An afternoon of physical therapy – I can now step up a 1″ high block – was followed by some beading time. I’ve been wanting to make a beaded ring I saw in Bead and Buttons for a couple of weeks now. It was a project to use up small amounts of beads from other projects. Wouldn’t you know? I didn’t have any of the sizes in the instructions. So a project designed to help use up leftovers, ended up costing me $49 for all new beads. LOL I now have lots of lovely leftovers for other projects, and I do love these colors.
Here’s a picture of the first beaded ring I’ve made for myself:
It’s spiral peyote stitch, and while it’s not perfect, I like it. Mostly matte beads were used as I like the earthy – or should I use the more artistic description of “organic”? look to beaded jewelry. Honest to goodness gemstones are good too, but I can’t afford real gems, I don’t go anywhere to wear them, and I guess I’m lucky, because I actually prefer the subtle look of matte beads anyway.
These are very easy to make, the instructions were terrific, and I might try a spiral peyote stitch bracelet or cuff next.