I've joined the 25 motif challenge. What I want to do, is to challenge myself to try different techniques that I either haven't used before, or have struggled with. Like the layered tatting I used yesterday. So I count the earrings as my #1 for the challenge.
Months ago I downloaded a PDF called Single-threaded Tatted Platonic Solids Tutorial. Phew. Daunting name. It's a tutorial by Andres Mancenido showing how to create 3-dimensional geometric shapes - cubes, pyramids etc. I don't know where I downloaded it from, and I can't create a link, but In-Tatters is mentioned as a contact, so anyone interested may be able to find it there. The tutorial shows the principles for creating any such platonic solid. The tutorial is clear, but it might have been easier for a beginner if it showed specific directions for one solid to start with. I'm working on it, but I realise that I need to get my head around getting the planes right in relation to each other. This first attempt will have to be abandoned - it's not going to turn into a cube with a bead at each corner - but I have learnt a lot in the process.