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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Beads on a string

So, I wanted to clean my craft area and get rid of some of the clutter. .... and, you can guess what happened.

I found this string of beads inside one of the many boxes.


I just had to do something with it before throwing it out. So, I made this,

It started to get interesting and I tatted a few more,


The above were tatted with shuttle and ball, except for the bottom-most, which was with shuttle only.

Then I continued some more and tried with two shuttles, with the result you can see below,

There is a lot more that can be done with this string of beads.

What? ... The clean-up?  ... Did I say I wanted to clean-up the craft area?
Now, when did I say that?

Updated
Here is another photo before I close this topic. Tatted a couple of cloverleaves to the sample (with two shuttles).

There should be enough sample for you to try experimenting on your own.

There were requests for patterns, here and also on my Facebook page.  Not sure how to prepare patterns for these because the stitch count will depend on the size of the strung beads. Some of the techniques that I have used for this experiment, besides the double-stitch and regular join, is the crocodile join, roll join and double-stitch on split chains.

13 comments:

  1. Those all look fabulous!!! :)

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  2. That's a really cool idea Jon! I might have to try it myself. This looks like an easy way to incorporate beads into tatting without having to spend time stringing them onto your threads first.

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  3. Yea the cool thing about cleaning is that it waits for you, and no one does it for you, love what you have done with the beads the pictures just got better and Better!

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  4. I totally agree with Jeff ! My bead-phobia may become a thing of the past now :-)
    Beautiful edgings/bracelets-wannabe

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  5. I totally agree with Jeff ! My bead-phobia may become a thing of the past now :-)
    Beautiful edgings/bracelets-wannabe

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  6. Beautiful! I like them all and you've just started!

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  7. That's true you really have expanded the idea since you posted it on Facebook, I know somewhere I have a string of beads must find them and try this.
    Margaret

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  8. Perfect timing! Thanks so much for sharing your explorations. I've done some work with strings of beads, but I don't have the patterns in a sharable format and I didn't do in any in-progress photos. I needed a link for Element-al Design that shows just what you've been doing. I've placed a link to this page in the Techniques page so others can see the possibilities. Again, thank you!

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    1. You are welcome Eliz. I like what you are doing on the Element-al Design.

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    2. Thanks, Jon. I hope it's proving to be a helpful resource.

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  9. Great experiment! I just found such a string of beads in my stash and wondered if I should try to use it with tatting... great to see you already did

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  10. I found a useful clear bag when I was decluttering, organising and tidying up. It is zip up and large enough to put all my patch work or future projects in. I find stuff don't use takes up space very quicky.

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  11. This is beautiful and so creative. What a wonderful imagination you have. Thank you so much for sharing!

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