Normally I’m pleased when I sell something, but to be honest I felt quite sad this week when a lovely customer bought my favourite Heliotrope Cocktail Ring. When I made it I thought hard about listing it, as it is very me, but given that I never get to wear most of the things I make for myself (and I was on maternity leave at the time, so even less likely to wear it) I photographed and listed it on Folksy. The form is a simple one – three peyote circles – two forming exaggerated ring bands and the third bezelling a big vintage Swarovski flat back from Robin’s Beads. The colour of the crystal is totally fab (deep blue with turquoise and magenta highlights) and it’s a discontinued finish, so hard to get at all let alone a nice big one like this. Hopefully Robin’s Beads will have some more crystals left, as now it is gone I can’t help wanting another one for myself…….
4 thoughts on “Bye bye baby”
The two-peyote-ring design of the hoop here is genius!
Thinking back it may well have come about because I couldn’t actually make a single ring small enough using this technique – putting two together at an angle makes the finished ring size sensible.
Exactly — it’s an elegant solution to a problem with the physics of beads. I geek out about this sort of thing. 🙂