My posting has been sketchy I admit it. I would like to blame someone else but its my fault. I keep leaving my stuff all over the place. Just as I realise that I have a slot for my photo card on my laptop and don't need my camera cord (lost but found) I misplace my camera. After 2 weeks of searching the house I finally find it at the clinic... in the last place I looked. You know how I feel about posts with no pictures so I've been immobilized too afraid to post without a picture!
So good news I have a picture and a pattern to post. Its a pattern based around a bead so you'll need to stick pretty close to the original thread size. I used DMC size 8 thread which is ridiculously easy to find and comes in a lot of colors (my sister bought a crap load at a bizarre). I'm thinking you can probably use size 20 tatting thread.
Vicki Clarke 2010 email@example.com
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bear bead (you can buy this bead by the 100's at a dollar store)
DMC size 8 thread wound CTM with 1 yard on shuttle. Size 20 tatting thread will work as well
ls- lock stitch
lj- lock join
DNRW- do not reverse work
Start by pulling thread from top to bottom through bear bead and hold loop using a paperclip.
Ch1 ls 3-4-4-4 lj (to space held by paperclip) 4-4-4-4 lj (to beginning just under the lock stitch)
R 3 + (to 1st p of Ch1) 3
R 3 + (to 2nd p of Ch1) 3
R 3 + (to 3rd p of Ch 1) 3 DNRW
R 3 - 3
Ch 8 DNRW
R 3 + (to 4th p of Ch1) 3
R 3 + (to 5th p of Ch1) 3
R 3 + (to 6th p of Ch1) 3
Ch 8 join back to beginning, cut and tie
If you have any questions or feedback about the pattern please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm working on making friends with Adobe so I can give you patterns in a better format but I'm computer dumb. It may take awhile.