Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Pennies and a Bracelet

I finally obtained some 2018 pennies from one of the gals in our Twin Cities Tatters group a couple of months ago.  (She’s now my “Penny Dealer”!) Last year I made pennies for a couple of brides and a few babies.  This year, it’s all about the babies!  Every baby needs a birth year penny, right?

For my nephew’s identical twin girls

For a coworker’s new baby 

For a coworker’s twin granddaughters 

For a coworker’s new grandson

 And I have one more for one of my daughter’s friend’s new baby boy - but I forgot a picture! 
I just love making these and giving them away - they are a unique little gift, and usually loved by recipients.  

The other goal since our tatting retreat was to make a bracelet that we talked about.  It was on a Facebook post, and I was intrigued at how the beads were added onto the split rings.  I finally was able to sit down and try this today - what a quick and easy project!  (I see why Michelle made FOUR!)    

You can’t see the blue thread very well no matter how I photograph the bracelet. 

I like these quick, easy projects as a little diversion from a larger doily project.  I’m still plugging away at Renulek’s Spring Doily 2018.  I’ve just decided to enjoy tatting it, and not make myself crazy trying to finish it :) 


  1. Love those pennies! Have you made another bracelet yet?

  2. You're really going to town with those pennies! I need to stop at the bank and see if they have any new ones. I only have one left! I also need to try a bracelet.

  3. That’s a really special gift for a new baby!


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