Friday, December 14, 2012

Frivole's Snow Crystal Snowflakes

I think I mentioned in my previous post that I did some test tatting for Frivole. I've finally gotten around to posting about them. Not really much else going on here. It's been cold. It snowed once or twice since my last post. I've been working like a dog at work, and I absolutely hate working in a retail store at Christmas time. Which sucks, 'cause I like Christmas, but it gets to a point when I can't stand hearing the music anymore. But it'll be all over soon. Well, you know, unless the world ends, again. Then it'll be over sooner.

Anyway, here are the snowflakes that I test tatted for Frivole:

The snowflakes in the top row are Crystal 1 and the ones in the bottom row are Crystal 2. Unless Frivole changed the names since I test tatted them. These are all done in size 10 thread. I found the size 10 the easiest to practice her 1 stitch SCMR. Now that I can get the chains nice and pointy, I'm sure I could easily make the snowflake in size 20 or finer. The Crystal 2 snowflakes are a bit easier, but they do require the use of a picot gauge in order to make it look nice. That makes them a little slower to make, for me, anyway. They're both really nice patterns and are available in Frivole's shop. You get both patterns in one PDF file. The white snowflakes used Cebelia size 10 (which I hated using!) and the other two are Lizbeth 10, #149 Peacock Blues and #611 Gold. They are about 2 3/8 inches (6 cm) across.

That's it for now. I'll probably only manage one more post before Christmas. I'll leaving to go to my parents either next Friday or Saturday. If I can get a shift at work Friday, then I'll definitely leave Saturday. I don't have much tatting to share, but I got my two newest Pop-a-Bobbin shuttles in the mail this week which I have to share. I've also gotten some more HDT from Jesse during her Thanksgiving sale. That's it for now.


  1. Ah Jeff, I know what you mean about working retail at Christmas. It can turn anyone into the Grinch! Mercifully, this year my store has mixed in carols with regular music. It is actually nice to listen now.

    Hopefully the Mayans just needed a different system of counting the days. Either way, I wanted to let you know that I enjoy(ed) your blog and am now also enjoying a pair or your chainmaille earrings.

    Have a wonderful Christmas (despite retail).

    Linda R

  2. Hi Jeff

    Gorgeous crystals, and very nicely done in the colours, it's a lovely pattern

  3. The snowflakes look great. Frivole has done a great job on the patterns for these. I really like the ones you made in Peacock Blue.
    May your visit to your parents be full of joy and love. Merry Christmas!

  4. They look great Jeff! I just found your post, thank you for doing them.

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