Sunday, October 30, 2016

Ice Drop

The last few days have been incredibly busy. This weekend has been filled with middle school drama club performances of Into the Woods, a musical I had never heard of until daughter Carol decided to produce it!

Yesterday I had a couple of hours of down time, so I decided to play with one of my newest patterns, How to make a bezel setting in tatting by Edda Guastalla. I've been reading many posts about encasing pennies and cabochons in tatting, and I decided it was time I learned how.

It's really very simple. This is the front view.

This is the back view.

This is the side view. Although this has six rings, it really didn't remind me of a snowflake, although I'm sure I could figure out how to extend the pattern to make a snowflake. So, I decided that I liked calling it an Ice Drop!

I have quite a supply of these little glass discs, so I think I might make some as Christmas presents.

The Chicago Cubs are not doing well in the World Series, but I'm still celebrating their participation for the first time since 1945. It looks like I'm going to need to make some adjustments, but I'm hoping  to having a piece of tatting worthy of commemorating my favorite baseball team!


  1. Great job on the encasing ! Still have to give this a go.
    Eager to see you incorporate the C. Another beautiful shade of blue.
    I've been reading your posts, but haven't been able to leave a comment.

  2. Snowdon is a great name and I have a bag of those I need to get round to 😄always love to see what you are up too, and how much you accomplish when you feel like you haven't!

  3. Oh, I just put a bag of these away as I bought them but haven't figured out how to make the bezel setting. Your Snowdrops are great and will reflect the light on a tree nicely.

  4. Thanks for the link, I've been meaning to learn to do that too. Love the result!

  5. Thank you for the link, that's something I have been meaning to try.
    I like your idea for the mat I look forward to seeing how it works out.

  6. I love your Snowdrop!!! :)
    Great try on your commemorative piece!! :)


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