Concept of ‘second skin’. In. Tatted jewellery. In.
But I can’t tat. I can only weave.
Tatting is essentially lace-making. I wanted to learn it, but I have no experience with knitting or crocheting, so it looked really confusing to me. But the end product is really impressive. I admire tatting artisans. I saw an instructable on a tatted mask by TotusMel and it just blew me away. Her Etsy shop here. I will forever have the tatted mask image ‘tatted’ in my head.
Anyways, I was just mindlessly doing a 6-strand weave, having no clue on how to utilise the weave. And then it hit me. I fixed down the ends of the weave, started loosening and pulling it apart, fixed the loose woven structure with a layer of glue and tadah! a bracelet.
Ultra lightweight and cuts a very graphic image on the body. Almost like a tattoo. And it reminds me of tatted jewellery.
I think I’m making this a keeper in my upcoming jewellery collection. Plus, you can be sure no 2 of these ‘tattoo’ bracelets will be the same since the final outcome is rather fluid by hand.