Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 25 Motif Challenge # 13 Marie's pattern sorted out

I saw this beautiful pattern and had thread left from 
my Ice Drop earrings so I decided to try it.  A ton 
of beads and lots of thought, plus trial and error 
has produced this beautiful Snowflake-link here:
I knew how to get the "diamond" of beads on the 
tops of the rings and chains, but the tricky part was 
trying to figure out how to get the "diamonds" at 
the base of the rings.  I took photos of what I did.
On the first chain(not pictured) I slid 2 beads from 
the ball thread and one from the shuttle.
From then on it was like this....Before starting a 
ring, slide a bead from the shuttle up to the end of 
the chain.
 And....slide 4 beads into ring, 3 for the top diamond 
and one for the bottom of the ring, while holding the 
other bead at the end of the chain(between my finger 
and thumb).
 Tat your first stitch of the ring close to the bead at 
the end of the chain(which holds it in place), then 
continue tatting your ring.
 For those who don't know how to do the diamond 
at the top of the ring, slide 3 of the beads(from around 
the ring) to the top near the finger and thumb, and 
one bead from the shuttle.
 Tat your next ds to draw the beads into the diamond 
shape, and continue with your ring.
 When closing the ring, it was best for me to hold the 
bottom bead to the left and pull closed slowly.
 Now, as you see in the above picture you have 2 
beads of the bottom of the ring diamond in place, 
so next slide one bead from the ball, and one from 
the shuttle into place, and tat the first part of your 
 Next, make another diamond(this time on the top 
of the chain-which is like the top of the ring) slide 
3 beads from the ball and one from the shuttle into 
 Then tat the next half of the chain
 Now, we slide a bead from the shuttle up to the 
chain again and continue working the snowflake.
 And, It's beautiful!!  :)
**Oh, I tatted the last chain and cut and tied it 
between the bottom and side beads of the final 
And for size, it's smaller than a bangle bracelet,
was hoping to make it a suncatcher.
Tatted in size 40 Lizbeth Honey Drizzle with 
golden beads.
Happy tatting everyone!!! :)


West Pine Creations said...

That came out beautifully!! love the colors.

Madtatter80 said...

It is beautiful and I can see how the center ones would take thought, and thanks for the demo I have not tried center ones yet!

God's Kid said...

Thank you West Pine Creations!!!! :)
Thank you Madtatter80!! :)

Jane McLellan said...

Glad you figured it out!! It's very pretty.

muskaan said...

Good to know! Will remember when I make it. Beautiful in yellow!

God's Kid said...

Thank you both!!! :)

Grace Tyler said...

so nice! I love Honey Drizzle and the honey colored beads. Inspired by your use of Marie's pattern.

God's Kid said...

Thank you very much Grace!! :)