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