Tuesday, August 6, 2013
For the pair above, I used brass diamond shaped filigrees that measured 15mm across (a little over 1/2 inch). The thread was Lizbeth size 20 in Herbal Garden. I strung 15 size 11/0 Delicas onto the thread, putting 12 of them on the shuttle thread, and 3 on the ball thread.
I started with the top center ring.
R 2-2-2, join to filigree, 2-2-2. RW.
Ch 2-2-2-2-2-2. RW.
R 4, join to filigree, 4. RW.
Ch 4, [slide up a bead from the shuttle, 1] 2 times, then slide up the 3rd bead, 4. Lock join to filigree.
Ch 7. Lock join to filigree.
This is the basic pattern. The way it's arranged and repeated can be seen in the photo. At the bottom I used the 3 beads that were on the ball thread, to dangle from a picot at the bottom, between the chains.
This is just to give an idea of what might be done. There are many possibilities!