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Carloyn Groves Springtime Snowflake



Springtime Snowflake
Carolyn Groves March 2001


This version was done in manuela #20. 12 20mm bugle beads strung on ball thread.

R 4 - 4 - 4 - 4, cl, rw. Slide bugle, pass needle through bugle.



(Split Ring) SR 4 - 4/4 - 4, cl rw.
CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4, cl rw.
*R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3, cl rw,
CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4, cl rw, join to 3rd picot of previous ring.
Repeat from * 3 more times. Do NOT reverse after last chain.
CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4, cl, rw.
SR 4 - 4/4 - 4, cl, rw. Slide bugle, pass needle through.

[R 4 + 4 - 4 - 4, cl, rw, (Join to last picot on center ring.) Slide bugle, pass needle through.
SR 4 - 4/4 - 4, cl rw.
CH 4 - 4 + 4 - 4, cl rw. (Join to middle picot of corresponding chain.)
*R 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3, cl rw,
CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4, cl rw, join to 3rd picot of previous ring.
Repeat from * 3 more times. Do NOT reverse after last chain.
CH 4 - 4 - 4 - 4, cl, rw.
SR 4 - 4/4 - 4, cl, rw. Slide bugle, pass needle through.]

Repeat between [ ] 4 more times.

On last repeat join last chain to middle picot of first chain. After last split ring slide last bugle and pass needle through. Join to top of first center ring.

Carolyn adds these notes for us:

The longer bugles tend to "V" more from the center and press the split rings apart. The shorter bugles might allow the split rings to be joined although I didn't think about that until after I had worked them up.



(This version worked with #12 thread and 10mm beads.)



A word of caution on the last side. Be very careful not to twist the flake when doing the chain join after the next to last split ring! I worked 2 flakes up with out a problem then on the third one was flying along to the last split chain and went to slide the last bugle and everything was bonkers! I didn't realize how easy it would be to twist the work and get a major screw up.



(This version worked with #8 thread and 4mm bugle beads.)

Of course working with the needle it wasn't too difficult to correct.


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