Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Necklace "Joie" pattern

I wanted to made some time ago a tatted bracelet. I saw a nice Ankars bracelet from Maranta and I want to do something similar. Of course it is far away from the original, I am not at that point ... yet. Short story: I started as a bracelet, after the beads it shrunk somehow so it ended up as an asymetric necklace:

I made it out wit orange silk thread and then sewed the beads (cristals, pearls and coral beads).
It is a 2 shuttles pattern, because it has split rings in.
Here is the rough pattern:
The first part is easy, if you are familiar with the complexe ring on ring method. The difficulty comes at the second part of the chain. In order to make the rings on the same side of the work, you have 2 possibilities. You work the bigger ring (the one marked with red) and then:
a) you don't turn work and work the rings 20 - 20 and 15 - 15 and join them with reverse join..
b) you turn the work, and work the rings (making sure that they are aligned UNDER the big ring) with normal join.
The second way was difficult for me and the rings did not close as I wanted them to close... You could make it better, I'm sure.
It will happen every second element...
As you see, for the trefoil you can choose to make or not the picots (8-8-8-8 or 8-16-8). After the split ring,  do not reverse work. The chain should be like this:
Of course you can change the number of ds as it pleases you, especialy for the chain. If you have a good thread wich allows you to work a stiffen lace, you will have no problem with larger chains. I was also tempted to join the bigger ring to the chain, but I did not like the effect.
Once you have the lace, you can play with the beads.


  1. Merci Corina pour ton généreux partage.
    Ton collier est superbe.

  2. Merci Titine, pour tes mots. Si tu t'attaques au collier et que tu aies de problèmes pendant le travail, je suis là pour aider. Je ne suis pas encore experte en schémas et je n'ai pas eu le temps de faire un tuto tout en images...
    Bisous de Ténérife,

  3. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful pattern!

  4. I learned a lot from people who share. I try to do the same, even if I am at the beggining. It is fair, in my eyes. If there are some problem in working this pattern, please let me know.

  5. très très beau !!!
    Quand j'aurai maîtrisé la technique à la navette, j'essaierai de le réaliser !!!


  6. Je te remercie, filacroquer. Il est vrai que j'imagine difficilement comment on peut le travailler à l'aiguille... Mais tu es sur le bon chemin, je le sais.

  7. Merci pour tes encouragements Corina !!! En tout cas, ce que je peux te dire c'est que tes réalisations donnent envie de persévérer dans l'apprentissage de la technique avec la (les) navette(s) !
    Merci de partager les explications de ce beau modèle.

  8. Maravilloso collar!. Me gusta muchísimo Corina.
    Con tu permiso intentaré hacer algo parecido, me parece espectacular con las piedras y la perla en medio.
    Un saludo y muchas gracias por compartirlo.

  9. Gracias, concha. Te prometí que voy a intentar subir la esquema. Dime si va a tener problemas en entenderlo.

  10. You are welcome, Urtica. If you decide to work it and if have more questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I advise you not to work with cotton thread, but polyester. Work the lace first and then search for the beads. If you want to do it for some pearls you already have, you might consider adjust the amount of ds.

  11. Great crafting design and tutorial, you really did a fine piece. Handmade accessories always make you have a more unique style.

  12. Hola, Corina. Te felicito por tu blog. Tus trabajos son muy bonitos y las explicaciones muy claras. Solo tengo una duda en el rercer dibujo del esquema que dice Chain 30-8 Ring 35 join to R5 15-5-15. ¿a que se refiere eso? Ya que los siguientes 3 anillos se indican en el dibujo a continuacion.

    1. Hola, gracias para sus palabras.
      La cadena es clara... Voltear el labor y empezar el anillo rojo: 35nd hacer una union al anillo 15 picot 5 picot 15, cerrar.

  13. Magnifique, merci beaucoup Corina !