Yesterday I posted a picture of a gold pendant that I made for Mom at her request. However, her favorite color is red, so today I tatted a red pendant. The glass gem looks blue in this picture, but it's actually clear. The camera must have picked up a reflection of the blue shirt I was wearing today.
This thread is DMC Diamant, which I purchased from Rita Richmond of Shuttle by Design. I think it's slightly thicker than the Rexana, and it's very nice to work with. I am finding that I need to tat more slowly with the metallic threads in order to keep my stitches even. I don't mind. Tatting is supposed to be fun and relaxing. It's not a race!