Not "snowflaky" colours at all of course but again, it's due to the limited supplies I have with me at the moment. I really like the shape of this snowflake and it makes a lovely quick-to-tat gift. This one is already hanging on my brother's wall with the other snowflakes I've sent him in Christmas cards over the last few years (can hardly bear to say that "C" word in August!!!). He keeps them hanging there all year round which I thought was rather nice.
The loop-tatted ring is another great technique to have in your "tatting arsenal". I don't use it very often but on special occasions, it can be the perfect technique to achieve a specific look you're after. It may seem a bit daunting to execute at first, but as with all new techniques, just a little practice and you'll soon get the hang of it. I slip the loop over an empty bobbin and slip that into a shuttle to work the loop-tatted ring instead of finger-tatting. It's much quicker that way and you get better tension on the double-core thread.