Wednesday, April 24, 2013

So this idea has been "baking" in my brain for several years.  There have been several books printed now about tatting over cabone rings, and I had seen several gals tatting over large polished stone ring beads.  I wondered if it would work as a pin keep to tat over a rare earth magnet.  I  bought magnets in several sizes and there they sat on my shelf ; /  I finally remembered to pack them to ship to meet me in Montana.  Sadly, they didn't show up until a day before I was leaving.  But! I had bought new 'Lizbeth size 3 thread from Deb Arnold of DS9 Designs
I got the project started in Montana and finished it on the plane to come home.  I did a simple 3 picot chain joining it around the magnet.  Well...I had thought that I would need a metal washer of some sort to hold it to my jacket, but happened to have a PURPLE paperclip that Wendy Griffin, who needle tats, gave me.  The paperclip held the magnet - and scissors - and my needle, just fine!