Friday, 21 April 2017

Heart Transforms!!!!!

Hello everyone
It's not a new lanyard pattern here but a lovely heart. A beautiful heart with a different technique of Dot Picots explained in my first blog My dot picot. I love to see picots in filled style rather  than holed ones as we usually tat. The dot picots give fuller look to picots and they also look ornamental.

I have tatted original heart pattern shared by Nina Libin with Anchor 20 thread.
Muskaan called inside rings as butterfly in her blog.

Nina is a great tatter designer. Just love to tat her beautiful patterns.
Nina Libin's Heart for Kay pattern can be found here:
Nina has used different techniques in this pattern, such as rings, chains, floating rings, picots and various joins. I tried to join chains to rings of inner butterfly by using catherine wheel join in this heart motif at four points as shown in the pic below
With a little variation of converting the picots on outer chains into dot picots while keeping all other techniques same as in original heart motif, I could transform Ninas Heart for Kay.
Now look at both the hearts together..........only difference in picots.
 Isn't that a great transformation!!!!

I hope you will enjoy working my Dot Picot version of Nina Libin's Heart for Kay.
Thanks to Nina for sharing such a pretty heart pattern!!

Happy Tatting.........

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

My Lanyards continued...............2

Hello all,
I am using different combinations of beads and threads to continue tatting lanyards. These patterns can be used for necklaces, chokers, bracelets, anklets etc. I have made some patterns without using beads for decorating envelopes too. You will see them in my blogs later.
Happy to announce that I have joined 25 Motif Challenge by Sharon. 
This is the link to see my posts at My Challenges
Currently I have tatted all lanyards for eyeglasses. As some patterns of lanyard are same, I have mentioned appropriate links to patterns for your convenience.
Here are my new lanyards .........
 Lanyard 7  
All are simple split rings made with sky blue Anchor thread tkt 20. I have used tiny shiny white beads n big blue bead in between them giving sparkling look to the lanyard.
Tiny white beads are strung in each of Shuttle 1 and Shuttle 2. This close up will show you SR 8/8, SLT. Push one white bead from each shuttle n again make SLT.  Add bigger blue bead as shown in this link by Jane Eborall - Add bead lazy way , again one SLT, one white bead from each shuttle and continue next split ring.
                     Lanyard 8
 A Very decent combination of Grey Achor 20 number thread with golden bugle beads and black seed beads. The golden bugle beads are to be strung in both the Shuttles. Method of adding beads can be found here:Lanyard 4
                  Lanyard 9
This lanyard too same as Lanyard 6  in my earlier post but the placement, shape n color of beads vary. The white shiny beads are strung in both shuttles before working.

I hope you all will enjoy working on these patterns. 
Will be posting my other work soon.....
Any querries or suggestions about any of my posts are always welcome.
I value your comments too.
Happy Tatting to you all.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

My Lanyards continued..........1

Hope you enjoyed my creations. 
There are endless possibilities with thread colour and beads of different varieties and their placement. Some more designs n combos are in my mind. 
Hope I can make them soon.

Now the remaining three i.e. Lanyard 4,5 and 6 of previous blog are here...
            Lanyard 4
 Simple split rings in light purple thread with brown bugle beads 
and pearls give a stunning combination.
                                    Lanyard 4 work in progress, a closer look
            Lanyard 5
This Lanyard also has split rings with bugle beads n crystal beads in 
between two rings. Dark blue and transparent white combination
               gives very attractive look. Sorry, no work in progress pic for this one. 

           Lanyard 6
                     Wonderful combo of pink n shiny white beads on both halves of 
                       split ring and little bigger crystal bead in between the rings.
  Above image is close of Lanyard 6 work in progress 

Some more lanyards in the making.
Looking forward to your comments n suggestions............
On request, I am adding a close-up of the 3rd lanyard in previous post.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

My Lanyards

Hi !!! Back after long time. Been busy making lanyards with split rings for eyeglasses. Enjoyed using different kinds of beads and creating something new. You can see black or white findings attached at each the end of the lanyards.
                      Click on the image above and you can see all different varieties I made.
                                Showing below how I have used each lanyard for spectacles.
           Lanyard 1
Made with simple split rings and three SLTs (Shoe Lace Knots) in between two rings.
            Lanyard 2
 In this variation, the braid has 3 parts- the two end segments with bugle beads strung on both shuttles, and the central portion with large round beads.
Further, the end segments have one SR alternating with two adjacent half closed rings (HCR) , one each made with 2 shuttles. The bugle bead , placed on core thread, covers the bare thread space when the ring is closed, creating a lovely half moon shape. 
Middle part is made up of SRs only, using the technique of bead in center of SR by two smaller SRs.  
                                   The above image is taken while working on the pattern.
                                            Just to give close up of HCRs and beads
               Lanyard 3
Simple split rings with beads in between the two makes a great pattern.
I loved this Grey, black n shiney white combination.
This was my work in progress now inserted for close up.

 Will be posting other three lanyards in top pic tomorrow.                                              
Kindly mail me in case you need detailed working of any one of these.
Happy Tatting till then ...........                                         

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Dot Picot Square

Thank you all for great response to my dot picot idea.

Look at this motif. I made with shiney silky thread
mostly i use for making Rakhis
There are three rows and dot picot used in last i.e. third row
For Dot Picot pl refer to my earlier blog.
SLT (Shoe Lace Trick ) is used where there is change of color in a row.

You will surely enjoy working this!!!!!!!

Rosemary's Heart

I found there is great difference in overall beauty
of the motif by replacing picots by dot picots.
 Dot Picots give ornamental look to the motif or lace.

To experiment this I tried Heart motif by Rosemary Peel
I have kept bottom centre ring as in original pattern.

Many more patterns I am working on.........
Will be posting them soon

Thursday, 23 February 2017

My First BLOG

Hello Dear Tatters,

Welcome to my blog Ushas Creations where I will be sharing my tatting projects, my experiments and my new creations.
Tatting is my passion. My main projects are Tatted Jewelry, Fashion Accessories, Gift Envelopes and Rakhis.
My other hobbies crochet and knitting, other arts n crafts.

Since this is my first blog, I would like to share my new ornamental effect in tatting

                                                        I call it the DOT PICOT. 


                                                                   ​DOT PICOT MOTIF
Instead of regular picots on  a chain,  I made tiny rings that sit above the chain. They are 1-stitch thrown (or thrown-off) rings called dots, and since they are used in place of picots, I named them Dot Picots.

As long as one is using 2 shuttles,  decorative picots in any pattern can be converted to dot picots for an alternative effect. It will give your tatted work an ornamental look. 

Here is pattern of the Dot Picot Motif-
SH1- Yellow, SH2- Blue in Size 20 thread 
Measured 5cm x 5cm
First row consists dot picots. 
I have extended by second row to give it more appealing look and it shaped like a star.

1st Row- with SH1 R4-4, center picot measuring 5mm, 4-4 rw
              * ch 2, dot picot( i.e. tiny ring 1ds with SH2, cl) ,
                repeat from * four times more, 2ds, rw

 continue till there are 6 rings ending with dot picot chain(Join back to first ring) SLT

 2nd Row- *with Sh2, 10ds, R with SH2 8ds, 10ds join at base of ring on first row.
 continue till end from * and complete the star motif

Yes, it will be fun to try it out.