Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Work in Progress: Leftover Rings

This week I finally got around to setting up a little filing system for my growing collection of herringbone rings. I simply labeled some of my bead cups with sizes 7-10 and made room for them in the bottom of my beading tray. But when I sorted all of the rings I had made into the cups, the quantity looked painfully small. I need to step things up a little if I‘m going to have enough inventory for the holidays.

Herringbone Rings in Progress

Since I was between two projects and not ready to start the new one, I pulled out all of my seed bead boxes and druks, and started setting aside colors for future rings. I chose a handful of pinks, purples and oranges from the druks - colors I’m not likely to need desperately for upcoming projects. Then I gathered up some assorted seed beads with low quantities that I’ll probably never replenish - experimental colors and those that just don’t suit my work anymore. Combined in the right ways, they’ll all make some fantastic rings.

I’ve got two down and one more on the go, then I’ll have to get back to regular designs again. I’ll be keeping this supply of leftover beads handy to work on a ring or two whenever I get the chance.

What are you working on this week?

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