Taking my lead again from Tatting Fool, I finished Jane's Small Motif pattern, using beads from Miranda and thread from Kelly. (LOVE the Coats #30!)
All in all I am pleased with it, but I was confused about how to add the first bead that does not sit in a split ring like the rest. So it is free on the top of the ring, ( coming from the shuttle thread, as normal beads do in a picot at the top of a ring) while the others are held on with the ball thread, that sort of wraps over the top of the bead - as they would be if threaded on the ball thread in non-split-ring tatting. Anyone know what I am referring to? I could not figure this out!
Another question: I could not figure out how to add the first bead on the false picot at the beginning, to be like the remaining ones. Can this be done so that there is no thread lying over the bead?