Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Work in Progress: Rings and Pendants

Something rare is happening on the bead tray this week: multiple projects. I try to make a habit of finishing one design before starting the next, as difficult as it may be - unless a piece that I’m working on is incredibly tiresome and unlikely to have a satisfying end. Right now I’ve got a bit of an assembly line thing going.

First I have a new set of four medallion pendants. After gluing on the backing and setting them aside to dry, I got to work on a quick quartet of herringbone rings to pass the time. The pendants all have bead centers and some interesting color combinations. My favorite so far is the lime green with stripes, which looks so much like a caterpillar even my bead helper remarked on it. I’ll leave the final judgment until they’re all snipped and trimmed.

Beaded Rings and Pendants in Progress

With my first ever craft show coming up at the end of this year, I’m hoping to build up a good supply of beaded rings to bring with me. Rather than spend weeks working at nothing but rings - which would interfere with the Egyptian gods challenge, barely on schedule as it is - I’m planning to make them in small batches along the way. I started by choosing some favorite colors and mixing and matching until I got combinations that I liked. Perhaps some new pattern ideas will immerge!

Last week’s ombre lariat is ready to go, and turned out fabulous. I can’t believe that I was so determined to have a continuous rope design - this is so much better.

Blue Green Ombre Lariat

What are you working on this week?

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  1. I like the rope design. Blues and greens are my favorite colours. I hope your question wasn't rhetorical but I'm working on a crocheting a scarf. It's really fun because I usually do jewellery but now I'm teaching myself crochet. [=

  2. I love beaded rings Mortira! Because they are so comfortable to wear that after a few hours you forget that you're wearing one! :)

    And can I please make a request? By the end of the year, when you've completed all the rings, would you please post a picture of the whole batch? I'd really love to see all those little beaded treasures! Thank you!

    1. Definitely! I hope to document the show as well, if everything goes as planned.


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