I could cry.
I really wanted to make Marilee's "Beguile" earrings using these cool laser-cut wooden things as the centers.
This one has eight places around the edge where you could join, perfect since the pattern has eight repeats. As I was making the first earring, I ran into a major snag.
A tiny little piece broke off the edge as I was trying to make a join. The whole thing thus became unusable.
I didn't have a spare like this, but I did have a pair in another design.
These aren't quite as cool, but still very attractive and unusual; and if someone hadn't seen the others to compare, they wouldn't know what they were missing. These have ten joining places, so I figured I would just do an extra two repeats and make the rings a little smaller so they wouldn't be crowded.
I am determined to make these earrings, but I will have to do it with metal embellishments, as these wooden ones are clearly not designed to have tatting joined to them.