Thursday, August 8, 2013

New tests and a small pattern

I was working these days with some pearls and Toho beads. It is quite challenging to strand them on both my shuttles and then couting them while making the lace. This was the ennoying part, actually. One bead too much or missing from the ring loop, and this was it... And since I used the Lavsan Thread, (a 3 strand), it was quite some pain. Result? This one:

 My husband declares that he loves this set more than the more complicated ones... I want to make it also in white, it would be perfect for a bride, I think.

And with this bracelet I played also with some pearls:

2 rounds
Ring 8 - 7- 8, turn work 
Chain 16, turn work
Repeat 4 times
Do not reverse work
String 1 pearl on the lower thread (shuttle) secure it with a paper clip. 
Start chain 7 - 7 (for my 3 mm pearl it was ok)
Do not reverse work 
Start ring... 
And so on. As simple as that. 
When you reach the desired lenght, you just make a complete rosette  (you might consider adding some ds between the 2 rounds, to avoid that the rosette curves). 
Long story short: 

The chain of the pearl shoud have the picot at the height of the join picots of the half-rosette from the first round. You might maybe, do one test according to the bead you will use. 
Have fun and let me know if there are mistakes in the pattern please.


  1. Sa stii ca imi place si mie setul, are o eleganta deosebita.

  2. Hé bien moi je suis 100 % d'accord avec ton mari Corina, j'adore ta parure, oui elle est simple, mais tellement jolie, j'adore :) Bravo et merci pour ton partage.

    1. Merci, Titine. Je partage volontiers à chaque fois que je peux. Si cela aide aux autres, tant mieux!

  3. So pretty! Thanks for sharing the pattern :-)

    1. You are welcome, Sharlyn. Hope it will bring you joy if you decide to work it. My thread was something like the 40 Lizbeth, so I got 5 rozettes for my wrist. With a 20 Lizbeth, you might get 3 of them...

  4. La simplicité c'est souvent la pureté et l'élégance. En frivolité particulièrement car c'est une technique de préciosité. Personnellement les modèles trop chargés notamment avec un trop plein de perles ne me plaisent pas trop, tout comme certains modèles réalisés avec la technique Ankar qui peut parfois rendre les bijoux lourds surtout s'ils sont en plus remplis de perles.
    Je suis bien de l'avis de ton mari... La simplicité alliée à juste un peu de sophistication pour donner sa personnalité au bijou lui confère une beauté et un raffinement inégalés.
    Bravo pour tes magnifiques creas et merci pour tes partages.
    Francoise Paradiso