Tatted Mask

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About: I'm a tattooed needle tatter, a stay at home mom and a homeschooler. I sell my work on etsy. I hope to offer a few patterns more here as I get the time. You can also follow me on twitter as TotusMel and read...

My first tatted mask pattern. The mask won a third place in the DIY Halloween contest from my flickr photo and I was requested by Instructables to post a slideshow here!

The full instructable is up NOW!!! https://www.instructables.com/id/Tatted_Mask_1/

This mask as well as many other tatted pieces are available in my etsy store here: Totusmel.etsy.com

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    cybercapri

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, Amazing job on this mask, very well done and it looks like it was equally time consuming as well... Thanks for sharing....

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    desya

    8 years ago on Introduction

    trying to figure out how to make a mash for some one that wears glasses....

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    jstoner

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful, yes. Not an instructable, yes. I generally would say an instructable should enable an unskilled but careful person to replicate your results. If you don't want to go to all the work to connect the dots, link out to other helpful sites. One other thought: this would be even more cool with LEDs. Add some animated patterns, and I'd almost have to make one for myself.

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    stasteriskjstoner

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Linking to this tatted necklace (instructive) instructables slideshow might be a good explanation for tatting:<br/><br/><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Tatted-Necklace/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Tatted-Necklace/</a><br/>

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    jstonerstasterisk

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    True, that is helpful, though I'd say that ible needs work too. And this project uses wires to create a 3D shape, which is particularly cool, and not documented in that other ible. I'd really hate to see the content of Instructables slide this way... I recommend some editorial intervention.

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    fungus amungusjstoner

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The slideshow feature is intended to provide a space for people to show off things that they have made. As such, this fits in just fine. If it's cool, then encourage the maker to post instructions if she or he makes it again.

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    staticfungus amungus

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Appears that I'm not alone in the opinion, a slide show doesn't an instructable make. Slide shows and video are fine as value added content to an instructable. IMO an instructable shouldn't make one to hunt around for instructions or wait, until the creator of a slide show gets around to making another project. Anyway the finished project in the slide show looks great. Much sexier that heavy make up and, flashy jewelry. I'm guessing there are many mother and, grandmother out there wishing they where still young enough to pull off wearing these. Perhaps there are some who can, but do they have the guts to do it?

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    TotusMel

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, thanks everyone! I posted the slideshow after I won a 3rd place in the Halloween contest I heard about on etsy. I never imagined I'd get so much attention. I shall be back with more! Yes, both pieces are tatted w/size 10 thread, the mask take a couple of days to complete.

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    KelleBelleTotusMel

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm a tatter and would love to be able to get a pattern for this piece, this would be perfect for Hallowe'en next year. Are you willing to share? :)

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    TotusMelKelleBelle

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I'm going to 'try' to work up an instructable for the mask in the near future, might be after the holidays though.

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    Absolutely, marvelously stunning!!!!!!!!! I want, I want, I want, I want, I want!!!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaah! Please let me know when the pattern is available. It's way sexy! :P

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    noxvox

    10 years ago on Introduction

    TEASE! I was so psyched to make this over winter break-- to my despair, 'twas only tempting pictures. You have left me quite unfulfilled. Still, nicely done.