Sharon posted this lovely snowflake on her blog, and then graciously yielded to pleas from her readers and shared the pattern.
The above snowflake is slightly different from the pattern as written (I altered the chains pointing out toward the tips in round 1 and 2 from 5-5 to 7-7) because when I made it using the original stitch counts it looked like this - lovely, and the radial bars are even more striking, but not quite the same look. I like it both ways, though if I had known the chains in the outside
round would touch, I would have joined them so they were neater.
a different look (or needing to alter stitch counts slightly to get the
same look) is due to different people having different tension while
tatting, and doesn't mean there is anything wrong with either the
pattern or the tatter. It affects this pattern because it is so
intricate and tightly joined - in a looser pattern, it might not be
noticeable at all.