Thursday, October 29, 2009

All that glitters isn't beads

I really challenged the ladies by throwing split rings at them last week and split rings with beads at the same time was way too much too soon. So taking a step back I rethought the process and came up with this:

It's the same basic idea with rings off the top of the chains added. In place of the beads we have size 10 thread with a metallic filament. Sparkle without hassle. Each of the ladies managed about one third of a snowflake during class. If they work on it at home, they should have one finished or nearly finished, by next week and we'll do another the same. Not spectacular, but at least it is something that they will be able to do and display on their Christmas tree.


❦TattingChic said...

That's a perfect design. A new technique that's not too difficult! It'll look lovely on their trees this Christmas (or next...depending on when they get it done, LOL!).

Ridgetatter said...

Well, if anyone can bring them along, YOU can!
You will be happy to know that I FINALLY am able to tat a decent rosette! I tatted 1 last evening and 2 today; and, they look like yours. Thank you for the tutorial so long ago ~ you deserve to share in my joy!
LOL Thank you for bringing me along into the online world of tatting Sharon. hugs, Bev

Ginny W said...

that looks like what i started doing with christmas ornaments. I used to use the size 10 metalic thread for a nice glimmer before i learned how much i love beads.