Another bauble that I did the other day. This one has beads on the chain thread which made it quite different. Perhaps I shouldn't have chosen black as they don't show up too well!!!!
I've found it's easier to start with a finding to hold onto when 'baubling' if you're doing an earring. So that's what I did here. HOWEVER once I'd finished the pair I decided to cover the rather small split ring findings with tatting!!!!
See the beads at the bottom? Another new idea that occurred to BC3. I've added the beads to the ribs and each rib is taken through eight beads and back through seven - thus being easier to hide the ends in the bauble. One of the joys of this technique is it's easy to 'lose the ends' (after tying) in the work!!!
However, when I did the last lot of beads on the fourth rib I took the thread through the eighth bead on the other ribs and THEN back down through seven beads on the final one. This brought each rib close to the others which I quite like. Did that make sense or should I do a page about it?!?!?!?