So the split chain worked out OK. I continued with it to try to create a cover for a 3" satin ball. Below is my attempt. I am not a designer by any stretch of the imagination, but this is what came out when I just let the shuttle work where it wanted to. I plan to make another for the bottom, then offset the points and Josephine rick rack them together. Hope it comes out like I want.
Now I need to figure out how to make a pattern for it. I have an AutoCAD drawing that I can follow, but it is just lines and circles with numbers added. I suppose someone else could follow it, but I would really like to be able to do it with a professional look. Probably the perfectionist in me.
I do have ideas for other things, it is, as we have all said before, just a matter of getting time. Working 10 hours a day really cuts into my tatting time. At least I don't work weekends. I let them know I won't. I have to have some "me" time.