Sunday, October 7, 2012

First Piece of the new challenge!

So, I started playing with the beads, and made this pendant.  I really liked it, but because I can't seem to leave anything alone.  I added Frivole's Papillion butterfly.

I love this little butterfly pattern, but I could have done a better job at tatting this one.
 I do however like the look of it on the pendant.
I guess, I will make this my first "sale-able"item, since these beads are from my challenge box!!
I may add something else to it before I actually list it though.
I don't know what though, or should I just leave it alone?

 After seeing Jane tat Vicki Clarke's rose in my Sunrise, I felt that need to tat one too!
This one is tatted in my size 10 Bahamas.
Why size 10?  Well, I unwound the two skeins of size 10 that I had in my shop and sent them off to California so that I can get a couple little somethings for myself.  But the Bahamas wouldn't fit on a 2 1/2 inch bobeez, so what didn't fit, I kept for myself. 

Now, back to studying, or ..
nah, I'm tired, I'll opt for bed tonight.  I have been very congested lately.  I have pretty bad asthma, which is well controlled when the weather is nice.  But, once school starts (stress) and the weather starts changing, it gets bad.  It always starts in the sinuses, sure, but then it's the throat, and then BAM! bronchitis.  And if you remember, this past winter it developed into pneumonia.  So, since I do not have insurance, I am really trying hard to rest now that it's starting (and already, my sinuses are feeling clear and I am having a hard time breathing) and I am hoping and praying it doesn't get worse. 

Good night!!


  1. Love the pendant with the butterfly! The rose is a great pattern isn't it? Also great that it turns out well in different thread sizes. Take care of yourself yes!!!

  2. Love the pendant with the most gorgeous pendant, lovely rose and your thread is beautiful,
    I hope the studying goes well, don't over do the midnight oil.

  3. Take care of yourself! I like the pendant with the butterfly.

    Sudafed (the real one, not the new one) is one of my best friends at the beginning of a congestion episode. Hope you recover rather than get worse with the weather.

  4. Great idea! The butterfly is super on the pendant, Jess!
    Fox : )

  5. Beautiful pendant. How did you get the beads on it? The only way I can think of is that the wire must come loose...but did you solder it back? As clever as you are, I imagine that you did.

    Best of luck with the lungs. Some nasty bugs have come through. I hope they all miss you!

  6. Thanks everyone!!

    Linda, it's beading hoop. (
    It does come loose, but then once I wrapped it with the thread, it was secured. In fact, I even tried to pry it loose just to make sure. I'm so paranoid sometimes.

    So, yea, no soldering. That sounds dangerous. At least in my hands it sounds dangerous!

    I hope I don't pick anything up either. I am going to try to go to the doctor this week and get another inhaler. I can't afford the one I am prescribed right now.

  7. Fabulous pendant and rose!!! :)