I know this is a bit unorthodox... but I fancied tatting Ice Queen in black, to see what it would look like... for a change. I still find there is more tension than I would like in this pattern and am starting to wonder whether I should update it... I don't remember having problems when I first tatting it and wrote the pattern and wonder whether it's just that my bugle beads need to be a bit longer (they do vary in size) because the problem is mostly where the three rings join on the last round. Having a longer bugle beads there would lift the centre ring and make more space for the other two small rings.
And I'm still enjoying a bout of beading and completed another pair of earrings.