Maltese Earrings by Dagmar Pezzuto

Maltese Earrings by Dagmar Pezzuto
maltese tatted earringby Dagmar Pezzuto



EARRING WITH MALTESE CHAIN By Dagmar Pezzuto -2014 ©

Abbreviations

CTM = Continuous thread method

CH = Chain

FR = Floating ring

+ = Join

- = Picot

3 threads = Shuttle 1 = 2 white and 1 rose( shuttle 2 )

ds = double stitch

a small seed bead

a large seed bead

a larger bead.

Round 1 = 2 shuttle ( thread with and rose) 1 ball ( thread with).

Round 2 = 1 shuttle and 1 fabric needle ( threads white ).



Note: Look closely at the photo. Please note on the round 1, the maltese chain goes like this:



sh1 or left hand thread = 3 ds
sh2 or right hand thread = 3 ds
*sh1 or left hand thread = slide up large bead, wrap 3 ds
sh2 or right hand thread = picot, wrap 3 ds, repeat from * for 11 repeats.


ROUND 1

11 large seed bead on shuttle 1

Maltese chain = 3ds (shuttle 2 ), slide 1 large seed bead , 3ds (shuttle 2).

Complete around.

Join the ends of the maltese chain, leaving two long threads. Use fabric glue on the knot.



ROUND 2

Put 160 seed beads on one shuttle.

CTM

Start on the 1ds maltese chain.

Pass the needle through 1st large seed bead.

CH 1 = 1ds small bead 1ds – 1ds small bead 1ds.

Pass the needle through second large seed bead.

Make all around.

CH11 = 1ds small bead 1ds 5 small beads 1ds small bead 1ds.

Pass the needle through 1first large seed bead.

CH 12 = 1ds 4 small beads 1ds FR 8 down beads, 1 up bead (from sh1 thread) 1ds Clr + (- CH1 ).

Make all around

Cut & Tie.

Pass the threads of maltese chain through the big bead and place on 14 large seed beads on it. Put the thread back through the large bead. Add a small knot at the junction of the maltese chain and put a drop of glue fabric to protect knot.

Hide the ends inside the big bead.

Note: The large bead must have a big hole to fit all the thread tails.



diagram for maltese tatted earringby Dagmar Pezzuto










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