This is one of a pair of ear rings done in deep, red seed beads with a pearl drop and deep red Perfect Quilter thread. These were tatted for Judy. Judy has been my cousin Peg's friend for - well since forever. Probably since grammar school; but, they are younger than BJ. Jude has a computer and Peg does not; for some years now, Judy has been a cheerful, helpful link to my cousin. The months passed, turned into years, and we became friends, too. We have shared interests as wee both drove hot rods in our youth - she was much more involved than I - my foray into racing was short-lived. Her interest persists and she educates me about NASCAR drivers. I tend to gravitate towards women who can be independent and are; creative, and who speak their minds with honesty. Now the Fire- Red ear rings are dangling from Judy's ears.
The design is a loose adaptation of a design by my friend, Yarnplayer - simple split rings with beads. I could not do any ear bobs as unique or at the level of Marilee's creativity and skill; but still, this is my beginning.
A funny thing happened on the way to Christmas; the ear rings I tatted for Kristen and Maxine's Christmas rememberances were mislayed! I didn't find them until St. Patrick's day; they were a very belated gift all around! They were stuck within the pages of my copy of Aunt Ellen's Tatting Handbook where they were obviously put for safe keeping. When I was straightening the bookshelves, out they fell! If I hadn't had scans, I'd have wondered if I'd imagined them. LOL