Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bead on 2nd half split ring and other beady things

The 1st half of the Split Ring is worked like a normal ring. So, a bead on the 1st half needs to be slid into the working circle of thread before beginning the ring. But, the bead on the 2nd half (from shuttle 2) is slid up only when ready to make the bead picot. (Also seen are beads over picots, held temporarily with paper clips.)

The finished bead picot.

The finished Split Ring.
The photos above show a remake (in progress) of a pendant design that I never got around to writing up. I've called it "Lacy Lantern" recently, but in the past I called it "Swallowtail". If you have an idea for a name for the pendant, feel free to state it in a comment!

By the way, the blinged shuttle was a gift from Lace-lovin' Librarian - thank you, Diane!

The thread I'm currently working with is from my latest hand dyed thread batch, called "Summer Trail", currently listed in my Etsy shop.


Michelle said...

That makes a lot of sense about the beads, thank you!
Your HDT is gorgeous!

Irena said...

bardzo ładny ten naszyjnik, pozdrawiam

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Marilee, you always give such clear explanations... thank you! I'm not sure I'm quite ready to take the beading plunge, though. ; )

I'm glad to see you're enjoying your shuttle!

max said...

Beautiful tatting ! so nice with pearl,and fun thread!

Gala J. said...

This pendant looks like two peacocks to me :)

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you, all, for your super nice comments!

Gala Jewelry, I like the two peacocks idea. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Love your shuttle! Where did you get it? LOL! :) I will have to remember to come back and link your post to my techniques page for others! :)

Marilee Rockley said...

Thank you, TattingChic. The blinged shuttle was a gift from Lace-loving' Librarian ~ Diane. She does giveaways of her fancy shuttles from time to time, so check out her blog at