My wave pattern, while similar, uses a different color palette and different bead pattern.
|After I created the turquoise one, I realized it looked a bit like the design in my bathroom rug, except the rug is more random. Maybe next design.|
|The two rings on the right have a right angle weave base. I added the embellishments after making the base.|
|These are all a combo of peyote and brick stitch edges.|
|I absolutely love how these just stand up on their own like little R2D2's. I am naming this series "Sputniks". |
I liked them so much I created this set next.
|The project was for a ring that was configured to stand on the squared end rather than lay flat but I like it flat. I liked the shape of the beads so much I decided to make a necklace too.|
|The turquoise ring was the 1st one made and you can see it does not have the same crisp squarish shape as the black one. That is because the instructions called for going back through beads and skipping one and I missed that. I tried to correct it later but was too late.|
|I made the clasp after watching tutorial on Fire Mountain Gems. Their's did not have a bead on it but I added one on mine to have a nice finish.|
|This was after a few days. Some of the most intensive work is peyote stitching around the glued cabs.|
|More progress. added a few more cabs because my eyesight was still fairly good.|
This is about day 12. Nearly done and before I will cut the lacy's flush against the beadwork. I look at it to see how I want to embellish (that was adding the glass leaves, pearls on sequins, etc). Basically, I am looking to see what might need some more flare or covering. Sometimes there are tiny white gaps which make a perfect place to embellish. The other thing I like to do before gluing on the ultrasuede backing is to look at the curves along the edge. If they are too steep, I know I may run into buckling problems when I brick stitch the edges so I add beads to smooth them out some. The last step after gluing the backing on is to stitch it to the lacy's stiff stuff. I like to use brick stitch but there are other options.