|Continue by tightening the core (shuttle thread) around the bead.|
|Here the bead is in place. Continue tatting the rest of the way around the bead.|
|Now the paper clip is removed, showing the space it had been saving. This is where the crochet hook is inserted to pull the shuttle thread through.|
|Finish with a lock join.|
|Bead in center of completed mock ring.|
This is a technique I use often in my tatted jewelry.
The pattern for the above example uses one shuttle and ball thread.
Supplies: size 20 Lizbeth thread, an 8mm round bead, and 24 size 11 seed beads. (To use a different size thread or beads, the stitch counts will need to be adjusted to fit).
String the 24 seed beads onto the ball thread, then wind just a small amount of thread onto the shuttle. The beads remain on the ball thread.
SCMR 2, (bead picot with 3 beads, 2-2) 3 times, bead picot with 3 beads, 2.
Place the round bead onto the loop that was left at the beginning, put the shuttle through the loop, and tighten around bead.
Continue the SCMR with a picot at the end of the round bead, 2, (bead picot with 3 beads, 2-2) 3 times, bead picot with 3 beads, 2.
Tighten, then lock join to base of round bead.
This is how much I have shown in the photos. I hope this will give you an idea that you will enjoy using.