Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fawkes.. sorry no pattern.

Sorry, ladies, but I just made him up as I went. But, you can see the center is a heart with basically just chains around and around. The 'feathers' are just graduated picots... turned and joined...over and over. Make 8 picots, lk, turn, make a picot(this is the tip of the feather), then join all the rest back to the beginning. Chain 2, make 4 picots, join last feather at half point, make 4 more picots, lk, turn, make a picot, join the rest back to the beginning. And so on..decreasing the amount of picots to make shorter feathers as you go to the tip of the wing.
The second row of feathers are the same, and after finishing one feather, join to one of the stitches between the feathers of the first row. Simple huh? Now you see why I didn't write out a pattern.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fawkes necklace!!

Hi Everyone! I got inspired a little while ago. I am going to be in a Harry Potter swap, and it got me to thinking about the movies. I love the creatures in the movies so much, but I think Fawkes (Dumbledore's Phoenix) is my favorite. So, I created this phoenix neckace.  He was made with DMC #51, I wanted him to look like he was on fire, so I fluffed some of the picots. I also found the perfect bead for his eye.. it is red and yellow! I may add more fluff to the tail, or not, but I really like him! What do you think? Click the picture to see him larger.

My 3 D Tatting