I admit it. I really got carried away this time. I do love Rita Richmond's shuttles, and these beauties called out to me!
I'm enjoying tatting Ice Drops with Lizbeth Arctic Waters. I think the crackled glass gem adds to the frosty look!
Craftie sylvie asked about the bale, so I thought I'd share a couple of pictures showing what it looks like glued to the glass gem.
I glued bales to several glass gems before starting to tat, so I know they'll be sufficiently dried by the time I use them. I just slipped them into place according to the pattern.
The placement of the ribbons has to do with where I finished tatting. Although I'm pretty good at hiding my ends, I think the ribbon adds a nice touch. I'm hoping my Ice Drop pendants are a hit at our Christmas in the Village!