the ring/chain count to make the head/body fit the bead. Actually it wasn't hard at all and the rest just remained the same. No other problems!!! Oh, I did have trouble with the wings but that was purely and simply me being a plonker and not reading the pattern properly!!!!


Originally I finished this design after a three year 'gestation' period to enter in the Lace Guild competition. The competition was really only my target to get the pattern finished!!!

Imagine my utter surprise when I won the tatting section and a lovely cut glass rose bowl. Where was I when I heard the news? In the basement of a house outside Cincinnati!!! I think it was my first or second year of going to Palmetto tat days. I was SO excited.

10 comments:

Gina said...

She is adorable! I think I like this one even better in size 20 too.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

She IS adorable! I especially like the little details like the puffy sleaves on her dress and the beading is so pretty.

TattingChic said...

Cute! :)

Carol Lawecki said...

Oh Jane, I love her! I really like her wild hair!! I have always wanted to make this, Now I really want to make her. LOL!!

Sally Kerson said...

I like the way she is flying around! She must take a long time to make, she is really lovely. Well done big sis

LadyDoc said...

All I can say is WOW!

Krystle said...

how precious! I think they would make a pretty mobile for above the baby's crib......oh you've got me thinking again Jane! The question is whether I'll have patience (or time!) for for or five fairies....

Carol said...

Wow! Every time I go back to the photo I say Wow! It is great!

Ridgetatter said...

Way cool, Mate. Just get's better and better. I hope your 'surprise' is well received and honored and appreciated....What a sweet collectable. X Bev

Bonnie said...

WOW, she is awesome!

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