The pattern is now available as pdf! Click here.
The structure of the 3-D rose in the center was inspired by Sharon Morgan's Jessica Rose, but I didn't use the "dimples" in mine, just plain tatted rings. The design of the cross itself is very simple, only vintage-style rings and chains.
I tatted the rose first (from my own "Roses" hand dyed thread), then lock joined the white thread at a picot between petals on the back. I opted to use lock joins (shuttle joins) at the places where the cross joined into the rose. Not sure if this is "right", but it's what I chose to try this time. I guess I thought "locking" each of the branches of the cross separately this way would give them more stability.
Eager beavers who want to try making these can probably figure out how it's done from the photos - go right ahead! It's fairly simple.