23 November 2010

I did it!!!!

I resisted the very, very real urge to recycle the Victorian purse  (cut it and chuck it) and finished all the tatting on it!!!

I was extra careful when tatting the second side and made sure that all the beads were lying beautifully before and after closing the ring.  That didn't work either!!!  

So I 'bit the bullet' and finished off the outer round which I used to join the two sides up.  The outcome?  It is IMHO just as bad as ever and is now probably doomed to stay like this for eternity!!!!  

I may line the purse but I don't think I'll put it in a clasp at the top as that would hide the beads.  Unless I line it with fabric and then add a clasp to that!!!  One day, maybe but meanwhile the whole thing has been 'laid to rest'!!!

13 comments:

  1. Oh, but it's so pretty!! I think it looks beautiful, congratulations on finishing it.

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  2. Oh dear, sometimes things just dont work out, its looks so good in the picture, but I can tell you are very unhappy with it. I am sure one day you will pick it up and it will go prefectly.
    Have a nice day
    Margaret

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  3. There, now don't you feel better? You finished as the pattern indicated. LOL

    Now you can re-do it (later) with your modifications!

    I do think it's pretty, but I am anxiously awaiting to the new and improved version ;-)

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  4. OH MY!! The Little Beaded (Much Beaded) Purse is BEAUTIFUL!! I think it was well worth it Jane!! I agree, lining it and joining the clasp to the material would be the way to go. This is just an awesome piece of tatting!!

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  5. Hey, with all those beauteous beads, how bad can it be! Good for you , finishing it!
    Fox : )

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  6. Jane.. I wonder.. if using Delica beads might be more helpful. They are more uniform in size and shape... here is a link with more information if you are not familiar with them.

    http://beadwork.about.com/cs/beadsdelicaseeds/bb/bybdelicas.htm

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  7. Wow...that is so lovely..!!!
    I do agree with Carol L about the clasp. If you find you just 'hate' it... well, it can have a loving home in my house!! heehee..

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  8. I think it is absolutely stunning!! Besides, you can always add your clasp and tell everyone it is a genuine antique replica and you wanted to be as accurate as possible, and now it is! :D Another thing I have learned
    while typing my comment is, that it's very difficult to
    type and get it right the first time without mistakes with a cat foot in your eye, nose, mouth, eye again etc.

    have fun and love love love the purse, so glad you finished :)

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  9. Sometimes you just have to finish something so that it can no longer nag you and you can cleanse your palate. That being said, it does look pretty from here.

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  10. Jane you have more patience than your little sister, I would have cut and chucked it and said goodbye to the idea forever!

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  11. I think it looks pretty nice! And remember, we are always our own worse critics. :)

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  12. I think it's beautiful, Jane! I'm guessing there are quite a few of us in tatland who would be very happy to give it a loving home! ; )

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  13. WOW, JANE! THIS BEADED PURSE IS BEAUTIFUL! i'm going to write santa and wish for one... LOL

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