Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Piney Woods!!!
Here is the finished pendant featuring the beautiful Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S9 (Herb Garden). The foundation can be found on this past Friday's blogpost, but I will include it here, too.
Using a size 8 tatting needle, Valdani Luxury Pearl Silk in S9 (Herb Garden), 8 Swarovski 3mm bicones in a Spring green, and 8 dark green Czech seed beads, tat as follows:
To begin with, string 1 seed bead, Swarovski, 1 seed bead onto silk thread 4 times.
Each ICR has the same counts, so repeat these 4 times:
ICR 13 very small - 4 - (as you form this picot, slide 1 Swarovski bicone onto tatting needle, then finish picot with 1 seed bead, Swarovski, 1 seed bead) 4 very small - 13 CL.
After tatting the last ICR, tie the ends and leave a length of thread as you will need it later for anchoring the center accent. Or you may leave the center plain- just tie & hide the ends.
For this round, string 12 dark green seed beads onto thread. Run needle through (join) any picot to the right of the previously tatted bead cluster and tat as follows:
Pick up 1 seed bead, CH 4 - with 3 seed beads 4 CL + to next -.
Pick up 1 seed bead, CH 5 very sm- 3 very sm - 3 very sm - 3 very sm- 3 very sm - 5 CL + to next -.
Continue around motif using these counts, tie ends, hide & cut.
For these final 5 CH passes, CHs 1, 3 & 5 have the same counts. You will be using the first half of the ds for the first 5 stitch counts and the second half of the ds for the following 5 stitch counts, alternating for a total count of 80.
Run needle through the 1st - of previously tatted CH and tat as follows:
Pick up 1 seed bead then CH ZigZag 80 CL + to corresponding - on next previously tatted CH.
You will repeat this for the 3rd & 5th pass on this final round, weaving the CHs as you tat.
For the 2nd and 4th CH counts, simply pick up 1 seed bead and CH 40 CL + to corresponding - of previously tatted CH, weaving the CHs as you tat. At the end of each pass, tie ends, hide & cut.
REMEMBER- use a small dot of jeweler's adhesive if you are working with silk to keep it from slipping free of the final knot.
I hope you all will enjoy this pattern. Rosie Fey is VERY sorry she chewed the first pendant. I was able to salvage the beads and re-tat it. Thank goodness I made a note of my counts!
May you have a charmed and blessed St. Patrick's Day! Until Monday~