9 November 2011

Square centres

What is the name of this game?  Using old things and re-modelling them.  Is it re-modelling, re-cycling, up-cycling or what?

As I can't decide I'm going to call it re-up-tatting. 

The centre of this motif is part of this necklace (I think there were 16 of these in the whole thing) which I found in a charity shop in Cheltenham.  With the aid of a pair of pliers and some time I took it apart as I thought I'd be able to make something out of them.  Well, here it is - the first trial.  I'm not totally happy with this yet but I'm sure somebody will like them one day!!  Either that or they'll get cut up again and re-up-tatted!!!!

I couldn't decide which way round it should go!!!


16 comments:

Maureen said...

They'd make lovely pendants - you're very clever, I don't think I would have given those old necklaces a second glance!

Anne said...

Hi Jane

I like the unusual colour mixes. Also the way you've 'squared' off the last two rows to match the centre!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Turning them sideways and making them look like diamonds is best I think.

Off to get the other eye done!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I like it both ways, and like Maureen, I think it would make a lovely pendant!

Miranda said...

I love it! Very effective use of color! I agree with Maureen that it would make a great pendant.

John said...

I really like this pattern. very pretty!
j

CarolynK said...

So clever, so beautiful!

Carol Lawecki said...

Lovely Jane!! I knew you would make something awesome out of the little bits.

Val said...

OH MY GOODNESS, JANE! Either way, these re-up-tatted pieces look awesome! LoVe the colours!

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Wonderful use of the 'finding'! Fabulous pattern, thread colors and beads! I like the 'diamond' shape! It would require only one jump ring for a necklace, and you could add another 'dangly' bead on the bottom picot. I'd be tempted to glue a small rhinestone on top of the finding (if that's a flat space) just for a little added bling!

You at least DO something with your rescued pieces. I have all kinds of 'ideas', but I'm not as dedicated to actually working on them!

Tatfully Yours said...

Lovely pendent!!! I like it as a diamond layout!! Great colours too!!

Kelly

Sunela said...

Oh...I LOVE, I LOVE, I LOVE this one. Now I need that center and the pattern. I have one solo earring (the partner was lost some where) and may be I can do something with that. Now you are getting my creative juices flowing.

Madtatter said...

Very clever Jane, and pretty too. I like your color combination as well.

Bree at "Bree's Way" said...

absolutely love it set on point, very pretty colors you chose :)

God's Kid said...

Wow! That is FABULOUS!! I love the colors and design! :)

Alexandrite Woman said...

These are really beautiful! Lovely color combinations and wonderful pattern. Great going, Jane!

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