26 May 2017

Another new start

Remember these beads I've been working with? Well there are three sizes and as we all know - size is critical. Well, almost as tatting does have a bit of 'give' to it.

A neighbour and I went on a 'jolly' to Birmingham a few weeks ago and I mentioned I'd be looking out for more beads in the same sizes. Nothing, zilch, nowt in the market or anywhere else. 

Then Sue happened to be in a nearby town a week or so later and found a necklace with beads and rings which she bought for me from a charity shop. 

The beads turned out to be quite a lot bigger than the ones I'd been playing with so it's back to the 'drawing board' - as 'they' say!!!

Here's a 'pattern' for the beads. I know, it's not very glamorous as it's a test to see if my guess work design fits or not! I'd say it was a good, snug fit! Now to write it down properly and use some 'decent' thread to see what comes of it. I'm thinking Christmas decorations but BC3 may have other ideas!


Jane McLellan said...

Well, you've established the principle involved.

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

I have lots of Christmas ornaments that need some embellishment. Unfortunately, they're a bit larger than your beads. Still, as Jane M says, you have the principle established, which is much further than I've ever ventured!

Madtatter80 said...

There is great potential for these guys love them!

God's Kid said...

Looks great!! :)

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