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Friday, September 29, 2006

This is my first beaded, split ring cross. I did it, and in one day! The pattern is from Georgia Seitz's book "Tatting On The Edge...And Beyond." I had wanted to try it for years, but couldn't get up the nerve. With encouragement and instruction from my on-line tatting friends, I finally figured it out. It's not as neat as Georgia's, but my husband was actually impressed with it. (That doesn't happen often.) I used size 80 tatting cotton with tiny blue glass beads. It measures 3 1/4" top to bottom. I've got to try again. I have the beads in the rings instead of sticking out on the picots. And, I had some trouble in the middle where I was joining the arms together. Anyway, I really love it and I'm going to frame it today! Thank you Georgia for the pattern and the ones who helped me, especially Gina! Posted by Picasa


Karl and/or Madeline said...

Good job. It looks so hard to do. Madeline

Needledreams said...

The cross looks lovely! DOn't worry too much about mistakes when learning. I think that gives a special touch to the work because it's really hand-made. Too perfect always looks machine-made. :-)