Christmas Snowflake 2010 © Wanda Salmans
I made a little change from the pattern on this snowflake, making the ends with three rings instead of a thrown ring, shortened the arm chains and left out most of the decorative picots. I like the way it came out. This is made in Lizbeth size 20, White #601. The original pattern can be found on my Pattern tab.
December Star 2011 © Wanda Salmans
I made a little change in this pattern, too (can you tell? It's not a star!). I only made two changes in this one - added beads and another arm to make it a snowflake. I like the beads but it sure slows down the tatting! The beads are a bright, shiny, reflective silver - and they made taking a good picture of this a real bear! Let's just say I'm very frustrated with my camera right now :-( This 'star' is made in Lizbeth size 20 Christmas Red #671. The original pattern can be found on my Pattern tab.
I think the changes in both patterns were successful. The reason for the changes? I'm running short on time for coming up with a totally new pattern for my 2013 Christmas snowflakes. If I'm going to give anybody snowflakes I've got to get them done ASAP and starting with something I already have then making a few changes might be what I end up with. Hmmm., will I stick with one of these - or find something else?
Time will tell.
"Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk."
William Arthur Ward
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