Step 6: Leg 2 and Bead (or Split Ring)

With the legs, work with the necklace (the bows), upside down.  In picture 1 and 2 you can see the bow is upside down and the threads are at the back.

Stitch ten double stitches, add the bead, then stitch ten more double stitches.  I put the bead on the tail strand.  You can either put the bead on the needle (it will have to be able to go off the end of the needle with the thread through the eye as I show in picture four), or, if the bead is too small to fit over the needle) stitch ten double stitches, pull them off the needle as if you were going to finish it, but don't knot it.  Take the thread out of the eye of the needle and thread on a bead.  In picture five you can see that if you do it this way, you will need to do your next ten double stitches, but leave a bit of thread to go around the bead.  You can see in the final picture where there are stitches, then the bead (with thread going along the bottom of the bead) and then ten more stitches.  Now you can knot it.

Ch. 10 bead 10 k.

Another option for this step, that I haven't tried yet, is to do a split ring 3/3 instead of a bead.  The point of the bead is to distinguish between the bows and really is only necessary if you have or like beads.  I like beads.
<p>GORGEOUS! And only for the patient and perservering! Hats off to you!!!</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
Very pretty...had never heard of this until I read your interview!
Awesome work!! Necklace is beautiful!
Thank you! It was lots of fun to make!
Wonderful work. Congratulations.
Thank you!
I love this technique! I hope to try my hand at it this winter. Thanks for sharing.
Please do!
While I don't have the right needle (guess I'll have to find and get one.lol) , I gave it a try.<br> Neat!! I can see possibilities in using this with beading. :) :)<br> Thank you for sharing.
Yeah, I first tried doing this with a regular needle and learned that wasn't going to work at all. I hope you had more luck! You can get them online at Amazon or Walmart, or I have seen that Joann Fabrics carries them in stores now. And I have seen some people go crazy with beading and tatting! I definitely want to see what you come up with if you have the chance to give it a try!
Looks great, I like the colours.
Thank you. I liked that tread too and finally found the perfect project to use it with.

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