Friday, November 7, 2014

1 shuttle bracelet, beads all around.

I avoid Pinterest, even though I have an account. I pin in there only in some boards (my ideas to tat and the art board). I do not delete de other ones because this would cause to many broken links...
But this does not mean that I do not spend a good amount of time in front of the PC starring at patterns. I don't know you, but since some time I discovered how clever were the creators of the antique patterns. How they solved some problem, how they invented new methods or techniques. I cannot thank enough Sue for 2 excellent books, both teasing my curiosity.
And this is how I got to this idea: what if I can make a beaded chain with 1 shuttle? And then combine this element with rings. I experimentes with dead ends, (yes, they work with 1 shuttle only), chains in the middle of the work finishing where they want to (encapsulating, padding... you name it). There is nothing a shuttle with thread cannot do. Some solutions are simple, some come from riddles but what would be tatting without a bit of riddles?
The first attempt was this one. All rings. No chain at all. 
Pattern? I give it to you just to guide you, but it really depends on your thread and your beads. 
1 shuttle, all beads on the shuttle. Keep your crochet hook handy. 
Start with ring, 1 bead in the loop. 
16ds, bring 1 bead from the shuttle and make a small picot for a future join, 2 - 14. Close ring. The bead from the loop will remain at the base of the ring. 
Turn work. Bring 1 bead from the shuttle, prepare to work the first smal ring: 8-2, close. The bead will be trapped ar the base of the ring. 
Do not turn, bring one more bead, make small ring: 2+6-2, close, do not turn. Repeat this until you have 6 small rings. Make lock join to the picot on top of the bead on the core thread. 
Do not turn work. 
Take 1 bead, start another big ring: 2 + (to the picot from the small ring) 14, bring another bead on the core thread and let the picot for the next join, 16, close, turn work.   The bead from the loop remains at the base of the ring. 
Start to work the small rings as the previous ones. 
Not so difficult. 
But I did not like it , the beaded chains did not lay flat on the wrist and since I do not like to stiffen or to block, I changed some things: reduced the beads from 6 to 5 and gave up the beads from the bigger rings. 
Lot better. 
  



 I start to like these 1 shuttle patterns. This would be my third no-Ankars 1 shuttle pattern. But I really like the freedom one can have. Just as I said: 1 shuttle, thread, beads, a crochet hook. One of those projects you can tat while waiting for something or in a bus, with no fear for the ball of the second shuttle.
Have fun. Please let me know if I did write something wrong. It always hapen.

31 comments:

  1. That is an awesome bracelet design!!! Truly wonderful!!! :) I hope to get a chance to try it!!! :)

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    1. Hope you will like the result. Just make some tests with your thread and beads. At least when you make the first small ring. Have fun!

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  2. Oh I really like this and will try this soon! I can't wait it is very pretty, thank you for the tips and directions! Your wonderful!

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  3. Quelle productivité !!! C'est encore une fois original et ravissant.

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    1. Merci, Emilie. Cela faisait partie d'un projet plus large, mais comme il y a eu une tentative de le copier en le travailant avec des chaînes, j'ai décidé de le publier avant. Ravie qu'il puisse plaire.

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  4. It's lovely! Thanks for sharing Corina :). Adding it to my To Tat list :).

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    1. Thank you, Jenn. Have fun, if you decide to work it.

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  5. Muchas gracias cory por tus hermosos regalos

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  6. I love this idea and I hope I get time to try this, thank you for sharing your pattern and how to.
    Brilliant idea
    Margaret

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  7. Oh wow Corina, more things for me to try! Thank you.

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  8. Que c'est beau !!!!!! Bravo et merci Corina :)
    Bisou

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  9. The statement you made at beginning reminds me of the Queen of Romania I just bought a used book and loved her writings she felt the same way about tatting and really enjoyed it too! I love this bracelet!

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    1. Thank you. Queen Elisabeth of Romania was a fine connoisseur of tatting. She was not making tatting, she was feeling it. And this is to be seen or felt in her tatting.

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  10. lovely, I will give it a try...thank you for your inspiration......it is very much appreciated....Dorothy

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  11. trying, but may be toooooo challenging for my little brain..... ha ha thank you, and in hopes you will have the pattern for sale at some point in time, I would buy for sure....thank you again!!! It's lovely.....

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    1. sewingnanac, if you know to work the rings, you can work this little one. Just take 1 bead in the loop (on the hand before starting the ring and work this ring. When you close it, the bead will remain at the base, on the core thread. It is fun, you will see.

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  12. Hi Corina, I really like this pattern and was wondering what size thread and beads you suggest for making it.
    Thank you, Cyndi

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    1. Hi Cindy, I worked it with a thread similar to the Lizbeth 40. You can any time adjust the ds to the therad and the beads you have ;) .

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  13. Muy bonita, la probé y queda preciosa. Muy fina. Gracias mil veces.

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  14. Merci Corina pour tes explications, cela faisait longtemps que je l'avais à l'œil ton bracelet, mais j'avais un peu oublié jusqu'à ce jour.
    Tu es un zamour et te remercie pour tout ce que tu fais pour nous.
    Bisou bisou
    Titine

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    1. Amuse-toi bien, Titine. je suis sûre que c'est une merveille qui sortira de tes mains! Bisous.

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  15. simple mais genial! je vais essayer :-). mille merci pour le partage!

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  16. Bonsoir Corina
    Ce bracelet est superbe est ce que je peut le faire à l'aiguille?
    Aurais tu le schéma en français?
    J'aime tes explications qui sont très bien même pour une débutante comme moi.
    Car les boucles d'oreilles Waves ont beaucoup plus a mes amies j'ai du en faire de plusieurs couleurs.
    Je te souhaite une bonne soirée
    Micheline

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  17. Dear Corina, this pattern is really lovely! I realized it and published in the French group in FB " Frivolité " and someone asked me for a French version. You have probably already done a translation, right? May I ask you to post it in FB to help those unfamiliar with English? 😉

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  18. Hey..loved your designs. Do you have any videos of your work? If yes, please share.

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