Monday, February 23, 2009

Tatted Butterfly Paperclip



String 16 seed beeds on tatting thread.


1st ring: 6ds, p(3 beads), 6ds, cl

2nd ring: 6ds, p(1 bead), 3ds, p(3 beads), 3ds, p(1 bead), 3ds, p, 6ds, cl

3rd ring: 3ds, p, 3ds, cl

4th ring: 6ds, p, 3ds, p(1 bead), 3ds, p(3 beads), 3ds, p(1 bead), 6ds, cl

5th ring: 6ds, p(3 beads), 6ds, cl


leave tails of thread while making tassel. Take two playing cards and wrap thread around narrow width 20 times. Cut all threads while holding together. With threads in bundle, lay in center of butterfly. Take remaining tails from tatting and tie in place. With separate thread, wrap base of tassel securely and finish off. Trim tassel to desired length.


Thread paperclip through top three picots.
Tip: If having trouble threading beads, dip 1" tip of thread in superglue and let dry, this hardens it enough to use like needle to put beads onto thread.