The first one was a plain black shuttle. Using some nail art supplies, I got to work turning it into a galaxy.
It wasn't quite the same as the blues are different shades. I still finished them, sanding and sealing it. I had at this time been attempting to purchase shuttles from a fellow tatter, but she lost the money order I used to pay it. This led to us eventually settling on doing a trade. She liked this shuttle so I made a third and sent it to her, along with two others.
I like encouraging people to be crafty, it makes me feel good. The dishcloths she crocheted, I loved!
With one last shuttle, I decided (with Honey's urging) to put it for sale. I have no idea on how to fairly price this. I haven't seen any shuttles similar as to this one I created. Some painted ones, ranged in pricing from $20-$80 USD. Ebay was the answer. I haven't sold anything on Ebay before, mostly I do Etsy, but since I didn't have a set price, I went with auction. It still has 3 days left on it, as of this post.
I began working with the pastel ones. They are lovely all on their own, so I wanted to keep the designing simple. I had 2 of the mini clock faces, so two shuttles were created.
This green shuttle was a very pretty shade so I added some flowers. The purple flower seems to be too big for the piece. The backside I like much better. Delicate.
Since I had resin left over from the previous projects, I decided to make a shuttle out of actual tatting. Then I used a Tatsy shuttle to help shape the first blade. It did not work out. I quickly tatted up another and used some silicone tipped pins to do the shape and painted the resin on.
I have been using much thinner shuttles, so this took a moment for my hands to adjust tatting with it. After using it for a bit, I think it would benefit with an outer chaining. The manner that I tat (up & down motion) makes the thread catch on the spaces between the clovers at times. So that's what on the rest of the days agenda. I have plenty of sewing machine bobbins, so I will use smaller thread to fit those bobbins.