Cynthia Rutledge - Contemporary Designs of Timeless Elegance
Rings in Motion: I'm So Square!
©2014 by Cynthia Rutledge

Rings in Motion: I'm So Square! ©2014 by Cynthia Rutledge

There was a time that, when you were getting dressed for an evening function, you would add the finishing touches by putting on a cocktail ring. These were glorious confections of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, flawless turquoises and sapphires set in fine metals, adding the "wow factor" to the final evening look. Today some call it "bling", but then, it was called elegant. This grand style is what I love about the movies of the 20's through the 50's, showing us that there was time to spend doing things by traditional standards like taking time to change for dinner.

A flat peyote stitched ring band sets the stage for the next beaded ring in the Rings in Motion series! Peyote stitch, with increasing, forms the base of a 3-D square that is filled with small pearls then laced closed with a delicate edging. The square revolves on a beaded stem with a CZ center. Edged in pearls this ring may be square but it is oh so regal!

The 3-D square is 1" and the ring size is as desired.

Flat peyote stitch using step-up/step-down
Tubular peyote stitch with decreasing and increasing

Skill level: Intermediate

On to La Dolce Vita Bracelet

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