Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Magnolias & Earrings

Have you ever noticed the seed pod on a Magnolia Tree after the blooms all fall off?  I hadn't until recently.  There are a couple of Magnolia Trees at the nursing home where my Daddy is.  The past few days I have noticed the pods with red berries on them.  I figured it must be seeds and not berries.  Today I pick one off the tree.  Following are some pictures I took of it.  The red color is beautiful!  I think I am gonna try to plant some of the seeds.  I looked it up on line how to plant them.  My cousin, Minnie Mae, has a huge Magnolia Tree at her house.  When it blooms it is so beautiful and smells wonderful!  I have always loved Magnolia Trees.

I have tatted a few more pairs of earrings.  I hope you like them.  I am having the most fun picking out thread and beads to make my earrings.  Although it seems to take me forever to decide which thread and beads to use!  hahaha  The pattern for the first two pairs of earrings is by Jane Eborall.  Here is the link to the pattern if you would like it : http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/Palmetto3DEarwigs.pdf  Jane does beautiful work and has some great patterns!





The next pair of earrings is my first attempt at macrame' earrings.  It has been a lot of years since I did any macrame' at all and I never did do very much of it.  But when I saw Donna Littlewood's, of KnotGypsy Designs,  beautiful creations I had to give these earrings a try.  I bought the pattern from her and got right on them.  I am afraid my knots are not very good.  I had the hardest time with the Double Half-Hitch Knot.  I still can't seem to do it very well.  I sat and worked on another pair of earrings last night and just finally gave up on the knot.  Maybe it was because it was late and I was tired.  I'm gonna give it another try today. 

These are called Fan Earrings.  They are not for sell as they are my first macrame' earrings and like I said before the knots are not too good.  Be sure and check out Donna's website and see all her beautiful creations!

1 comment:

Jane Eborall said...

Oh, I remember designing that pattern for the Palmetto tatters a few years ago. It's here for anybody who wants to try it. http://www.janeeborall.freeservers.com/Palmetto3DEarwigs.pdf