I've been affected by it, too. Denise Wessman sent me a beautiful one that she had tatted along with a little kit for creating my own. When I decided I needed one more Christmas ornament to gift this year I was determined it would be a star, and it occurred to me that an Ice Drop star would catch the light beautifully. I looked up to gaze off into the distance thinking about what I might want to do and where I might purchase some of those glass drops when I suddenly noticed that I'm using clear and blue ones to support the artificial flowers in my dining room centerpiece. Now how wonderful is that! Of course I immediately robbed a few from the vase and got to work.
Motif #13 for the 2017 25 Motif Challenge
Stars in Stars Ice Drop
based upon the original Ice Drop by Diane Cademartori
Size 20 thread
I've provided the link above for Diane's original tatted Ice Drop, but I must also credit the work of Carolyn Craig who describes her idea for the small star joining the rings of the gem setting in her Blue Glass Stars pattern. She shares this pattern in the files of the Ice Drop Addicts Facebook group.
Thank you Diane, Carolyn, and Denise for your inspiration.
While I didn't complete the 25 Motif Challenge this year, I value the encouragement it provided to keep sharing my work. I look forward to starting another challenge for 2018.
Happy New Year!