23 July 2018

Christmas is coming!

Well eventually! You can say that even on December 26th can't you as it'll be true even then!!!

Anyway I've decided to make some Christmas tree earrings for the October sale. Mainly as a friend who's organising it asked me to and another friend already wants a pair!! 

There's an interesting story behind this pattern as some years ago I had it published in a weekly magazine here in the UK. I've just had a search and found that I spoke about it here.

Well since then I've found that several other people must've had the same idea and this pattern appears from time to time as somebody else's idea and I think I've even seen it in a book too. 

Great minds and all that. Anyway I decided a few years ago that I could re-visit this pattern and 'do away' with lots of the cuts and ties which is what I did. Well, you know how I love split rings and split chains!!! Then I decided recently that I'd write/draw this up. 

My problem is that this may well be somebody else's copyright which, when mine was published, I wouldn't have known about as it was pre-internet days. Do you remember those? So I'm concerned about putting it on my site. What do you guys think? Would I be committing a heinous crime if I did publish it again? But improved?


God's Kid said...

Those Christmas Trees are awesome!!!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I believe that since you first designed this pre-Internet, you have the right to update your design. Who knows? You may even get me to practice my split rings! ;-)

Tim Kaylor said...

I think you should post it. They look great. And it will give Diane some practice. Hehe.

Jane Eborall said...

Don't worry, Tim, I've already sent Diane a copy of the pattern!!!

Batty Tatter said...

Well we all would like it. Go ahead, take the plunge.

Bernice said...

This pattern was one of the first or yours I ever tried. I think you should republish an updated version.

Unknown said...

Well you could give a copy to your sister to test tat! Just to make sure it is correct to put on your website!!!

Jane Eborall said...

It's on the way, Sally!!!!

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