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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

russian inspired bracelets

There's a song by Aretha Franklin entitled "chain of fools", I love the refrain when they repeat "chain chain chain"... That's what I was singing while tatting these bracelets 🥰

The idea came up after I tatted another bracelet, following a video by Svetlana Borovik, a Russian tatter, here it is the link:

And in the next picture there is my version:
Thread is HWT (coloured silk wounded together with Finca metallic gold colour 0006 n.2/C), it is like a cotton size 10, then I sewed agate on it. I like it a lot, thank you Svetlana! 🥰🥰🥰

Back to the point, I was playing with that pattern, when I found by chance the lovely chainmail effect.

That is, the trick is only in the ring&chain lanyard and how it is interlaced after that you have the tatting done. That's the lesson I learnt from Svetlana's Master Class.

It is very very easy!!! I haven't copied the pattern for these bracelets, it is my original idea and if - it could happen - someone tatted this pattern before, I would not be surprised, because it is very basic, a pattern for beginners 😍!

The basic idea behind all versions of my bracelet it is only a line of rings and chains, with no picots nor joins.

》》》》》I tatted a line of rings with 20 ds and chains 20 ds each. Start with a ring, then you have just to make a line of chains and rings all the same, then a last chain and make all the interlacing. At the end, tat one curled ring to block the last two rings.《《《《《


But it can be a one-shuttle pattern, too!
You should put beads in place of the chains.
In the next pic there are 20 rocaille beads 15/0 between each ring, tatted with a thread comparable to a cotton size 50 (it is S Master 30 by Fili &Gioielli a chiacchierino, from Edda Guastalla's shop):

How to interlace:

FIRST METHOD:
Follow the pictures:
  • put B over A, 
  • pass C throughout both A and B from back to front, 
  • pull C and 
  • rename that last ring as in bottom-left pic and repeat.
I tatted 30 rings and finished with one bead in the bare thread, then tatted one curled ring (that is C in next picture), that is: 10ds, very small picot, 10ds.
That last CR (="curled ring") joined together the last 2 rings (A and B in next picture).
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SECOND METHOD:
Another way to interlace is using just 2 rings, like in next picture: 
Follow the pictures:
  • put B over A, 
  • pass B throughout A from back to front, 
  • pull B and 
  • rename that last ring as in bottom-right pic and repeat.
Finish as in previous method, with a CR.
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These are my "Russian inspired bracelets", pattern is after each picture. Add or remove one or more ring&chain to fit your wrist's size.
ds = double stitch;
fhs= first half stitch;
shs = second half stitch;
vsp = very small picot;
CR = curled ring.

Bracelet#1:
Thread S Master 30 by Fili &Gioielli a chiacchierino, from Edda Guastalla's shop, it is like a cotton size 50. One shuttle and ball (or two shuttles).
Start with a ring.
(*) Ring: 20ds; Chain: 20ds; (**)
Repeat from (*) to (**) 26 times;
Chain 10ds; don't cut the thread.
Then interlace using the FIRST METHOD, at the end tat a CR: 10ds,vsp,10ds (curl around the last 2 rings). Cut and hide ends.

Bracelet#2:
Thread is Finca metallic gold colour 0006 n.2/C, doubled, it is like a cotton size 20. Beads are rocailles 11/0 all loaded on the core shuttle. One shuttle and ball (or two shuttles).
Start with a ring.

Ring: 20ds; Chains: 20ds;
Ring: 20ds; Chain: 20ds;
(*) Ring: 20ds; Chain: 10ds;
Continue the chain in this way: Slide one bead on the core thread and tat 1 fhs, then slide another bead and tat 1 shs; Repeat for a total of 8 beads (that is: bead, 1fhs, bead, 1shs, bead, 1fhs, bead, 1shs, bead, 1fhs, bead, 1shs, bead, 1fhs, bead, 1shs).
Ring: 20ds; Chain: 20ds; (**)
Repeat 12 times from (*) to (**).
Ring: 20ds; Chain: 20ds; don't cut the thread.
Then interlace using the FIRST METHOD, at the end tat a CR: 10ds,vsp,10ds (curl around the last ring). Cut and hide ends.

Bracelet#3:
Thread S Master 30 by Fili &Gioielli a chiacchierino, from Edda Guastalla's shop, it is like a cotton size 50. One shuttle and ball (or two shuttles).
Start with a ring.
 
(*) Ring: 20ds; Chain: 20ds;(**)
Repeat 20 times from (*) to (**).
Ring: 20ds;
Tat a last chain of 10ds; don't cut the thread.
Then interlace using the SECOND METHOD, at the end tat a CR: 10ds,vsp,10ds (curl around the last ring). Cut and hide ends.

Bracelet#4:
Thread is DMC metallic AR-CL 100% polyester, it is like a cotton size 70. Beads are hematite stones. One shuttle and ball (or two shuttles).
Start with a ring.
 
Ring: 20ds; Chain: 20ds;
Ring: 20ds; Chain: 20ds;
(*) Ring: put a bead in the loop for the ring, 20ds, close (the bead will be trapped at the base); 
Chain: 20ds;(**)
Repeat 20 times from (*) to (**).
Ring: 20ds;
Tat a last chain of 10ds; don't cut the thread.
Then interlace using the SECOND METHOD, at the end tat a CR: 10ds,vsp,10ds (curl around the last ring). Cut and hide ends.

Bracelet#5:
Thread is Finca metallic gold colour 0006 n.2/C, doubled, it is like a cotton size 20. Beads are miyuki delica seed beads 11/0 all loaded on shuttle. Only one shuttle.
Start with a ring. Leave a short tail (only 25cm) to finger tat one chain.

Ring: 20ds; Chain: 20ds; hide the chain's end.
(*) Ring: 20ds; close ring; slide 18 beads (**)
Repeat 16 times from (*) to (**).
Ring: 20ds;
Slide 10 beads.
Then interlace using the SECOND METHOD, at the end tat a CR: 10ds,vsp,10ds (curl around the last ring). Cut and hide end.

Ciao,
Ninetta 


12 comments:

  1. Very clever and so many goodies 😍💖🌹👍🌹🌹

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  2. OOOOO! I like it! This may just have to be what I tat on the plane flying to Tat Days in Georgia. The whole trip will take me about 10 hours with getting to the airport and sitting in the plane. Should make good progress.....

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    1. Yes! It is perfect for travelling, no joins to do and minimal attention required 🥰👍

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  3. Oooh, you are clever! Can’t wait to get my hand back full strength and tat one of these! Thank you for wonderful “how-to”!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I'm happy that you like it 🥰🌹

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  4. Those are really wonderful bracelets!! :)
    Thank you for teaching us!! :)

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  5. That is clever Ninetta. I like techniques that are much easier than they look! Thanks for explaining clearly.

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  6. Beautiful jewelry and interesting technique. Thank you!

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Thank you very much for all your nice comments.

Ciao
Ninetta