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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ice Drops

Diane let me know where to fine these beautiful  20 mm. coins Etsy  

I received them not too long ago and thought about  changing the recipe a bit to show these beautiful peacock eyes.
she mentioned that she worried that the patterned might cover them up.
so I really didn't mine the original but having plenty of time to think on it.  I used smaller thread size 80 and this helped.

 With size 80 thread.  Make 14 rings altogether, connecting picots on each side rings of,  6 picot 3 picot 6,  in-between each ring a chain or 8 picot 8 connecting the last ring and chain.
With out cutting, round two starts right on top of the first ring, make another round of same size rings and chains, (fold back chains of last round) but this time lock join at base of the rings the smaller chain of only 8 double stitches( this way you have two circles of rings and chains.
Don;t forget to slide the 20 mm. coin in when you are down to the last 4 rings left.
That was the hardest part working with coin in, and now you start with last round  (never cut and tie till end)
you make a chain of 8, then a ring of 6 connect to first available picot 6 and close ring then chain of 8 then Josephine knot of 8 half stitches, chain of 8 then another ring of 6 picot 6 connecting to next picot go all the way around, cut and tie :)   

30 comments:

  1. so, so pretty, thanks for the instructions, might have a go at these.
    Briony
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  2. Great design! Shows off the beautiful coin wonderfully!! :)

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  3. Perfect! I was just looking at my size 80 thread and trying to decide how to approach using these wonderful beads. Now I don't have to think! Thank you! :-)

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    1. So glad you like this and hope you give it a try😀

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  4. They show off the peacock beads wonderfully!

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  5. Lovely and with direction too! Thank you, I'd stop resisting this ice drops addiction, highly contagious, lol

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    1. Really I too resisted for as long as I could

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  6. They are beautiful beads, I looked at these but international postage takes them out of my reach, there's also some beautiful multi coloured rounds at tatting corner.
    Unfortunately I can't tat size 80, my eyes won't let me, you have done a wonderful job and your ice drop looks a wow, Thanks for joining us ice drop addicts.

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    1. I will try a different pattern with size 20 for you 😄

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  7. Einfach eine wunderschlne Arbeit
    Liebe Grüsse Marlies

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  8. Einfach eine wunderschlne Arbeit
    Liebe Grüsse Marlies

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  9. Wow ! Gorgeous - as usual :-) I love peacock feathers and colours and you have done full justice to pattern and theme.

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    1. Thanks I will do this again and try greens and gold next time.

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  10. This is pure beauty! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I'm not brave enough to try size 80 thread yet, but I have some peacock glass gems; I'll carefully save them, and your instructions, and try one day. I'm still working on my shuttle skills (was a needle tatter last time I posted here ^_^) and Diane's original tutorial.

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    1. I feel the need to work out a pattern for size 20 thread😀

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    2. Please don't resist that need! Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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  11. Wow Carollyn,
    Very interesting this pattern for cabochon, I like the peacock colors!
    have a good weekend
    sabrina

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    1. Thank you, I love your fiber art too, and love to be inspired by all you work too.

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  12. very nice Carollyn!
    These are my favourite colors.
    ciao, let

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    1. Thank you I enjoy being inspired by your blog too!

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  13. So pretty with those peacock coins! My colours too! :-)

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    1. Thank you, I wonder if this is one of there top sellers of colors :)

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  14. Beautiful coins and nice pattern. Love this little hook :) I've sent you an e-mail some time ago. Did you receive it from katarzynaniewczas1@gmail.com?

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  15. Thank you, I will check I don't recall getting one from you.

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