At the request of several folks, here is the pattern for my "Simple Celtic Earring":
Copyright Rachel Colvin Jackson, 1996-2012
R 12 CL
CH 9 - 9 CL + to top bar of 4th ds to the right.
CH 17 + to top bar of the next 4th ds to the right.
CH 17 + to base of first CH tatted from the front to the back.
Run needle through the top bar of the ds next to the first CH tatted, cut a length of thread and pull to the front and tat around motif using a CH 17 count through out as you did for the first round. Do the same for the 3rd round. Tie & cut, hide ends.
A bead may be added to the picot and an earring finding.
Also note: there is another top bar that can be used for an additional round to create a more dense motif or for adding beading or overtatting.
A R count of 9 may be used for the foundation with chain joins every 3 ds.
This is a basic motif that can be accented and enhanced in a myriad of ways. Just have fun!
I will tat a few pairs, vary them and post on the blog later this week. Hope you enjoy the design!