Monday, July 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Tiny Tatted Star with Beads
This pattern calls for Daisy Picots you can find the instructions on the web. Jane Eboral has instructions on her website http://www.e.n.e.btinternet.co.uk/daisypicotriet.pdf
The star in the picture is made with size 30 thead and Czech glass seed beads size 11/0. The center of the star is a clear rainbow fringe seed bead from http://www.firemountaingems.com
DS= double stitch
DP= daisy picot
**=repeat between *'s number of times
load 15 seed beads on your thread. You can then wind about 2 feet of thread and the beads onto another shuttle, but I prefer to tie a small knot in the end of the thread and letting the beads dangle on about 18" of thread and finger tat the Daisy Picots.
Wrap your hand for a ring and tat 1 DS with your shuttle.
Let the shuttle dangle and do a DP of 3,3beads,3 lay thread over back of hand
pick up shuttle
*2 DS let shuttle dangle pick up thread and finger tat DP 3,3beads,3 lay thread over back of hand * repeat 3 times for a total of 5 Daisy Picots
close ring and tie ends of threads together.
I used a full length flower stem wire size 28 gauge, doubled it and put the fringe bead on it at the bend. Then twisted the wire together into a stem. The stem was put through the center ring of the star and a spot of hotglue was put on the stem just below the fringe bead to hold the star together. The thread ends were then cut very close to the knot as the glue held it all together.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Just 5 rings.
The thread used for these flowers is a silk pearl size 12 but any thread will do.
use size of beads that will fit your thread
load 20 beads on the shuttle thread
[ ]=work between * number of times
put 4 beads on the working thread around your hand
R 3-2b1b1b2-3 cl, the 4th bead will be at the bottom of the ring
*R 3+2b1b1b2-3 cl* 
R 3+2b1b1b2+3 cl and tie ends together