Skills required: shuttle tatting, split rings, tatting with beads, optional.
It is a 2 shuttle project. The daring ones can also do it with 1 shuttle (Single Shuttle Spilt Ring).
R1: 12 ds.
R2: 8 / 8, cl, dnrw.
R3: 10/10, cl, dnrw.
R4: 12 / 12, cl, dnrw.
Sh. 1: R5: 25 - 15, cl, dnrw.
Sh. 1: R6: 15 + 45, cl, rw.
Sh. 2: R7: 25 - 15, cl, dnrw.
Sh. 2: R8: 15 + 45, cl, dnrw. (or reverse, it is optional, but then choose the right shuttle)
Sh2: R9: 12 vlp 4 vlp 12, close, rw
Sh. 1: R10: 10 vsp 10, cl, rw.
Sh. 2: R11: 10 + 10, close, cut, hide ends.
Of course you can vary the ds to suit your thread. I worked it with something similar to the Lizbeth 40, so it is not too big. If you work with cotton, then you should definitelly re-think according to the maximim of the ds you can make for a ring. Or you trick it nicelly ad work chain, but for this, re-thinking of the beads sequence is necessary.
For this one, I strung on the shuttle 1 the beads for the antenae (as in this previous blog entry).
Start stringing the beads: Shuttle 1: the 2 feeles then 11 beads , Shuttle 2: 11 beads.
In this case it is very important to work R9 with the Shuttle 1.
For the purple variant:
String the beads for Shuttle 1: the feelers + 24 beads, Shuttle 2: 10 beads.
Between the split rings, you add the beads as described in the previous blog entry.
bs: bead brought from the shuttle (stays on the core thread)
bp: beaded picot
R1 (with 2 beads in the loop) 3ds bs 3ds bp 3ds bs 3ds close ring.
R2: as described...
R10: 3ds 7 bs sep by 2 ds, 3 ds close ring.
Adding the beads, cristals is entirely up to you. My dragonfly will end up as a brooch.
I have to thank Marisa di Mauro, she tatted the dragonfly only from the rough pattern, without having the ds given. Here is her variant.