My original plan for making a lot of rings was to keep it simple and go with sold colored bands. Then I started getting all these interesting ideas for stripes and fun palettes. Along the way, I discovered that I really, really like two-tone bands, with the contrasting colors at either edge. This is the pattern I’ll be working with for these three rings.
Usually I’ll just grab whatever colors are handy that will make a good match for the druks I’ve saved, but this time around I took a little more time to find just the right palettes. It’s hard to resist the temptation to only use leftover colors and the dregs of seed bead packets - although small projects like rings are a great way to clean up lingering colors in one’s bead stash.
Here’s how Nekhbet’s collar turned out. I decided at the last minute not to put any trim on the edges, and just leave the bridges bare. Any extra beadwork would have diminished the look of the collar, I think.
What are you working on this week?
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