Mar 15, 2011

A puppy and a pattern

I have not been blogging for a long time. There are circumstances that prevented me from doing so.  Last month I tripped over stairs while I was out shopping and damaged my foot ligaments.  According to the doctor I needed  to take bed rest and the damage would take 3 - 6 weeks to heal. Something I don't mind, but practically it is impossible. There is so much to do, and to leave it all and lie back is  unthinkable. Then to top it all my dog gave birth to a puppy, just one puppy, quite unexpectedly. The first few weeks were tough because the mother was so fiercely possessive about her pup and would not let anyone come near, but now she has calmed down. This is the pup whom we are now extremely fond of. He is very playful, friendly and very aggressive.



Meanwhile, I tried working on the Twirlz earring pattern. I consider a diagram is very important part of the pattern.  I downloaded a pattern making software and struggled in vain, finally giving up on that. I managed to get the rings right but the chains would not connect. I was probably was using the wrong software.

I  decided to use the picture for the thread count as I was not able to make the diagram.

You need 2 shuttles, size 20 thread and 66 size 11 seed beads.
For a single earring earring thread 33 bead on the thread, but when winding CTM slide 12  beads on shuttle A and 21 beads on shuttle B.


Top Circle
Shuttle A slide 7 beads within the ring, R 6ds, lp with 6 beads, 6ds ( the 7th beads is automatically positioned at the base of the ring) RW
Shuttle B  Ch 7ds RW
Shuttle A slide one bead in ring, R 6ds join to  beaded picot between bead 1 and 2,  6ds (the bead is positioned at the base of the ring on closing). RW
Shuttle B  Ch 7ds RW
Shuttle A slide one bead in ring, R 6ds, join to  beaded picot between bead 2 and 3, 6ds. RW
Shuttle B  Ch 7ds RW
Shuttle A slide one bead within ring, R 6ds, join to  beaded picot between bead 3 and 4, 6ds. RW
Shuttle B Ch 7ds RW
Shuttle A slide one bead in ring, R 6ds, join to  beaded picot between bead 4 and 5, 6ds. RW
Shuttle B  Ch 7ds RW
Shuttle A slide one bead in ring, R 6ds, join to  beaded picot between bead 5 and 6, 6ds.

Shuttle B slide 3 beads in ring, R 6ds, slide three beads in picot, 3ds p 3ds. RW
Shuttle A  Ch 5ds RW
Shuttle B  slide 3 beads in ring, R 3ds  + 3ds,  slide three beads in picot, 3ds p 3ds. RW
Shuttle A  Ch 5ds RW

Cloverleaf
Shuttle B  slide 3 beads in ring, R 3ds + 5ds, slide 3 beads in picot, 5ds p 3ds.
Slide 3 beads within ring, 3ds + 6ds, slide 3 beads in picot,  6ds p 3ds.
Slide 3 beads in ring,  3ds + 5ds, slide 3 beads in picot, 5ds p 3ds. RW

Shuttle A Ch 5ds RW
Shuttle B  slide 3 beads in ring, R 3ds + 3ds,  slide three beads in picot, 3ds p 3ds. RW
Shuttle A Ch 5ds RW
Shuttle B join to base of first ring with a shuttle join, slide 3 beads in ring, R 3ds +3ds, slide three beads in picot, 6ds. Tie and sew ends.


If there is any problem in the pattern please let me know.

Happy Tatting.

10 comments:

  1. Cute puppy!

    Hope your foot is better very soon.

    Pretty earrings!
    Finally -
    http://www.serif.com/FreeDownloads/

    The Serif Draw free programme is what I used.

    I am miserable at drawing on my computer, but this freebie is useful if you MUST do it! Check it out. It might work for you... or not!
    Fox : )

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  2. aw, cute puppy!

    Thanks for the pattern, I can't wait to try it out!

    I'll let you know how it works up

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  3. Hope the puppy's antics keep you entertained until you heal! Lovely pattern!

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  4. Thanks everyone! The puppy is a cuddly and adorable. Fox, thanks for the software link. Please do give me feedback on the pattern.

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  5. Your blog is very beautiful!I am definitely going to visit you often,hugs
    Dorota

    www.jewellerybijou.com

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  6. Thanks Dorota! You are most welcome!

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  7. Welcome. Wow very beautiful very pretty puppy.
    Good luck Kuba.

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  8. That's a darling puppy! So sorry to hear about your accident and I hope you are healing nicely! Your earrings are nice. I just came to say congrats on winning Jeff's giveaway! :)
    ~TattingChic ♥

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