Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Odds and Ends

Every tatter has lots and lots and lots of leftover thread ends. This last week I've used a lot of mine up by making beaded snowflakes. The beads make it easy to hide the ends so you don't care if you have to use multiple threads. Here I used 2 pieces of thread and hid the ends under the beads. The basic pattern is R 4-4, 6 beads (size 10), *R 4-4-4-4, 6 beads, R 4+4*, repeat from *.
I got bored after awhile so I modified the pattern by adding beads on the outside rings and changing the ds count to 3. Naturally, since there's little structure to the snowflakes I had to stiffen them using glue.


  1. Very pretty! I'll bet these will sparkle on the tree!

  2. A brilliant way to use up that extra thread. They are lovely!

  3. Those are SO pretty. Wouldn't they look lovely in a metal ring too? That would keep their shape and you can 'make' them fit by adding more or fewer beads. Lovely idea.

  4. This is a wonderful idea. I could probably make these all year from the thread ends I have. Thank you for sharing the idea and the pattern.

  5. What lovely little beaded snowflakes! Simple and beautiful!


Anyone out there? Say hi if you are......