It's really a long time since I have last tatted. Actually I'm teaching german in a private school in 8 different classes, so I have a lot to do.
In a fifth class my female pupils asked me to make them a pair of earrings like mine, so I promised them to work them in christmas hollidays.
Fortunately the girls are only 4, otherwise I would have to deny.
Here they are:
Now I tell you about the difficulties to work them.
First the most difficult and time consuming task is to find the matching colours. I look at all my dozens of bead colours and nothing seems matching to the thread. Three girls wanted violett, pink and white, one wanted orange. First attempts went bad, colours did not match and hours went away.
Second difficulty is to make the copy mirrored. In this pattern it is not so easy, though some of you talented people were able to mirror the more difficult version of these earring.
Third difficulty is to work slowly and precise, because I have to make a gift, so the work has to be the most perfect possible. This means, even and regular stitches, small joining picots, good tensione to make it stiff. Perfect, invisible and never opening hiding of thread ends.
Fourth difficulty is, that the earring tangles around the finding, so I inserted a piece of thin wire inside the ring of the finding and along the first chain. This holds the earring in perfect position.
For these 4 earrings I worked a lot of hours, but now I have finished and I'm satisfied.
I'm sure I will have to make other earrings for the girls of other classes!