Saturday, November 17, 2012

Time for a new ornament.. I like the pink so decided to share. .
TRIAD OF BEADS ORNAMENT.  Final version. 2 shuttles, #12 Perle or size 50 thread abt. 350 seed beads. Using 2 shuttles, continuous wind, load 108 beads (about 10”) on shuttle 1 leaving 6 beads between every 14-15 full wraps. Add 6 beads to shuttle 2, near the beginning
Sh 1 R4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4. Leave false picot (Leave a little space, do second half of stitch unflipped then 2nd half, flipped)
SR (Split Ring) 9/9. Leave ¼” string RW (leave shuttle 2 behind, continue with just shuttle 1.
Pull up 6 beads (pull up beads onto ring thread leaving behind hand to pull up as needed) R4-3 bbb (3 beads, pull up snuggly to form triad) 3-3-3-3 bbb 3-4. Leave ¼” thread, RW
R9+ (to next p of center ring) 9. Leave ¼” thread Work rings up and down for 9 up & down rings, 10th up ring
1.       Pull up 3 beads, SR 3-3 bbb 3-3-4/3-3 bbb 3-3-4.
2.       Sh 1, R4+ (LPPR [join to Last Picot of Prev. Ring]) 3-3-3-4-5. RW Ch 3-3-3-3-3-3+ (to center p of R#1) Ch 3-3-3-3-3-3 RW
3.       R 5-4-3 (to joined p of prev ring)3-3-4.
4.       Pull up 6 beads R4+ (LPPR) 3-3 bbb 3-3-3-3 bbb 3-3-4. Repeat #2-4 around, joining last ring to first
Row 3 Load 150 beads, abt. 15” onto ball thread (or 2nd shuttle). Easiest using traditional chains
A.         R2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2. RW Ch 2-2 bbb 2-2 RW
B.      R 4+ (to next to last p—2nd p facing you-of R#A) 4. RW Ch 2-2-2 bbb 2-2-2 RW
C.       R4+ (to same p in R#A) 4. Ch 2-2 bbb 2-2+ (to center p of R#A) RW Ch 4 bbb 5 —- (1/2” picot) 3 RW
D.      R 3-3-3 + (to center p of a chain from prev. row) 3-3-3. RW Ch 3+ (join into large picot) 3 RW
E.      R 3-3-3+ (to center p of next chain from prev. row) 3-3-3. RW Ch 3+ (join into large picot) 5 bbb 4 RW. Repeat A-E around.

Top: Load 30 beads on shuttle 1.
R2-2 bbb 2-2-2-2-2-2. RW Ch 3-3-3-3-3-3+ (to 4th p of ring) RW continue around for 10 rings and chains, joining end into base of 1st ring. Leave 15” thread for lacing. Run a bead of glue down to center p of chain, slip knot into that picot. Let dry. Lace top and bottom using a tiny crochet hook to pull thread thru bead.
In the sample, I used a frosted small glass ornament filled with pale pink paint, then drained out and let dry for a few days.