Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The bead shop in town is closing down. That's a shame, but it's also an excuse to go and buy some interesting beads, like the ones I used here. I experimented with working the dangles downwards and finishing with a loop-tatted-ring as explained by Tatting Fool, but they didn't hang well. It's really essential to take both threads through the big bead. So I started each dangle at the bottom with a beaded ring, took the threads through the big bead and then made split rings, before finishing with a ring with a picot so that I could join the dangles onto the split-ring-braid.