Since it is almost Halloween, I thought I should see what I could come up with for my tatting. I had some orange crochet thread that I bought really cheap. I never thought I would have a reason to use it, but this ended up being the perfect opportunity. I wanted to make a pumpkin pin, but, when I was done, it didn't seem like pin material, so they became earrings!

Step 1: What You Need

What you need to make these is pretty standard for tatting projects.

Orange Crochet Thread size 10
Green Crochet Thread size 10
Tatting Needle size 5
Cross stitch needle (I always use that to hide my ends because it is easier for me to use-it is different from a regular sewing needle in that it is not sharp and has a bigger eye)
Earrings (2)

For optional step 7:
Spray Starch
Love them!!! I just started needle tatting and making earrings. You encouraged me to keep going!!! Your instructions are VERY clear. Thank you!
Awesome! I just love it, but I haven't had any unique ideas in months so I haven't done any lately. I would love to see what you create :)
I have made about 3 or 4 earrings...I need to get the tension more even....I will put them on earring wires and post in a few days. I have my grandmother's abalone shuttle and just have so much trouble using a shuttle, so now use a needle, and it's easy for me......I don't know how to just post a picture and not instructions as I just signed up a few minutes ago. The earrings that I have done so far are from someone's pattern so will have to check to see if I can share. Sometimes they say it's ok as long as we mention who made it and post a link to their site.
Yeah, it is usually okay as long as you link/mention where you got the design from, but it really depends on the person who designed it. One option is to post it as a forum topic instead. Scoochmaroo posted a <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Laser-Cut-Catan-Board/">Catan Board </a>that she didn't design, but did make.
Ah ha, thanks for the idea! I put 3 earrings on my ...site...whatever it is called...profile? They aren't very clear and no posts/sideways...but thought I'd send what I have at the moment. I need to get busy and do more but only have 1 day off...excuses excuses....I try to get something done in the evening, a craft a day keeps the .......keeps me from eating too much chocolate!
Where did you put the pictures? I would love to see them :)
Neat! I've never heard of &quot;tatting&quot; before!
Oh, it is a lot of fun and I heard about it right here on Instructables from TotusMel. She has great tutorials if you want to check it out and give it a try.<br />http://www.instructables.com/member/TotusMel/
Thanks! I'll check it out now :)
Thanks :)
Wow that is really good! I love it!
Thank you! It was fun to make!
The pumpkin earrings a wonderful. Might you have instructions for Christmas earrings. They would be wonderful to make and send to friends in Australia.
I have been dabbling with ideas. I was concentrating on Halloween, but I'll go back to working on Christmas tatting projects and will get them up as soon as I think of them :)
These are so cute! where did you get your orange thread? I cant find any anywhere. Thanks
I wish I could help, but I bought it in Minnesota at this little discount like store that went out of buisness. I usually find a lot of threads at garage sales and second hand or craft reuse stores. That is where you find the interesting stuff.
these are really cute! i love them!
Thank you! I'm glad you like them!
its a beauty :)
Thank you :)

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