Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Ring a Day - Ten

The self-inflicted June Ring a Day challenge is one third complete! Only 20 more rings to go. I believe by then I will be able to make them in my sleep! After 10 days, I have already learned a few new things about making jewelry. The most valuable lesson has been: quality before variety. In other words, it’s okay to make the same variations over and over, instead of trying to force new ideas that turn out poorly. I’m going to stick to what works!

Sea Breeze Ring by The Sage's Cupboard, on Flickr
Ring #10 - Sea Breeze

Therefore, today’s ring is a very simple herringbone design - one of my favorites. I think more often than not, it’s the use of color and accents that make a piece special, not the elaborate use of techniques. For this piece, I combined some very pretty blue, white and clear seed beads with a lovely smoky blue shell coin. The result is a breezy ring, perfect for summer, and a much calmer me.

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  1. Love, Love, Love your sea breeze ring!
    You say your herringbone design is a simple one, but oh my.. it's so effective :)

  2. Thank you! I love the shape that it makes. I think it looks like a gladiator's belt. My husband thought it was an eyeball. (I think he needs glasses)


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