Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A tale of two Ice Drops...


Today I tatted two Doodle Ice Drops, both in size 20 Lizbeth #683, Leaf Green Lt. The stitch count is the same on both, but the one on the left is smaller because of the size of the glass gem.


When using a smaller glass gem (3/4"), I prefer to use my original basic Ice Drop pattern as the base. I love the flower design on the back!

If the glass gem is slightly larger, I use the one pass method. In the one pass method, I tat the back ring, then the front ring, and finally the chain that links to the next set of rings. The advantage to using this method is that it is easy to increase the number of rings to accommodate the size of the glass gem. I do have quite a few larger glass gems on hand, so it's nice to have options!

11 comments:

  1. Yes, good to know how to accommodate different size gems, thanks.

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    1. I'm guessing that stitch counts would have to change for even larger gems, but since I don't have any large ones lying around, I haven't experimented!

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  2. Diane, sorry if I'm being rude when I say I almost prefer the back of the ice drop.

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    1. Not rude at all! My friend Pam told a couple of years ago that she prefers the back of the Ice Drop. I like that it's pretty from both sides!

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  3. I never tire of options 😍

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    1. I know that to be true! I love reading your blog posts about your experiments with techniques and patterns... all are so detailed and informative!

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