I finally got around to tatting something with a doodad . Thanks to Diane and her double-doodad dare last year, I had been trying to figure out first where to get these doodads, and second, how to attach some tatting. I admit I was only skimming blog posts about it for lack of time, but I love the filigree findings and the idea of attaching tatting - particularly for jewelry.
Fox included some doodads in a package to me recently, so it renewed my curiosity. I happened upon some doodads in a unique bead store just by chance, and realized what I found were called 'filigrees' or 'filigree findings' and ARE for making jewelry. Duh. I guess I really wasn't paying attention.
I didn't make any jewelry, but I decided to try Jon's pattern "Toshti" found HERE. (See Dianes' modified version HERE.) I used size 20 HDT, but I think I should have used size 40 thread with this particular doodad. I guess it doesn't really matter, as I have no particular use for it in mind. Yet. And this pattern seems to work with round or square doodads.
I also picked up some odd shaped filigree findings - diamond- and crescent-shaped, but I don't exactly know how to create something with them. (Can't take me into a bead shop looking for doodads, I guess - I come out with things I don't need.) I still need to follow a pattern, and hesitate to even try modifying an existing tatting pattern.
So I'm a year behind with doodads. It's fun to try new things - but maybe I should try some goal-setting to pare down my to-do list. Ha! Setting goals can be my first goal.