I bought Maggie Roschyk's book, Artistic Seed Bead Jewelry , about a year ago and love it. The projects in the book use seed beads to frame or bezel larger beads, making them shine.
When I saw Maggie's "Sovereign Spike Ring" in the October 2012 issue of Bead and Button, I thought, "it's such a cool ring, but I could never pull it off."
Luckily for me, a friend saw the ring and said "I would totally wear that all the time."
I started pulling beads out and came up with this.
I loved how the bezel came together and it is a great way to use up left over beads.
I love the ring, though, with the spike, I probably wouldn't wear it. I would, however, substitute a 6mm or 8mm pearl .. or the new Czech gumdrop beads .. or the pyramid beads. I think you get the picture. :)