|Spiral Dancers: ruffles and flat spirals|
I think we did a pretty good job in class, just by looking at the bead structure. But yesterday I decided to check my old files and sure enough, I had taken process photos as I made them, thinking I might use them in my book.
So, here you go Amy; I put together a Photo Essay outlining the steps to make both earrings. The right earring is a flat spiral, while the left earring ruffles out and has cross bridges to link the ruffles.
Since I hadn't intended it as a pattern, the stitching pattern is somewhat erratic. That being the case, I decided to make another pair to sort out the pattern. So far, I've made two more pairs.
I fixed the pattern and then played with different ideas, and now have actual, someone-could-follow-it patterns. Can you believe it? I plan to include them in the Freeform Peyote Ruffles ebook that I aim to publish before November 1st. Starting with the 10-page handout from my class, I'm expanding it to 20 pages, including patterns for these earrings and a pendant.
|The ruffle's the exact pattern, the flat spiral's a variation|
|The ruffle's the variation in this sample|