For all of you that want to know more about super-duo and twin beads, I've found an interesting video (and I'm soooo happy that I can understand it without subtitles!!!). The link to the video is here.
I hope you will enjoy this little motif. This time I've tried to write a tutorial instead of a visual pattern, let me know if this works for you. The 2 strands of dmc metallic thread I've used is very similar to a size 40 thread. Superduo beads are about 1/4" high, normal beads are Gutermann rocailles 9/o.
Tools: a gauge half inch wide (I used one plastic collar stay for men dress shirt) used horizontally;
another gauge of 1cm wide (or 0.4 inch), used vertically;
a thin wire, folded, to be used as a needle.
Load CTM 2 shuttles, putting 20 normal rounded glass beads in SH2 and 8 super-duo beads, then 4 normal beads, then another 8 super-duo beads in SH1.
From now on, SD will stand for "super-duo bead", and NB for "normal rounded bead".
First round: Start with a ring with SH1, putting 8 SD plus one normal bead inside the ring. Tat 4ds, then slip 2 SD in place of a picot, 4ds. Put one NB from the shuttle and use the gauge half inch wide horizontally for a long picot. Repeat the sequence for other 3 times.Close the ring.
For the last corner, tat the chain of 10ds and then the split ring, equal to previous one, tat the second chain of 10ds and the joining ring of 4-4, then lock join to the starting point and tie. If you want, you can cut there the thread or make a decorative chain of split rings, 6/6 , as I did.
link to my tatting photos in Flickr