|reattaching the runaway flower
About time to fix this poor little ring! After riding around in a plastic baggie in the bottom of my purse for at least a month, it lost one of its flowers. Poor little thing!
As a beading instructor, I fear I am ridiculously hard on my pieces. Luckily the plastic baggie caught the runaway flower (and the little turn bead too, for that matter).
You can see one of the things I absolutely love about freeform peyote stitch in this photo. Even though a thread broke and I lost a flower, the rest of the ring stayed neatly intact. No cascade of escaping beads to corral. Since I had to stitch the one flower back on, I decided to run my thread through the other two as well, just for reinforcement. But it wasn't strictly necessary.
|ready to wear again.
With Valentine's Day coming up, it would be easy to make a another Valentine ring or two. But I did that last year. So I'm likely to go on to something new. Not sure what theme I'll work with this coming weekend.
A friend from Seedbeaders gave me a wonderful, oddly-shaped black pearl that could be a fun focus for my next ring. Or I may simply stroll the aisles at Fusion Beads and see what jumps out at me.
It's also fun to see what my students bring to work with - every ring made is so unique! If you don't believe me, do a search on my blog for 'ring'. You'll see what I mean.
|a better photo of the pearl than of the ring
Want to come play?
There's still plenty of room if you'd like to join in. Saturday, January 28th from 2:00- 5:00pm.
I'm looking forward to it!