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.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Since it's time for Mother's Day again, I got awfully busy and made lots of necklaces & earrings for my friends and family. Beginning at the left top & bottom, I made lots of these flower earrings designed by Elizabeth Zipay. The gold necklace is done in Oren Bayan metalic thread with hundreds of beads. The pattern is in the Japanese book, Tatting Lace. The wheat & red necklace (Lizbeth thread in 20) is a design again by Elizabeth Zipay. The green earrings are by Marilee Rockley. The blue & white and purple & black necklaces are designed by Jaskina Marantys. I have many more sets of earrings completed. I'll be ready.
Tatting for Mother's Day

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Shamrock shake

OK, so I went a little nutty again. I mailed off 6 of these shamrocks, I have these 6 plus 4 more done and ready to give to friends and family. The pattern is by Betsy Evans. I also did some increasing all the stitches to 2 between picots. It's a little larger and the ends are a little more defined. I put little pins on the back.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy St. Paddy's day

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas angels, 2011

17 of the 23 tiny (abt. 2 3/4 inch) angels I made for family & friends for Christmas. They each have a bell inside. This is a pattern I've had a very long time but I don't know the source.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Thirteen Bells pattern

It's Christmas in July!! I plan to close out my 2nd, actually unpublished book, Thirteen Bell Patterns, subtitled, "Old patterns, New patterns, Some you have, Some you don't, Some you just want all in one book" Above are some samples of the patterns.
I am selling the book along with 4 glass bells for $18.00 including shipping anywhere in the USA. Most of the patterns are charted but all are fully discribed. Most are fairly easy but a few are more challenging. The first one above is in the more challenging catagory but the other 2 are easy. I've done these in #12 Perle cotton but the 3rd one does up very well in Lizbeth Size 40 thread. E-mail me for information. me@terrythetatter.com


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Museum photo