Friday, August 27, 2010
I cant stop buying donuts!
No! not the sugary, jammy kind but donuts for jewellery.
But then I never know how to string them!
You could just loop a strand of leather through it and make a simple necklace.
Or you could purchase a special donut bail, like these from abeadstore.com
They are simple to use and look quite pretty.
But I am never prepared enough to have special bails like that.
So here is what I have done -
A simple wire wrap.
I didnt want to hide the lovely design on this ceramic pendant, and the gunmetal wire kind of blends in with the design.
A simple wire wrap plus dangle.
This is a gorgeous ceramic donut, but it looks like stone doesnt it?
I wanted to make it a bit more fanct but not overwhelming, so I strung a brass spiral charm after I did the wire wrap, and it covers the wire up too.
Another wire wrap plus dangles.
I wanted to incorporate several flower charms on this very large peace stone donut, but nothing worked.
The flowers have double holes on the back, like a button shank and so wouldn't sit flat.
So I made separate loops on them and strung them as I made the wrapped loop for the bail.
I made two seed bead loops for this large lime jade donut.
I like the way it hangs from two suspension points.
Several beaded loops.
The loops on this jade donut form part of the freeform peyote design.
I have also seen very elaborate beaded bails in beading magazines.
And I'm keen to do some more freeform wiring to hang donuts.
Now I feel inspired to make some more!
How do you deal with donuts?