This pattern for example... has taken me aaaaages! I think I'm getting there with it but it's been way too long in the making.
I kinda like the fact that the little crystal star in the centre
sits inside a star made by the chains around it,
which in turn is at the heart of the larger star.
A star within a star within a star!
It helps to look at it from further away to see this I think...
Still, I never quite got to the "YESSSS, it's done now, I like it!". I kept fiddling with it and fiddling with it... Not completely satisfied but I think this will be it. I've made so many samples already that I should have enough to send to family and friends and hopefully it has given me ideas for other designs.
Look at that lovely stack of stars!
... and more have been made since.
Anyone has a suggestion for a name?
I've called it "Crystal Star" for now
which is not very imaginative.
There were some questions on the original post about how the crystal centre was made... I was trying to avoid using a loop-tatted ring as I think many tatters may find that technique a bit daunting. What I ended up doing is making one really large picot and adding all the crystals to that same picot and making joins into it. It's just a matter of getting the right size of picot and manipulating it as you add each new crystal.
Oh, I just noticed...
the yellow thread inside the crystals
make yet another tiny star!
I will draw 5 names from the comments to this post to receive a free pattern.
And don't forget, if you have a better name suggestion,
it would be gratefully received!