I first saw Nancy Tracy's tatted magnolia on Umi & Tsuru's blog. It's impressively cute, so I saved the pattern and planned to do it someday. I can see from Umi and Tsuru's post that this was over a year ago.
Oh well, today is someday, so here's my version, in bud, and in bloom.
After tatting the pattern, I'm even more impressed. It's clever as well as cute. The way the base supports the center, the ruffly middle bits, the overlapping petals, all of it clever. The only tricky part is getting the chains between petals going the right way. I'm putting this picture here for reference.
See, the chain comes out the front of the first petal and wraps round to the back of the next petal (Many apologies to Nancy Tracy if I got that wrong). I have a feeling I'm going to need this picture in future. I'm planning to make a whole bouquet of magnolias someday...