I love beading magazines .. and jewelry magazines ... and metal working magazines .. and wire magazines .. the list could go on and on. Even though I don't have the materials for all the projects, I still like to read about the process (and fantasize of an unlimited stash and budget).
Ttoday was a lazy Sunday. My husband and daughter were busy playing Plants vs. Zombies. I was paging through the June/July issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry and saw "Love Knot" by Abbi Berta. She twisted thin gauge wire into a cute little ring.
Hmm .. the husband and kiddo were occupied. I had 20 gauge wire and a torch. That's all it took for me to run outside and try my hand at these:
The ring above is my attempt at Abbi's design.
The last two rings are the result of playing around with loops.
This was a fun project with almost instant gratification.
As a side note, Linda Larson's "Bronze Age Cuff" is also featured in the current issue of Step by Step Wire Jewelry. I adore Linda's tutorials and this cuff is amazing. One of these days, I'm going to get the nerve to try it. :)