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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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