Jun 062016
 

This is my first try at a ring. I didn’t follow any patterns even though I think I pinned a ton of them. I was just playing around with the wire to see what I could do and this is the result.

I’ve had these magnetic hematite beads sitting in my bead box for years now all stuck together. I’d play with them every once in a while because magnetism is fun, but I never came up with something to do with them until now.

It’s not perfect, but I like it. I might have to come up with pieces to match now.

hematite-ring

Nov 102013
 
May 292013
 

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Book description from Amazon.com

This is a pretty good book for beginners. It has many of the basics for wire wrapping, beading, stitches, and loom work. Lots of valuable information about beads, vintage beads, cords, wire, thread, and the tools of the trade. I’m sure I’ll be referring to this book for years to come.

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