Besides going online to Marilee Rockley's website, I did purchase her two books. They are enchanting. "Boutique Tatting" is just a beautiful book. The book I'm using at the moment is "Tatted Jewelry" where you can find the earrings I'm working on - Carnival. Both her books are very easy to read and there's plenty of special techniques. So, as I was working with the earrings, I turned the pages and found the "Lacy Treasure Pendent." I just had to try it. Of course!
Had some Omega thread that was just hanging around so I gave it a try.
It's really cool how it's made. There's room for some beads, but I thought I would just run through the directions. I realized that it's upside down...drat...sorry. But you can see that the loop holding the paperclip is not correct. Somehow I got it attached to a wrong loop. The loop is supposed to come out of the center and will hold a finding. It also uses a ribbon to go around the neck, but I think I'm going to use split rings for mine. Sooooo there's much more improvement to get it right. This thread is a size 10. I thought maybe I would go to a 5, but I'm not sure yet. So between the earrings and the pendent I will continue to play. DH is watching his golf channel which gives me an excuse to play....like I said, dinner will be late :)