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« on: July 04, 2013 07:59:08 AM »

I made several items for the Dollar Store challenge, but decided to enter this one: A tatted spiderweb necklace.

Dollar store items: sleeve of plastic bugs ($1), eye glass chain, (2/$1), white string ($1), sequin/glitter mix ($1)
Non-dollar store materials: a squirt of black enamel spray paint, glue, 4 jump rings, a liberal dose of spray starch.

The tatted medallion is from a 1948 tatting book, and measures about 2". Tatting with dollar store thread = unfun. It wanted to bunch and frizz. In fact, that is the second medallion, because the first I started knotted weird in a spot and I had to re-do it because I couldn't get the kink out. Then I had to starch the heck out of it because the finished tatting wanted to flop... (If I ever make another like this I will be using actual tatting thread!)

The spider was spray painted so that it was a uniform, shiny black, and sequins glued on. The eyeglass chain was disassembled and put to better use.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013 12:31:09 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013 04:25:52 PM »

Oh, this is so pretty, perfect for a young girl!
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013 05:29:06 PM »

This is awesome! I love the web!
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013 07:24:59 PM »

Really nice and your daughter's expression is wonderful!
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013 09:10:10 PM »

The web is awesome!  I've never heard of tatting, I'm going to have to look that up. 
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013 10:05:16 PM »

really beautiful and amazing job!!

I'm pinning this!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013 04:21:01 AM »

Thank you!

Really nice and your daughter's expression is wonderful!
kcli - that's her usual expression! She always looks somewhat devious, and you can't help but wonder what is going on in that head of hers...

The web is awesome!  I've never heard of tatting, I'm going to have to look that up. 
  It's definitely not a common craft anymore, but I am into obscure forms of needlework. If you do look it up, you should search for someone who calls herself TotusMel. She does some amazing work. She tats with a needle though, and I use a shuttle.
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013 10:21:33 AM »

Hate spiders, but I love this.  Your work is wonderful.
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2013 11:10:00 AM »

I'm not crazy about spiders, either! I really wanted to do something I have never seen done before, though, and my dollar store was limited in options.
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013 07:34:48 AM »

This is awesome.  I love the expression on your Daughters face.  But back to the actual creation,  your tatting is awesome, even if the dollar store thread was a pain in the butt. And I love the sparkly spider.
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013 10:27:51 AM »

I loove this so much!! And all from the dollar store?! You're awesome!!
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013 07:39:40 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013 01:39:41 PM »

The web is pretty and sweet and the spider is scary and dark...nice mix--probably a bit like all daughters at a certain age! Grin

Lovely project...and your tatting is quite beautiful.
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013 01:59:19 PM »

Today is the last day to vote!  Make sure to cast yours on the challenge thread. Smiley

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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2013 07:05:16 PM »

The web is pretty and sweet and the spider is scary and dark...nice mix--probably a bit like all daughters at a certain age! Grin


So very true!  And thanks!
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2013 07:32:13 PM »

Your tatting is sooooo delicate and beautiful! What great work!
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2013 01:07:27 PM »

This is so beautiful!
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2013 08:10:38 AM »

I think the spider is very original, but most of all, very pretty.
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