An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
That was quick :-) I like the bead colours against black !Jane there could be 2 general reasons I can think of ....1. Working with large rings is not easy -- they tend to skew when closing. Hence Patty's trick has been Extremely helpful to me.2. The thread. I believe a tightly twisted 6 ply thread such as Anchor Mercer Crochet Cotton has it's role to play in keeping the rings in shape. Don't know whether either of these iapplies, but that's all I can think of at present.
I found that with the more tightly twisted Milford thread, large rings were difficult to get smooth, a less twisted thread worked better.
Or may be I'll try to do a step-by-step pictorial .... This is not good publicity ;-PI do appreciate your trials, though. Thanks again :-)
I know, sorry about that. I did contemplate not saying anything but I thought it's not good to only blog about successes! I think your pattern is fine, I hope someone else will do a better job than I did.
No, don't get me wrong :-) I am thankful you posted. It gives me a chance to work harder to put across ideas & tuts so that they become easier to understand and also motivates someone to try it out.
You're going to have a fantastic earring collection! I haven't tried the technique yet. It does look rather difficult to me.
I can't tat well with black, and the good thing about earnings is they get separated when you put them on your face :)
They look nice!! :)
I don't tat - or wear - earrings, but I'm enjoying this discussion all the same. It's productive and that is a good thing for everyone.
Just want to congratulate you on your clever solution for adding a finding on top of a four-bead picot! Well done. :-)