I have more ideas for making rings, it seems to be a trend at the moment. I notice both Sabine Lippert and Linda Roberts making statement rings and I wonder if I was subliminally influenced to make rings.
Sabine's and Linda's are both fanciful affairs, much more whimsical then what I've done here.
Mine all started with the funnel shape I beaded in Tucson at the Bead Summit and have gone on from there. I'd like to make another with a square shape and steep embellished sides and a stone in top. However for the time being I need to do a few different things.
I'd also like to get out a different palette and play with it for a bit. I love this soft pastel pallet but I think they'd be great fun in a nice bright set of colors. Suzanne Golden colors or Jeannette Cook colors.
I find small pieces like this are a great place to play with the interaction of color. This palette is destined to become a new Victoria. There is a lot of what I refer to as color complexity when you have so many layers in such a small area. The choice of embellishment bead changes things up a lot as well. In the far back ring the top is broader because I embellished the row below it with 11's instead of 15's which caused the shape to pillow out more then on the first one.
Three of these get mailed off to the Beading Frenzy in San Mateo today where I will be teaching them in August. The other two will go with me to Bead and Button and hopefully one or two more.