Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Rings, Antique Buttons and Things

Yes, I have been playing with rings lately. Earlier this month I posted the Love Knot Part 1 and Part 2 the Cluster Ring tutorials for those who would like to make their own ring (they are pictured at the bottom of the photo above). Other rings pictured are the Wave Ring, the Curl Ring, the Solitare, the Spiral Ring and another one that I believe in some circles is called the Bird's Nest although mine doesn't look like one. This past Saturday I offered to teach a ring making class with another gem club member in April, so I have been playing again and trying to find new designs. Since the students will be new to working with wire, I didn't want to start with soldering rings so wire wrapping will work. Last year I found the Spiral Ring tutorial HERE and never tried to make it until today. I think it turned out really cute. I used a lampwork bead for one and the other two I used old buttons. This is a great way to use up some antique buttons or one of a kind lampwork beads.


Since I'm in the market for ring tutorials (free ones), let me know if you find any. I'd like to offer my students a variety of designs to choose from.

I hope everybody is having a great week. Don't forget about my great Copper Jewelry Giveaway I posted about yesterday. Easy to enter.

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  2. Love it! I've made the swirly one with no beads and I think I've made the one with the twirl on top of the bead too. Obviously it's not something I love because I haven't made one in AGES! =)

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