Good morning! Are you ready for another goody??? How about a little bit of Pumpkin Pie?
A size 8 tatting needle with S244 "Love of Life" Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk, 5 4mm Swarocski bicones, 1 6mm Swarovski bicone and a number of Delica seed beads were used to tat this pendant.
Begin with a foundation of 5 ICRs (interlocking chain rings) with the following counts:
ICR 13 very sm - 3 - (with seed bead, Swarovski, seed bead) 3 very sm- 13 CL
Repeat 5 times, leaving a bit of the ends as they will be used later to anchor the 6mm Swarovski bicone.
For the next step, string 15 seed beads on the silk, + to very sm - to the right of bead set and tat as follows:
Pick up 1 seed bead with needle, CH 3 - (with 3 seed beads) 3 CL
+ to next very sm -, pick up 1 seed bead with needle, CH 5 followed by 5 graduated picots (sm, med, lg, med, sm) 5 CL + and continue around motif. Tie & cut, hide ends.
NOTE: when I tat with any silk I use a small dot of jeweler's adhesive to secure my finishing knots!
For the final two rounds:
Outer round 1- run needle through seed bead cluster between the 1st & 2nd seed beads, CH 35 CL + to corresponding spot at next seed bead cluster. Continue around motif, tie & cut.
Outer round 2- run the needle through seed bead cluster between the 2nd & 3rd seed beads, CH 35 CL + to corresponding spot at next seed bead cluster. Continue around motif, tie & cut.
Using the center threads, add the 6 mm Swarovski bicone to the center, running the threads to the back, knotting them and securing with a dab of jeweler's adhesive. Add a jumpring and you're done.
A Facebook friend who has a tatting group assigned an October project (which is to tat something in orange and/or black). I was inspired to tat Pumpkin Pie. I've done this design for a number of years & thought it was time to share. It is easy & quick to tat up, & works well with a wide variety of threads and beads. Hope you enjoy it!
I'm off to the Atelier- no telling what I'm going to get into today! Have a wonderful day & until tomorrow~