Wednesday, May 25, 2011

rings and more rings

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.


Francesca Watson said...

Marcia, these rings are wonderful. I don't seem to be able to find any classes with you near enough for me to travel to - any chance you'll be putting together kits and/or instructions on these?

NoNa9 said...

Estos anillos son fantásticos, la combinación de colores me parece perfecta. Felicidades.

Karyn said...

Wow these are awesome... will these be in your next book? I live in Australia so I too can't get to any of your classes :(


Anonymous said...

Awesome rings, they even look like they could be stackable in coordinating colors!

Marcia DeCoster said...

There will be a plan to put these in the second book, t The Bead Within, since they are called the dream keeper vessel series and will contain your dreams. That will be a bit of a long wait, scheduled to be published in fall 2014....and yes Mandy, definitely stackable.

Karyn said...

2014...ohhh what a tease! I have pre-ordered a few books lately which are due out later this year - I thought that was a long time to wait!!