Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Lily Ring Pattern


For your Easter beading pleasure, I present a simple peyote ring featuring an Easter Lily. While I am mostly happy with this ring (which by the way is also lovely with other flower colors!), I think I will try to do one where the flower is more 3d. As it currently is, the lily feel is not as prominant as I would like.

A tip on adding the extra beads on the outside, complete the main ring first in even count peyote. Then come back and add in the extra beads by coming through the center bead of the petal, add two beads, go back through the central bead. Then stitch up through the bead to the right of the central bead, througn one of the added beads, through the other added bead, down through the bead to the left of the central bead. Hope that makes sense...

This year for Easter, I am getting my niece the best book about a bunny ever! Yep, you guessed it Bunnicula! Of course it is an Easter book. It has a bunny, doesn't it?!


Quote: 2 is not equal to 3, not even for large values of 2.
Grabel's Law
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Reworked Flower Ring

Awhile back, I posted a lovely ring with a crystal flower on it. It was a bright, spring time ring and I loved it. The only problem I had with it was that the flower was based on someone else's design. So, I decided to try making a crystal flower with no pattern or design. One that would be mine. Here is the result.

new flower ring

The flower is done in triangle weave with silver seedbeads between the crystals to ease wear on the thread. When attaching it to the base, I added a silver 3 mm round bead to the center.

I am fairly happy with this version of the ring. Although the blue crystals used this time are not as bright as last time... may have to try again with a brighter blue... or lavender.

Added tip: erasers make great bead stops and are good for holding pins as you start peyote.

bead stop

Quote: Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known.
Chuck Palahniuk (1962 - ), Invisible Monsters, 1999
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