Well I'll be jiggered. When I did these earrings for this magazine I was working totally on my own (no internet) which goes to prove that great minds think alike as this design has been done numerous times before me and since. Least I'm pretty sure it must've been done before me!!! Surely?
I know I had a lot of tatting books even back then but I also know that I was aware of copyright laws and would never have used a design out of an already published book. So, BC 3 must've been born quite a time before this was published!! Why? Well because I'd already made numerous earrings before this!!!
I remember making lots and lots of these trees for friends and others around that time.