I like to make, store, and use components to think on my feet, to help me realize what goes where and how to put things together. I keep a small plastic container filled with dry granulation balls, bails, short tube beads (which can be used for all kinds of things), coil jump rings, and shards of broken projects that I can pull out whenever I need a particular shape. That's how I make the tops of most of my Hollow Rings - by playing with shapes, moving them here and there, and finally settling on a pleasing design.
|I used two broken rings, a cracked tube bead, and a small|
half lentil from a class demo to make these rings.
|It was a simple task, but one that really helped me realize the |
final design and how to go about making it.