Friday, October 9, 2015
Trial and Error
Ring Only Earring
Load 9 beads onto the shuttle. I used a starlit shuttle that comfortably holds the beads.
NB : when working a ring(R), the bead is put onto the back of the hand before starting. When working a single shuttle split ring (SSSR), the bead is not put onto the core thread but moved into position from the shuttle thread at the right time.
R 1 (with bead on core thread): 8 ds, picot, 8 ds cl (close) [hide the beginning thread inside the first half of the ring]
SSSR 2: 8, move bead from shuttle to top of ring, finger tat rest of the ring, 4 very small picot (vsp) 4, cl.
R 3 (bead on hand): 4 join (+) to vsp, 4, + (R1, next to bead) 8, cl.
SSSR 4: 8, move bead into position, finger tat 4, vsp, 4, cl.
R 5 (bead on hand): 4 + (vsp) 4 + (space between R2 and R3), 4 vsp 4, cl.
R 6 (bead on hand) 4 +(vsp) 4 + (loop of thread over bead in R 3) 8 cl.
+ join the shuttle thread to the space between R6 and R5.
SSSR 7: 8, move bead into position, finger tat 4, vsp, 4 cl.
R 8 (bead on hand) 4 + (vsp) 4 + (space between R5 and R4) 8 cl.
+ join shuttle thread to space between R7 and R8.
SSSR 9: 8, move bead into position, finger tat 8, cl.
+ join the shuttle thread to the middle of the thread over the last bead.
R10 (earring hook on hand): 8, picot with earring hook, 8, cl.
Make another one the same!