Spring Earring Dagmar Pezzuto
Spring Earrings by Dagmar Pezzuto ©2015
This delicate beaded earring by Dagmar Pezzuto features three tatted cluny leaves and two long chains in Victorian sets.
DS, ds = double stitch
R = ring
SR = split ring
CL = cluny leaf
FR = floating ring
SCMR = self closing mock ring, mock ring
+ = join
- = picot
dnrw = do not reverse work
Clr, clr = close ring
Victorian chain = chains tatted in sets of half stitches
CTM = continuous thread method
Large bead = #10 three beads are needed.
Small bead = #4 four beads are needed.
Using two shuttles ctm or needle and ball thread begin earring at the bottom where the arrow points to the start, R1.
R1 = 13 ds + (join to large bead) 13 ds clr.
SR2 = using sh1, 13 ds + (join to large bead) / 13 ds clr.
Prepare cluny loom on hand or loom device and then make 20 passes. A pass in cluny tatting means to take the shuttle/needle from the right to the left and back to the right = one pass.
CL 1 = 20 passes.
SR3 = 2 ds - 2 ds - 2 ds + (join to small bead) / 8 ds clr.
R4 = SCMR 13 ds + (join to large bead) dnrw;
FR5 = a floating ring with 7 picots separated by 1 ds clr dnrw;
cont. SCMR 13 ds clr.
CL 2 = 20 passes + (join to split ring 2).
CL 3 = 20 passes.
R6 = 8 ds + (join to small bead) + (join to R4) 2 ds - 2 ds - 2 ds clr.
Victorian chain 1 = this chain is 72 half stitches long. It is tatted in 6 sets of 6 : 6
R7 = 13 ds + (join to two small beads) - 13 ds clr.
Repeat Victorian chain and fasten off to SR2.
Here are two methods of adding beads to the center of a ring. The upper diagram shows a bead embedded in a split ring. The lower diagram shows a bead placed in the center of a normal tatted ring.
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