Not every project will make it into the book, not because it isn't good but maybe because it doesn't fit with the style of the other projects or maybe because it's a bit simple. This one fits into that category but I wanted to share with you how easy it is to make.
This ring is a very small fit because of the bulk of the lace. For a larger ring, create your coil by wrapping 20 gauge wire around a tube which is approximately 6mm (1/4") larger than the size you want the finished ring to be. You will also need to increase the length of lace you are working with.
Here's what you'll need for this project:
- Ring size memory wire (for a larger ring, see note above)
- Memory wire shears
- Silver Creek Leather Sof-Suede Lace (I've used Tiger Lily)
- Leather adhesive
Keeping the lace flat, wrap the lace around the outside coil (so that the back of the lace is now the front) and then continue weaving over and under until you reach the first coil.
Continue in this fashion until you have woven the lace all the way around the ring. It's a little bit tricky keeping the coils apart for the first few rows but try to keep them as evenly apart as possible so that your ring is the same width all the way around. I've pushed my weaving up tightly together but you if you prefer, you can leave them further apart for a more open weave.
Finish the weaving with one lace ending at the first coil and the other lace ending at the last coil. Wrap the laces around the first and last coils.
Trim the end of both laces to a point.
Thread the ends through one of the outer loops to secure. Glue in place for added security and then trim away the excess.
Why not try this idea on bracelet memory wire and make several in different colours for a stacked effect. It's a very "in" look at the moment.
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'Til next time.....