9.) Next round: During this round, I will pull an extremely small picot (just enough to get a size 15 or 16 crochet hook in).
10.) Tat: 1 - (very small) 1, slide up a 4 mm bead (core thread) and 5 seed beads (working thread), 1 - (very small) 1.
11.) Lock join between the last cwj and the 1ds (foundation round)...you will pull a picot here.
12.) Tat 1 ds and Lock join between the 1 ds (foundation round) and the cwj...you will pull another picot here.
13.) Repeat steps 10 - 12, around, joining to the very small picot from the last 1-1.
14.) Once done, you can cut and hide ends or perform a split chain.
15.) I hate hiding ends! so I performed the split chain...lock join to the next picot join, then lock join to the starting point. Work a double stitch (this is part of the split chain) then work one more double stitch. Join to the first picot, from this round.
16.) This round has formed a scalloped look. Do not try to straighten this round. This is imitating the scallop edge of the original piece of jewelry.
17.) Final round: this will consist of chains and the bail. I usually wind my thread to floss-cards. This way I can use it as a shuttle, for a small amount of tatting, plus they store well. The bail consist of a floating ring, so this comes in handy.
18.) Tat 13 ds, lock join to the next picot.
19.) Tat around until you get to the point to add the bail. I want things to last, so I add finding to a tatted bail instead of a picot. Picots can wear, fray and stretch. A tatted bail has substance to it.
20.) The chain, before the center of the piece (the center is between the chains) should be 8 - 5. Remember, very small picots.
21.) Next chain (other side of the piece), 5 ds,
floating ring: 1 ds, slide up seed bead from the floss-card, 1 ds + (join to the picot from the last chain made) [1 ds, slide up seed bead] do this 5 times; 1ds. Close ring.
finish the chain with 8 ds. Lock join to the next picot from the last round.
22.) Continue step 18 around. Cut and hide ends. This piece is suppose to have a scalloped look, so don't thy to flatten the ends. You may adjust the chains to make it look uniform.
23.) Add a jump ring to the bail. I want things to last so I added an oval jump ring instead of a round jump ring. Round ones can spin and the ends could wear on the threads.
My notes as I went along...hope this helps. If you need help, designing a piece, don't be afraid to ask. Thanks again, Diane, for the rings :)