The pattern was originally shared on Facebook by Angela Gambka. She also made a video to show her technique, which I found incredibly useful. I finally got my Rewards stash of the month from the Sears Rewards Program and plan on using the beads for it. I have that coworker who loves anything butterfly, and at least I have someone to give it to when it's complete. Since this involves beadwork and a lot of it compared to my normal tatting activities, I'm going to wait until I have a full day off from my IRL to start this.
I've also worked on my version of Jan Stawsz's Monster Doily. I picked up another ball of size 80 DMC ball in white and definitely need to pick up a couple more not to mention the same size in black. I'm of the mind set to use up all my fine thread up on larger projects so then I can justify to Honey adding to my shuttle and thread collection. After all, if I don't have supplies how am I suppose to relieve stress?
I was planning on doing the snowflakes in this area in the mix black rings and white chains but since I did one row solid, I went with solid black. I found the little card with some black and it was enough to load a pair of shuttles. This row is a bit annoying to work. I'm used to having picots being more or less evenly distributed. The awkwardness of the five picots on one side to the three on the other is throwing my rhythm off. I think it also didn't help that I joined backwards from what the pattern diagram shows, so I'm having to reverse the counts in my head.