Saturday, February 16, 2008

More experimenting with beaded mock ring

Okay, Jane got me thinking about how else to do this design, so that the ends could be hidden within a final ring. So, this is what I tried next.

I started a mock ring with the bead as in previous post, but only went halfway around. Then I continued with the chain, going into the rest of the pattern. The picots in the photo that appear "flattened" are the ones I had tested the beads on to see if they would fit.

When I got to the top I stopped halfway across the top of the bead, and finished the rest with a split chain. Not really that much more trouble to maneuver with the bead being there, split chains being some trouble, anyway - for me, at least!












So anyway, I got one earring done, with the ends hidden in the top ring. Whew! We'll see if this project makes it all the way to being a pair!

6 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

I simply must learn to make mock rings, split rings, and split chains! This is fascinating and beautiful!

Clyde said...

I'm with you Marilee, split chains are a bugger. I really like the colours of the earring.

Tattycat said...

These are beyond beautiful. I don't know how you figure all of these things out! I managed the mock ring with the bead and could probably do the extra chain and beads, but split chains absolutely hate me! I can finish one, but it's not pretty.

Bonnie said...

Marilee, is this a sampling from your new book? I'm not sure how you come up with new patterns, but these are beautiful.

yarnplayer said...

No need to worry, friends - I got a sudden "Why didn't I think of that before?" inspiration! The split chain is gone in the next post!

Sharon said...

When I need to stack beads on a long picot that won't get joined for a while I put the beads in place and put a small safety pin through the tip of the picot. I'm going to have to put the beads on anyway and holding things in place with a safety pin lets me get enough length to just hold the beads with enough room left over for the join. Then when I get to the place where I can join I just undo the safety pin and make the join.