This bell is my personal tribute to Mary and is displayed here, along with Mary’s classic and very popular ‘Queen of Hearts’ motif, which I finally got around to tatting recently, using Lizbeth Vintage Harvest, size 20. ( I had some problems figuring out where to connect the picots on the heart pattern and had to really concentrate on where I was going, but I love the pattern.)
The bell, however, is 15 years old!
I always put clappers in my bells, usually a large acrylic bead . I sometimes put a filigree cap on the bead, but I didn’t do that here. I probably couldn’t find a silver one ( in keeping with the Silver Anniversary theme). I attached the bead to a silver chain (cut to the proper length with a wire cutter. You could also use a ‘real’ jingle bell, which would ring!